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TTMT #277 – jewells68 – August 21, 2018 – Fats2Backs

Back to quicker videos! I talk about piecing backs, batting, and plans for the upcoming 3 day weekend… hint, it will involve 2.5″ strips. 🙂

18 thoughts on “TTMT #277 – jewells68 – August 21, 2018 – Fats2Backs

  1. Your hair looks cute pulled back AND I love the earrings!

    Yay for the two quilt backs! I’m so happy that little tidbit was helpful. 🙂

    I love that you quilted the last top first. It looks great and the fat quarters are perfect!

    Quilt, quilt, quilt! ♥


    1. Some days it just has to go up. It’s so curly right now. Like crazy curly. I think my brother gave me those earrings like maybe 15+ years ago. I wear them a lot, because turquoise!

      Hopefully tomorrow I can get something done in there. This week is turning out to be more than I bargained for, lol. I’ll be glad when the business mgr is back next week and I don’t have to deal with receivables anymore. Blech.

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  2. I love the backs. What a great idea for fat quarters. I always end up with some I don’t want anymore or maybe was a bundle extra. Really love how they can be used for binding next. I always save my extra around the quilt for binding later. But I love the scrappy look of those.

    I zig zag my scrap batt as well. I try to avoid the adhesive products. I’m rarely happy with the result.

    Happy Crafting


    1. I wish I could pull and pair backs for all the quilts first like Jennifer does but I find I get overwhelmed if I try to focus on more than one quilt at a time. I have another one almost ready to load but I need to make the bat a wee bit longer.


  3. Okay, now I’m going to have to make some backings from fat quarters. I have a couple of small quilt tops that I want to quilt but didn’t have backing for; but boy do I have fat quarters! Great idea.

    The top I’m sending will be in the mail either tomorrow or Friday.


    1. I’m so glad I did it. I used 12 fat quarters that while they were cute/pretty, were just sitting in a drawer. Now they have a purpose in life! 😉 Definitely trim them to the same size first when you are trimming off the selvage, before you piece them into the back. It will make them easier to piece together nicely. Speaking from experience, lol.


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      1. I got so excited about the FQ backs that I forgot to mention that I really like the quilt too. I especially like the white quilting – it adds a little punch to the quilt.


  4. Love the quilt. I love using fat quarters for backing too. I’m also a fan of quilting that shows. I prefer franken-piecing my batting with zigzags over the fusible too. I agree with just about everything. The only thing I do different is I’m like Jennifer and I like to have my backing and binding together with the top. That way when I eventually get to quilting it, I have everything I need right there. It also stops me from using the fabric for a different project.


    1. I have managed to get all the tops labeled with their size pinned to them on a small piece of paper, and I may start to put backs with them, but right now I have backs on a separate hanger also with their size pinned to them.I am working hard to use up what I have. Once I get a few things done and out of my room, I may pair up the remaining tops with backing. I will also grab more batting at the September meeting.

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  5. I’ve been trying to leave a comment and wordpress keeps crapping out on me and now I’ve forgotten what I had to say 😀 The backs look great.. I agree it’s a great way to use up some FQs and to piece a back quickly. (I don’t like piecing backings, generally, but FQs don’t require too much effort to piece!)


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