Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tidbit Tuesday #30

Thirty? Wowzers! I guess they add up fast, huh? :)

Today's tidbit comes from Sandi over at Piecemeal Quilts, who happens to host our monthly Stitch ~n~ Bitch with her mom! Thanks Sandi and mom. :)

Do you ever come up short on your backing fabric? Care not to piece it with other fabric to make it the right size?

Well maybe this technique will help you out.

I have never tried this, but Sandi has, so it is do-able. :)

Click on over to Flynn Quilt Frame Company and scroll down to the heading that says Diagonal Pieced Back. There is even a link for you to print the instructions.

Don't want to do all that math on your own?

No problem. Click HERE for a calculator to do it for you! Woo Hoo! :D

There are also some illustrations on that second link that makes the process make much more sense!

I think I may even give this a go on my next smaller quilt. :)

Thanks Sandi!

Much Love!!!


  1. I will have to check this out. It sounds very interesting.

  2. I've done this and it works! It does require a big area to lay it all out though (at least it did for me) but you can hardly even see the seam.

  3. I've used John Flynn's method a few times on twin size quilts and it works very well. I was a new quilter and very intimidated so I added abut 3 inches extra to the measurement. I was also concerned with the long diagonal seam on the bias, but because it is a 1/2" seam allowance it didn't present a problem. It's and excelent solution.

  4. I went to the website and printed out the instructions and formula but I don't understand how you sew it back together after you have cut the fabric. I tried it with a piece of paper but it is beyond me. I have the perfect size quilt on the go and would like to try this, but I don't want to cut the fabric and then have it wasted. Please help if you can.

  5. Peggy, look at the second link, the one with the calculator. If you scroll down on that page, she illustrates how to slide the pieces of fabric.

  6. Thanks, I feel so clueless. I sure want to try this as I think it will save a lot on fabric.


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