Best answer: How do you put a back on a crazy quilt?

Do you put batting in a crazy quilt?

Despite the name, most crazy quilting is not actually quilted. They often do not have batting in between the top surface and the backing fabric either. The embroidered blocks are sometimes “tied” to the backing fabric with small stitches to keep them from slipping.

How much bigger should the backing be than the quilt top?

Size of the back: must be at least 6″ wider on each side, top and bottom, than your quilt top. A total of 12″ larger than your quilt top. Trim the top and bottom edges of your backing so they are straight and square.

How do you back a quilt without binding?


  1. Place quilt top on piece of batting.
  2. Place backing on top of quilt top right sides together.
  3. Pin layers together so they do not shift when sewing edges.
  4. Piece sewn around all edges.
  5. Leave opening to pull layers through.
  6. Clip corners to minimise bulk.
  7. Make 3 small clips in each corner.
  8. Opening left on one side of quilt.

What does a crazy quilt look like?

A crazy quilt has blocks assembled from irregular and sometimes scrap pieces; there is no set pattern or design. Crazy quilt patterns were popular during the Victorian period when they were made with silks and velvets and heavily embellished with embroidery, beading, lace, and ribbons.

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