Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: backing question

  1. #1
    Senior Member stillclock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    691

    backing question

    I am making a scrap log cabin from the bin! Years of dresses, scraps, fat quarters will finally be one of my dream quilts. So excited!

    My question is: can I use the leftover bits of flanelette from years of home made pyjamas to piece a backing? I don't have any where near enough "quilting" flannel to do it.

    Thoughts?

    Cheers!

    Aileen

  2. #2
    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Central Virginia in the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mtns.
    Posts
    6,282
    Scrappy front, scrappy back....why not? Go for it!

    Jan in VA
    Jan in VA
    Living in the foothills
    peacefully colors my world.

  3. #3
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    20,106
    Why not! A flannel pieced back will be cozy and you can create a reversible quilt if you get creative.

  4. #4
    Super Member Peckish's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Pacific NW
    Posts
    4,846
    Blog Entries
    1
    Go for it! Personal preference rules. I love pieced backs, but a friend of mine can't stand them. To each her own!

  5. #5
    Moderator QuiltnNan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    western NY formerly MN, FL, NC, SC
    Posts
    33,746
    Blog Entries
    18
    sounds cozy and interesting. be sure to post a pic when you finish
    Nancy in western NY
    before you speak THINK
    T is it True? H is it Helpful? I is it Inspiring? N is it Necessary? K is it Kind?



  6. #6
    Senior Member Tashana's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Long Island
    Posts
    798
    I love the idea. Go for it. Please post pictures when you are done. I woul love to see it.

  7. #7
    Super Member Lori S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    8,977
    If you like they way the flannels look together ... by all means .. just do it.

  8. #8
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Merritt Island ,Fl.
    Posts
    998
    Go for it , its your quilt an you can make it the way you want. Have fun joyce j

  9. #9
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    metro Portland, OR
    Posts
    1,844
    The only important thing I would consider is, will the flannels wash and shrink the same way as fabrics used on the front?
    It would really be cozy.
    http://www.oregonquilting.net
    I choose to give my life away for things that last forever

  10. #10
    Super Member alfosa421's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    up to my eyeballs in UFOs
    Posts
    2,347
    Blog Entries
    3
    Have at it!!! I agree with the others scrappy is as scrappy does!!!!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.