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« on: May 31, 2011 09:42:41 AM »

i hope i posted this in the right place as it really covers 2 different topics

i am working on a lap quilt that i got in a kit from herrschners

http://www.herrschners.ca/Product/Families+Dont+Melt+Fleece+Blanket+Stamped+CrossStitch+Kit.aspx

i am getting to the point of finishing it soon and wondering about options of backing it.  I mean this is my first ever cross stitch ever and the back looks horrid.  I would like to cover it up with maybe another peice of fleece.  just wondering if this is something someone has done before and what pointers do i need.  also never quilted before but i don't really want to quilt it. thinking of tie-ing it at points to hold the 2 peiced together but if there is also another option I am game.

please help me figure this out
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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2011 01:20:28 PM »

Do you want to hang it up? If so, it doesn't really matter if the back is messy but you could put a piece of felt on the back and do a blanket stitch or maybe take some quilt binding and sew it around the edges.
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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2011 07:30:07 AM »

hanging it is a great idea but if you really want to use it as a blankie then you have to back it. your idea for backing it is probably the simplest and best. good luck!
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2011 07:56:35 PM »

I think I would quilt the snowflakes. It would give it some depth and that would be plenty to hold it together.
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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2011 08:20:25 AM »

i've never quilted anything before so just to do the snowflakes I would have no idea where to start
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