This is my favorite way to use up leftover scraps while making an interesting quilt back! Below is a roundup of some of my favorite pieced backs that I’ve made over the years. Click each of the links below to get instructions on how to make the quilt back (or front)!
Modern Logs Quilt Leftovers
I made this one from my Good Vibes scraps plus a few leftover strips of my other fabric collections.
Bar Graphs Pieced Backing
This was the pieced backing for an early version of my Charming Chevrons Quilt pattern. I love how the machine quilting lined up on the back – that was purely accidental and not planned!
Leftover Fat Quarters Pieced Quilt Back
This black and white backing used up leftover fat quarters for one of the quilts in my first book, Machine Quilting with Style. The front of the quilt is called Lightning and it was a modern take on a rail fence design in black and white with a pop of yellow.
Surplus Strips Pieced Backing
While I don’t have step by step tutorial for this one, I used up leftover blocks from the front combined with larger chunks of fabric in coordinating colors. This is an easy way to add a pop of interest to your back, and it’s much faster to piece together.
Shades of Gray Pieced Quilt Back
Sometimes I will sketch out exactly how I want the pieced quilt backing to look in EQ8. This can more easily help me figure out the dimension to cut each piece. See the before and after pics below:
I hope you enjoyed that walk down memory lane. I want to know – have you ever made a pieced quilt back before? If so – how did you like it?
Now it’s time for me to go make some more pieced backs – and fronts!! Happy quilting, friends!!