Seamless quilt backing

I had resolved not to buy any more fabric, but I didn’t have any that were wide enough for the backing of the Fancy Fox Quilt.

So I decided to join two pieces of 44 inch quilting cotton as seamlessly as possible. I used low tack 3M removable tape to “baste” the fabrics together, carefully matching the print where they would be sewn (fourth image). Then I sewed through the tape (fifth image).

It was not an exaggeration to say that it took the whole day just to join up the backing fabric. And the whole of the next day just to baste it!

Maybe it’s magic, maybe she’s a lunatic.