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Saturday, June 10, 2023

Perfectly Pieced Quilt Backs Kickoff!

Hey there, y'all!  We are less than two weeks away from the official release date for my latest book, Perfectly Pieced Quilt Backs, and I'm so excited to finally share it with you.  There are thirty (!!!) different pieced quilt back patterns, so for the next ten days, I'll be highlighting a few backings from the book each day, right up to the release.

First of all, let's talk about pieced quilt backs.  Why should you want to make one?  Well, there are a few great reasons to consider it-

*Scrap management and fabric shopping-  By using your leftovers on the back of your quilt, you're not adding them to your scrap jars, and when your scraps aren't overflowing, you can shop for new fabric guilt-free!

*An extra surprise- think of it as another design element of your quilt, one that too-often gets ignored.

*No need to search for "the perfect backing fabric"- when you incorporate scraps from the front, the quilt back always coordinates perfectly!

To be clear, the quilt back designs in this book are exactly that- quilt backs.  I'm not talking about making a double-sided quilt.  With minimal extra time, your quilt can be unique and interesting from both sides, and I'll walk you through every step.  I've got your back!

Quilt Backs With Small Scraps

Have you ever finished a quilt top and though you have fabric pieces leftover, you aren't quite sure what to do with them?  Well, the first half of the book is all about using your scraps and leftovers from the front of your quilt.  These backing are arranged by scrap size, so it's easy to choose a backing that fits the scraps you have on hand.  

First up is the Coin Strip back, and it's one that's just right when small, narrow scraps are all that's available.  It's easy to modify the design to fit the size scraps you have on hand, and even though this is almost a single fabric quilt back, this narrow strip adds plenty of extra flair.

The first Coin Strip back is featured in the book, and the second one pictured below gives another example and shows how the width and length of the "coins" can change the look a bit.

If you are limited and just have a few scrap strips, then check out the Cross Purposes pattern.  With just a handful of leftovers, you can still have a fun pieced quilt back!  All of these pinks and purples really stand out against the sage green background in this little girl's quilt.

The third design featured today is the Framed Orphan Block.  We've all been there.  We've pieced blocks for a quilt, laid them out, and ended up with one left over.  Well, that orphan block doesn't have to go to waste.  Put it on the back!  This quilt has a Christmas theme, and the extra star block dresses up the back so well.

This design works with any theme-a lovely flower block on a field of green, or a sailboat sailing in soothing blue would be great too!  You're only limited by your imagination!

Remember, the patterns for each design in the book are written in three sizes- lap, twin, and queen, so they work for most quilts.  And if you find yourself making a baby or king size quilt, they can be adjusted without too much fuss.

So, where can you get Perfectly Pieced Quilt Backs?  You can get a signed copy from my Etsy shop HERE, or by clicking on the book image at the top left sidebar.  

It's also available everywhere you usually buy quilt books- Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Connecting Threads, Missouri Star, and Fat Quarter Shop.  It's being carried by all of the major distributors, so you can also ask your local quilt shop to carry it.

I truly hope you'll consider adding it to your quilt library.  You won't be sorry.  Thanks so much, friends!


  1. One extra block with nowhere to go--so true!!! I love the Framed Orphan Block design!!!

  2. These backs are wonderful, congratulations for the book soon to be released!

  3. I just purchased your book "Perfectly Pieced Quilt Backs" i love the patterns in the book. However I'm very disappointed that I can't find the 18 bonus patterns that are advertised on the front cover. I've look for the website, but backs only brings up Fox Chapel Publishing. There are no Downloads available there. Where can I get the 18 bonus patterns?

    1. Try clearing your browser history or a different browser or computer, and make sure your computer isn’t blocking pop-ups. I promise the patterns are there. I have had two other people with this problem, and trying these things fixed their problem.

      :) Kelly

    2. Thank You so much for your help! I changed browser & there they were. Can't wait to get started.


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