6) How do I design a quilt back to go with the front of my quilt?

This one is fun. I recommend trying out a Horizontal or Vertical Strip Quilt for this.

Here’s the front of my quilt:

If I make note of the finished size in the bottom corner of my screen, I know exactly how big to make the back.

So click QUILT > New Quilt > Vertical Strip Quilt. Go to the Borders tab and delete off the border. On the Layout tab, change the width of the strips and add any strips as necessary. Play with the “clone” feature to speed up your design. You can do plain strips or set the strip style to Plain Blocks if you want to do more detail. You want to make the size of this quilt the same dimensions as the front measurements you wrote down.

Color the back and you’re done. All in all, I think it makes for a creative backing that is quick to sew and easy to piece.