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    Applique Angel

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    Default New quilter!

    I'm new to quilting and want to make fun back for a small practice quilt I'm making. Does anyone use scraps on the back that match the front?

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    Machine Stitcher

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    Yes, I almost always make a pieced backing, using the leftovers from the front. I love the look of a pieced back.

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    Missouri Star

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    I rarely make a pieced back. I prefer to use one fabric. But many quilters now are making pieced backing, even with fabrics that aren't left over from the front. There are no quilt police.

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    Missouri Star

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    Hello and welcome to the forum from Massachusetts.
    Joan

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    Missouri Star

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    I actually prefer to use a pieced back! I rarely use a single fabric on back anymore. Here is a post I started on another board a few years ago with some pics to give you ideas.

    Show off you backside! Quilt backs that is!

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    Missouri Star

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    Welcome to the forum from Missouri. Many of us use pieced backs....they add something special to a quilt I think.

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    Quilting Royalty

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    I love to create a simple design for the back using leftover fabric (if I have any) It is an opportunity to design a little something on your own.

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    Missouri Star

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    When my quilt backing isn't quite wide enough, I like to use fabric from the front to make a piece to go down the center, or off to one side. I just split the backing and add the extra blocks in that way.

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    Missouri Star

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    There is a free class on Craftsy.com - Creative quilt Backs with Elizabeth Hartmann.
    I highly recommend it.

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    Binding Belle

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    Welcome from Dallas, Tx.

    I do not use a pieced backing because my machine doesn't handle seams on the top and the bottom very well. If you are paying someone to quilt for you then check with them. Some quilters don't do it either. If you are doing your own quilting and want to do it go for it! There is no right or wrong way.

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