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Thread: Greeting from Las Vegas, NV

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    Senior Member rejenea's Avatar
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    I have two granddaughters graduating this May and with the economy the way it is someone suggested I make each of them a quilt. I am almost done with the first top (chevron). I'm at a loss as to what to use for the back - another top or just plain.
    ps -- I am totally new to this :shock:

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!

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    Welcome from Missouri. I have learned that I like to use print fabric that coordinates with some of the quilt top fabrics as the backing. Then when the quilt is quilted and bound, it looks almost reversable. I just like that look, personally. Happy quilting.
    Lois

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    Senior Member Nursesews's Avatar
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    Welcome from Knoxville, Tennessee :D I agree with Lois, I too like to put a print on the back but have also used muslin on many as well and they all turned out well. I only do utilitarian quilts and am pretty new at this myself :thumbup:

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    Hi and welcome from the sunny state of Florida! I use printed fabric on the backs as well!

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    Hello and welcome from SW Iowa. Glad to have you here.

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    Junior Member woody1229's Avatar
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    I used a cute, coordinating flannel print on the back of the quilts I made for my college kids to make it softer and snugglier. They really like the flannel. The quilts are a wonderful way to make our beloved college students feel cozy and well-loved while far from home!

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    Senior Member rejenea's Avatar
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    What wonderful ideas. I believe I will go with a complementary color in flannel for the back.

    Thanks everyone.

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    Senior Member Machel's Avatar
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    Hello and welcome from Virginia.

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    HI and welcome from Ontario Canada eh!

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