One thing I love about making my own quilts is that I can put just as much character into the back as the front. Now, that’s not to say that I do it on every quilt, but I felt like the Communique Quilt deserved a fun backing. After all, with all the detail on the…

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I’m super excited to share with you the backing I came up with for my Impromptu quilt.  I originally started with a lovely orange batik in 102″ backing width. But after I brought it home, I remembered that I still had a bit of my painter’s canvas fabric I’d used as backing and a charm…

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I decided a while ago that I wanted to tackle a quilt with curves, but hadn’t been brave enough to do it.  I’m pretty decent a sewing a straight line by now, but how on earth you get curves to work still seemed a little beyond me.  Then I started sewing a few clothes.  I…

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I’m always amazed how much faster quilt backs go together than the front, even when you have a decorative back. The back on the White Labyrinth quilt was supposed to have a 20-inch inset block in it, using the fabrics from the front.  Unfortunately, I didn’t have enough strips in lengths I needed, so my…

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