Quilting Question #4

Quilting Question #4

Quilters out there, if you have to piece together a one-fabric border, do you try to line it up so that the seam falls at the center of the quilt, or do you let seams fall wherever they may? Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.

About Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Andrea R Huelsenbeck is a wife, a mother of five and a former elementary general music teacher. A freelance writer in the 1990s, her nonfiction articles and book reviews appeared in Raising Arizona Kids, Christian Library Journal, and other publications. She is currently working on a young adult mystical fantasy novel and a mystery.

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  1. I’m pretty lax about that. I am more of a use it all up quilter, though I limit the number of back seams as much as possible. I also tend to buy 120 inch muslin for backing. I’m pretty old school that way!

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    • I am also from the use-it-up school, but I once redid some borders because I didn’t like where the seams fell. Maybe I’m just picky.
      As for the backs, when I started quilting in the 1980s, everyone used muslin for the backs. It was so economical. In the 1990s when people began using gorgeous fabric on the backs, it seemed so extravagant. I wondered how they could afford it–it doubled the cost of the quilt materials. I still piece a lot of backing from scraps or out of regular yardage; I’ve just started buying 108″ backing fabrics.

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