Sometimes it isn't so obvious to us. I can't think of one that snuck by us, but, there are times that I think quilters should put this sign on their quilts. Usually, the orientation of the fabric gives the orientation away. Often it is a well known quilt pattern that makers it obvious [and just because it is well-known to your quilt club does not mean that we have ever seen it before!]. And, of course, there is "Well! It's obvious that the red block is in the left top corner!"
Thank goodness that there is a quilters' sign for "This Side Up!" It is called a safety pin or just a plain pin put at the top of the quilt.
If you don't care, or think that your quilt doesn't have a top, then consider the following when placing your "This Side Up" safety pin on your quilt:
- The top of the quilt as portrayed in the pattern's picture of the quilt;
- The top of the quilt as portrayed by the well-known blocks [e.g.: basket or churn-dash blocks, among others]; and,
- The direction of the designs in the majority of the fabrics.
Hopefully, you will have considered these issues when cutting and piecing your masterpiece.
Well, not exactly! However, make those same considerations for your back. Here, the final issue is important. Mark the top, accordingly.
It would be a shame to have a great Christmas quilt that has a back of upside-down reindeer!