Elizabeth Hartman

Creative Quilt Backs

Elizabeth Hartman
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Meet your instructor, Elizabeth Hartman, author of the popular quilting blog "Oh, Fransson!"
Figure out how best to stack and back your quilt in this comprehensive lesson. Elizabeth goes step by step through the math needed to calculate the correct yardage.
Your quilt's back is the perfect place to show off large-scale prints to their best effect. Elizabeth helps you figure out how to calculate and assemble your back -- and match prints for the wow factor.
A pieced strip echoes the colors and design of the top and can be a lifesaver if you find yourself just a little short of backing fabric. Calculate the most pleasing combinations, size the pieces and stitch them together with Elizabeth.
"Borrow" a block from the front of your quilt for the reverse. You'll learn how to adjust fabric requirements to add blocks onto your quilt back.
Use your odds and ends to make a scrappy quilt back in this improvisational lesson. Elizabeth demonstrates variations with large scraps or small.
7 Lessons
1  hrs 16  mins

You’ve spent considerable time and creative energy on the front of your quilt; make the back a work of art, too. In this mini-class, quilter Elizabeth Hartman, author of the popular quilting blog Oh, Fransson!, show you easy ways to create several styles of quilt backs that will complement the fronts. Whether you’re a traditional quilter or lean toward modern styles, you’ll find tips and techniques here that will make your finished quilts stand out.

Elizabeth Hartman

Elizabeth Hartman is the author of the bestselling book, The Practical Guide to Patchwork, which won a 2011 Next Generation Indie Book Award. Her second book, Modern Patchwork, was released in May 2012. Elizabeth blogs about quilting at her blog, ohfransson.com, and is a board member of The Modern Quilt Guild.

Elizabeth Hartman

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3 Responses to “Creative Quilt Backs”

  1. Mary Ann

    Do you press all of your seams open for the back?

  2. Melody Wang

    What kind of quilting/sewing machine u r using ?

  3. ketelsen22085@netins.net

    Hello. I just finished viewing “Creative Quilt Blocks” by Elizabeth Hartman. I tried to download the two items under Bonus Materials, but kept receiving error messages. Could you please either send them to me or tell me how I can get them. Even though this class was free, will it be in my account and will I be able to view it again at some point in the future (example: in a year or two)? Thank you in advance.

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