This was my first attempt to align fabric prints for a quilt backing.
I used a method I found on Aqua Paisley Studio.
First you’ve got to find where the repeats are and where you to align the two pieces of fabric. I don’t have a photo of that.
Second, fold fabric one-inch and press:
Third, apply glue to the bottom of the one-inch fold, then align:
Fourth, flatten the fabric out and sew on the seam where you pressed it:
Fifth, trim to one-quarter inch then press to one side:
Not bad for my first attempt:
11 thoughts on “Pattern matching prints for quilt backing”
I tried it once too; works like magic. And it really makes a difference with some prints, like yours. Only difference, I pressed my seam open so ther ewould be less bulk when quilting.
With the glue, pressing open wasn’t an option or at least I didn’t try to open the seams.
Now that you mention ‘glue’ I begin to wonder what I did. I know my default is open. Maybe I pressed from the right side and placed it on a towel to avoid glue on the ironing board or on the iron.
Excellent job, well done
Wow! I am impressed! It never occurred to me to try to line up the print on quilt backing, but it looks great!
I knew this print needed it.
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Matching prints is a real talent and you describe it well. Thanks for linking up with the Tips and Tutorials Festival!
Nice way to match prints. One suggestion from a long time longarm quilter, make your backing seam one inch instead of 1/4 and press open. It will take the stress of quilting better and be more stable if using a longarm quilter.
I’ve never tried to match fabrics but this method looks quite do able.