Friday, September 13, 2013

Backing Font Factory

I picked a wonderful typewriter fabric for the backing of the Font Factory quilt.

The fabric is about 42" wide but the quilt is about 43" wide, and the backing has to be 6" wider all around to be quilted on a longarm machine. Obviously it had to be pieced.

Since it's the backing, I could have just sewn two pieces together, right? Wrong. With such a wonderful pattern, I felt that would have been an insult.

So I took the time to match the two panels of fabric so I could sew them together as invisibly as I could.

Yup, this is MUCH better.


Laurel Strand said...

Good job!

Quiltdivajulie said...

I agree - good job! (isn't that just the coolest print?!? - there's another vintage typewriter fabric I saw on e-quilter / it keeps calling to me . . . )

MelissaSue said...

I love that fabric! Fabulous job on that seam!