Buying fabric for a quilt back can be expensive! Whenever I see a good sale, I snag five yards of a fabric I love. I’ve found that five yards is usually enough and if I’m doing a little design, I can even back large quilts with five yards. I look for prints that are all over designs, not regimented. This way if my back is a little crooked, it won’t show! I avoid stripes too!
I keep them seperate in my stash too! It’s like free fabric when I find one that’ll work. I know I technically bought it, but who remembers when?!
The first Back of the Month went out to all the subscribers! If you’re enrolled and you didn’t get an email from Send Owl, please send me note through the contact form! You can enroll through August 14 and the subscription lasts six months. Read more here and enroll here.
I love to design interesting quilt backs! Sometimes they’re as much fun as the front. I’m starting a new club called Back of the Month, it’s like a block of the month of quilt backs! Each month, I’m going to publish a new pdf outlining a quilt back design. Each will focus on a way to design an interesting back.
I love to bring elements from the front (and use all those scraps!). The label is also important to work in.
Since obviously quilt backs are all different sizes, there will be lots of information about sizing things and applying the designs based on what you have. I always try to conserve fabric, especially if it’s a hard to find one.
Here’s the details!
1. On the 15th of each month, you’ll get an email from Send Owl to download a pdf. Starts July 15, 2015.
2. The subscription lasts for 6 months and is only $12. You can subscribe here.
3. You have until July 14 to join! UPDATE: Enrollment has been extended until August 14. You’ll automatically receive Month One when you sign up!
It’s going to be fun! Hope you’ll join in! Tomorrow is GIVEAWAY day so I hope to see you back here!