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Double Sided Quilt

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Re: Double Sided Quilt

Post by MDQuilta » Thu Jul 31, 2008 5:38 am

Bonnie Hunter---quilt guru----sometimes cuts fabric into 10 inch blocks. She pieces these together to use as a backing. I did that for Egg Money Quilts and it was fantastic. I used up some stash that I was not really in love with any more. I presed the seams open to reduce bulk.

She has a website if you goggle her name.

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Re: Double Sided Quilt

Post by Iloveit » Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:35 am

Go to hgtv.com , rith now there is a topic about two sided quilt.
(Select Simply Quilts in the crafts topic)

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Re: Double Sided Quilt

Post by northbound » Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:23 am

I was able to get Sharon Pederson's book "Reversible Quilts: Two at a Time" from the local library. She uses the method Joanne described. I got it because I wanted to learn more about the quilt-as-you-go method and she explains it well and has pictures. There's also some interesting variations of what blocks you can do with this method and how to make double-sided binding. Here's a link to her web site that shows a quilt with a different block on each side that (I think) is also QAYG:

http://windsweptmedia.ca/sharonquilts/i ... index.html
(click on "Workshops")

A local quilt shop hangs some quilts up so you can see both sides, and a simple pieced back with either stippling or quilted to enhance the design on the quilt front (what MDQuilta described) is surprisingly cool. Might want to try a table runner to see what you'd like.

Sharon C.

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Re: Double Sided Quilt

Post by mdelhougne » Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:55 am

I am working on a memory quilt for my daughter. I pieced both the front and back and they are different. I did not think the quilting on the front would make sense on the back, so I decided to quilt them separately and then join them together. So I found the thinnest, lightest batting I could find (it is a cotton bamboo blend)and quilted the top onto batting (machine quilted), then quilted the back separately onto an additional layer of batting(again by machine). Now I am joining the front and backs together by hand. So, from the front I am going through the front and both layers of batting and then coming back out to the front. I am using invisible thread for this and staying along the seams. I will do the same from the back, going through the back and both layers of batting. I figure If I do this every 2-3 inches on both the front and the back it will secure it together and allow for two separate quilted designs on front and back. Anyone else try something like this?

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Re: Double Sided Quilt

Post by Carrie-Waltz » Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:32 pm

belletaine wrote:
Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:49 pm
I am thinking of making a double sided quilt, i.e. each side would be a quilt and there would be no backing as the backing would be the other quilt. Is this a NO NO? Am I asking for problems?? I was thinking of machine stipple for the quilting on it. Help, ideas, thoughts, hints. Thank You!!!
Can you post your result? I've never tried it, now I'm interested!
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