We need backs for our wooden rockers that sit on our patio. I want something that is bright, cheerful and welcoming. These panels sure do the trick. I wanted no binding…..it has to be quick and easy.
I used one panel in a backing (which is now a top), 2 each for the rockers which left me with one that will be a pillow -- for me. I sew my backings on a bit differently. I don’t leave an opening in the side to pull it through to the right side. I cut my backing fabric wider and longer than the finished front. I then sew a seam right down the middle of the back. One third of the stitching is your regular stitch length, then I re-enforce that stitching, the next third of the stitching is a long basting stitch, and the final third is regular re-enforced stitch length again.
All that is left to do now is some machine quilting to highlight the flowers and make a matching pillow. I have decided that the backing I made is now going to be a "tablecloth" for the table.