with Elizabeth Hartman
I do not usually pay attention to backs. I am usually rushing through this part because I just want it done and quilted. The easiest way for me is to get one fabric to use on the back. I like a busy dark print so that the quilting lines disappear. This free mini class made me think about doing something different for my backings and gave me another step in the process to improve upon. My natural tendencies for backs is to find busy fabric that I love the look of. Hopefully, it’s on sale, get yards of it and piece it together. I gravitate toward busy fabric so you can see the piecing or the quilting. This class, though, gave me ideas of what I can do different and out of my comfort zone.
Here are the lessons in the class that I would go back to and watch.
Lesson 4: Using Large-Scale Prints
I really enjoyed this lesson which showed me how to put two pieces of fabric together for large scale prints without making it obvious that there are two pieces of fabric together. I’m definitely going to have to try this one day.
Lesson 5: Adding a Pieced Strip
Lesson 6: Back Block
Lesson 7: Super Scrappy
The best thing about this free mini-class is that it got me to think about my backs and the different ways I could be doing things with them that I didn’t really think about before.