Monday, September 19, 2016
Normally I do not like to piece backs. By the time I get the top all pieced, the last thing I want to do is piece a back, even if it's just sewing a seam down the middle to piece two large pieces together! I just don't want to do it, but of course I almost always have to at least sew two large pieces together. It makes sense however to piece backs if you have a lot of fabric left over from the quilt top, because 1. You're putting it to good use and 2. You don't have to go out and buy more fabric (even though it is fun to buy fabric - it's not as much fun to buy backing fabric :)
So, here I am unpicking both sides of the quilt back, MEASURING and resewing carefully. I don't know why I am smiling in this picture because it was NOT fun.
Just as you cannot see all the waviness in the top photo, you can't really tell how much better it looks in this photo, but trust me - it does! And when I quilt it, I will be so glad I took the time to "un-sew". Where is my youngest son when I need him? He is very handy with a seam ripper :)