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Friday, May 11, 2012

Piece Backing and Bowling

For the last two days, I have been sooo tired that all I could do is hit the bed.  It is a good thing that I have time to finish the quilt this weekend.  I have found a backing fabric for the quilt, put I will still have to piece it.  So, since I have never pieced a backing before, does anyone out there know how to do it?  What I need to know is two things:  (1) What seam allowance do I use?  Do you do 1/4” or 1/2” or 5/8”?  (2) Do I press the seam open or close?  Thank you for your help on this.

SAM_0934 This is the backing fabric I am using and I will be piecing it with black.  I know it is buzzy, put it will hide any mistakes I might have.





Well it is bowling season for me.  I bowl in a summer league on Friday nights.  This bowling league has been together for 36 years and I have been in it for a least 6 or 7 years.  It is called Friday Fellowship League and it is a summer fun league.  We play bingo during bowling, play song blocks (listening to music and guessing the song and artist), and also have raffle ticket drawings.  All these games you win from $15 to $35.  We even have a wheel of fortune which you can win up to $100.00  At the end of August we have a big Banquet at Martin’s Crosswinds with guess artist such as Kool & The Gang, Zap Band, Morris Day & Time, WAR and this year Jeffrey Osborn.  All free to league members and about $40 for guess.  It is always a sold out event.

This is me with one of the Zap  Band Members last year.  I do have a picture of me and Jerome from Morris Day & The Time, put could not find it along with one of Bill Graham


SAM_0938So must likely will not be blogging on Fridays, since I have to get to the bowling alley by 8:00 and most nights do not get home until after 12:00. You will be quilting info from me along with Bowling scores from now until August.



Bowling and Quilting

The Slow Quilter


  1. Oh MY! The fabric you chose for your backing is BEAUTIFUL! I piece most all the backs of my quilts. I use at least a 3/8" seam. Sometimes I press the seams open, sometimes to the side. Just me.
    Great pictures! You Rock Girl!

  2. I use a 1/2" seam and press open to distribute the thickness to help with the quilting process. Yes, lovely fabric for the back.

  3. I love using patterned fabric for backs - it hides a multitude of sins :D I don't think it really matters what seam allowance you use to piece it, and like Sheila, sometimes I press one way, sometimes the other! I say do what works best for you!