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    Default Backing side up

    I have an unusual question-is there any reason that I can't machine quilt my lap quilt with the backing side on top? My fabric on the back is easier to mark my pattern on then the quilt top. I do realize that I will need to make sure I have the machine threaded correctly since I will be using 2 different colors of thread. Any help in answering this question will be appreciated.

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    Default Re: Backing side up

    No reason why you can't. Just make sure your tension is good on both sides.

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    If it is an all over pattern that doesn't rely on the blocks for placement, then I'd say go for it!
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    As long as your tension is ok, it works great. Be careful around the edges though since the front is typically smaller than the back and you can't see if it folds over.

    Some people quilt around the design of the backing fabric to get an allover design on the front.

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    There are no quilt police to tell you otherwise.
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    I did a small quilt that way since I wanted to use a sparkly fat thread to quilt it. I could only use that thread in the bobbin therefore I needed to quilt from the back. It worked great, no problems at all.

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    Another good question has been asked and great answers given, thanks to all

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    I did it once because it seemed I was getting a lot of drag from the front. The backing was more smooth and the seams weren't interfering with my fmq. So if you want to, go for it.

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    I occasionally get puckers on the back and I certainly would not want those on the topside of the quilt. That alone would prevent me from doing it.
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    Yes. I have done it. You can see it in the post.

    http://sewpreetiquilts.blogspot.com/...hallenges.html

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