There are lots of Lazy Sundays popping up with the a QAL going on. A couple folks have asked about my pieced backs. I always do a similar pieced back for each Lazy Sunday that I make. Here are a few…the Acacia.
The High Street.
And the original Scrumptious/Marmalade!
I always try to place my fabric the most economical way. For the Lazy Sunday, I like to buy 1 7/8 yard of one fabric and 1/2 yard of an accent fabric. The accent fabric cannot be directional; I tend to choose a blender type fabric. How cute is the selvage on these Valentine prints?!
First, you will unfold the larger piece and fold it end to end lining up one selvage. Fold it in half lengthwise twice.
Then you will cut off the selvage. I save my selvages so I tend to cut off about 1 1/2″. It is important that you cut a straight line and that it runs perfectly parallel to the selvage.
Set that piece aside. Now take your accent piece and fold it foldline to selvage.
Cut off the selvage. I cut just above the fold. DO NOT cut the fold.
Now cut the accent piece into two pieces that are 8 1/2″ wide. They measure approximately 8 1/2″ x 40″.
Piece these end to end right sides together.
Sew a 1/4″ seam.
You will now have a piece that is approximately 8 1/2″ x 80″.
Now place this right sides together along the clean edge that you cut on your main fabric. Sew a 1/4″ seam along the edge.
Square up the back. And you’ll have this!
This makes a great back design for lots of throws! Since throws are usually barely wider than the fabric, it’s nice to just add an accent strip and have a fun back.
Now I need to go quilt my Valentine Lazy Sunday! I’m either a little late or WAY early:)