Thursday, October 18, 2012

Wide backings and their many uses

Another topic of the open forum at the Wide Back fabric party at the October Creative Arms meeting was how machine quilters use wide backings.
Fabric swatches and machine quilted samples of 108" wide backings
from Blank Quilting were on display at the Wide Back Fabric Party.
Have you thought about these uses:
  • borders and bindings
  • trimmings from the quilted quilt can be used for bindings and for scrappy quilts
  • two baby quilts or small charity quilts can be quilted side-by-side at the same time (long arm quilters)
  • quilt 8 placemats side-by-side at the same time (long arm)
  • bed skirts and dust ruffles
  • table cloths (wouldn't 108" Metallics for the holidays and parties be festive?!)
  • duvet covers
  • slip covers
  • curtains 
  • dividers and table skirts at trade shows, buffets and business meetings
  • back drops for photo shoots and stage performances
  • a canopy for birthday parties and other outside events
Below are quilted examples of Blank's 108" fabricsWhat other uses have you found for wide backings?

Free-motion quilting on Candy Dots 108" (lime).
Free-motion machine quilting on Sparkle 108" (vanilla).
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