Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Backing to Small

I have always been concerned about running out of backing while quilting, especially someone elses quilt. Well, I experienced that tonight. You can see in photo that the batting was about 8 inches to small also, backing was about 2 1/2 to 3 inches but after it was finished it was only half that amount.

First I had to take pins out of the backing and the top. Then I sewed a strip all along the end of the quilt.

Next I got the iron and pressed the seam. I didn't want it to get twisted and make a wrinkle on the back of the quilt. After all that I rolled it back up and pinned the backing to the leader cloth. I didn't bother with pinning the top. I just smoothed it out and was careful when quilting it. I also laid batting under it and all this worked out just fine. It wasn't as much trouble as I had always thought it would be, just very time consuming.


Kristie said...

Wow! Sure looks like you did a wonderful job fixing it! I would have been sooooo nervous!

Michelle said...

Don't you hate it when that happens? That has happened to me a couple times, and I actually had to take the roller off the quilt frame, and have someone hold it while I sewed more on. My problem usually is, I roll too much backing up at the top end, and don't leave myself enough at the other end. It's usually just operator error!

Michelle said...

I sent you an email with a response from Mediacom. Please forward mediacom the message you receive when you try to email me,and hopefully, they can help us.

Anita said...

I had to laugh when I saw how you added onto the quilt with the short backing. I have had to do the same thing 3 times over the 20 years I have been quilting. What machine do you have? I have an APQS Ultimate 1.