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Thread: Backing fabric difference

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    Super Member butterflywing's Avatar
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    if they won't supply you with a piece, ask them to tell you the weight per yard. to be honest they may not know it, but the maker does and they all have an 800 number. also, they may use more stiffener or other sizing in the 45" fabrics, and that would make it feel a lot heavier and weigh more, too. if top and backing felt like that, your needle would have to punch it's way through topping, batting and backing. that's one reason that muslin is so popular as a backing. even good muslin is less tight and heavy than good quilting fabric.

    if the quilting fabric and the wide backing were both washed, they might feel the same or at least much closer in weight.

    ask for thread count/weight per yard. let us know.

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    i've had the exact opposite with moda - i purchased all fabric from the same line to make a king quilt along with the matching wide width backing fabric.

    i felt the backing fabric from moda was better than the fabric for piecing the top and it was all from the 3 sisters line by moda.

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    I've got the red and the blue from Portobello market by 3 Sisters. Both of them are thin. When I tore off the selvedges on the red it was like tearing cheese cloth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pittsburgpam
    I've got the red and the blue from Portobello market by 3 Sisters. Both of them are thin. When I tore off the selvedges on the red it was like tearing cheese cloth.
    maybe its a bad bolt, i buy alot from the 3 sisters collections and never had a problem.

    maybe with the recession moda has adopted new practices.

    who'd you buy it from? can you call them and quiz them about the situation?

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