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Old 02-03-2006, 11:07 PM   #1
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Question on backing a baby blanket
Hi everyone,
I'm new to the site and I've found all of the postings very interesting and helpful so far... I need some advice on backing... I just finished a baby blanket for a friend who's expecting and would like to back it with a soft cotton fabric (just like sweatshirt material). What's the best way to do this? Hand stich or machine? Should I just stitch around the periphery or could that cause puckering in the center? Should it be stitched inside out like sewing a pillow to hide the seams? I've never backed a project before so any advice would be great. Thanks so much! Happy knitting!
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Old 02-04-2006, 05:57 AM   #2
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I hand-sewed a backing on a "crazy quilt" throw I made. I brought the backing around to the front for about an inch, tucked so it wasn't the cut edge (like the edgings on some blankets you buy) and I like that look. I think, unless it's very small, it should be joined at intervals through the whole thing. Unfortunately, I don't know how, and would also love some advice. I know I should put a stitch at the corner of each square, but what stitch?

Sorry my description's not very good. I'm sure someone on the board will give you a better answer.
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Old 02-05-2006, 12:19 PM   #3
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Just bumping this up hoping someone can help us out, even though this is sort of more of a sewing question - on this board someone has to know!!! :?
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Old 02-05-2006, 01:01 PM   #4
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http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer05/PATTwildstripes.html

I haven't read this in detail, but it looks like it has good instructions for adding a fabric backing to a blankie.
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Old 02-05-2006, 03:53 PM   #5
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Thanks! :thinking: I don't think it will work for me, but I appreciate it!
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