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Thread: Another Newbie with a Fabric Question

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    Hi All,
    I'm Sue (or Dutchie, if you prefer) and I hang my hat (and my scissors) in Sacramento, CA. I'm a newbie quilter but have sewed on and off for years. Being disabled and retired, I've been searching for a new something to keep me active and involved with people. I've always adored quilts and have made a couple of simple patchwork quilts over the years. I'm looking forward to learning a whole new craft and to crafting some beautiful quilts for my friends and family.

    I've dug out several quilting projects that I've started over the years and have settled on a simple quilt of a pre-printed cotton tapestry from India for starters. The batting has been ordered and is on its way.

    Here's my question. I have some 10 yards of 54" doeskin, probably a poly blend. I'm thinking of using this as a backing. I know lots of people go cotton all the way but I'd like to use up what I have on hand. What pitfalls do I look out for with non-cotton backing?

    Sue

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    Welcome, waving from Indiana, USA

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    please post your ? on the main section so others will see it

    on the subject line put your ?
    Quote Originally Posted by dutchie
    Hi All,
    I'm Sue (or Dutchie, if you prefer) and I hang my hat (and my scissors) in Sacramento, CA. I'm a newbie quilter but have sewed on and off for years. Being disabled and retired, I've been searching for a new something to keep me active and involved with people. I've always adored quilts and have made a couple of simple patchwork quilts over the years. I'm looking forward to learning a whole new craft and to crafting some beautiful quilts for my friends and family.

    I've dug out several quilting projects that I've started over the years and have settled on a simple quilt of a pre-printed cotton tapestry from India for starters. The batting has been ordered and is on its way.

    Here's my question. I have some 10 yards of 54" doeskin, probably a poly blend. I'm thinking of using this as a backing. I know lots of people go cotton all the way but I'd like to use up what I have on hand. What pitfalls do I look out for with non-cotton backing?

    Sue

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    Junior Member dutchie's Avatar
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    Thanks, Karen, I've now posted my question there.

    Sue

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    Hello and welcome from Ontario.

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