Welcome to Part 3 of the "Will It Go Round In Circles?" Free Quilt Pattern and Tutorial. Yesterday we finished up our quilt front and today we will be cutting and piecing our quilt backing. My mom always creates the most beautiful, pieced backings for her quilts. Take it away, Mom........Part 3: Quilt Backing
15. Quilt Backing—I sub cut layer cake pieces for the pieced backing but as above in the cutting instructions. You can cut strips however you like—it’s great way to use up scraps. Lay strips out to get the look you like. Then sew 16 of the 2 ½ inch x 10 inch strips (right sides together) along the long side. Press seams to left side. Sew the other 16 together, press seams to left and then join two sets together. (Doing the two sets allows easier handling instead of sewing strips one at a time).
16. Sew short ends of two narrow back border pieces together. Repeat for other two. Press seams. With right sides together, sew borders to top and bottom edges of pieced backing strip. Press seams up. Trim excess border even with pieced backing.
17. For main backing, cut 3 ½ yd fabric piece in half x WOF for two pieces 63” x 40” and trim selvages off along LOF (length of fabric).
18. Sub cut one piece LOF into 63 inches X 26 inches. Sew this piece with right sides together to the top of the pieced backing strip. Sew the 63 x 40 piece to the bottom of the pieced backing strip. Press seams up and press backing well. Your quilt backing is finished!
Join us tomorrow as we sandwich our quilt and do the actual quilting.
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