Oh, I read that wrong! LOL
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no problem i do that to :wink: :lol:Originally Posted by Country Quilter
I have used sheet backs for tied comforters and similar projects. For an heirloom quality quilt, I would use a calico of the same weight and thread count as the fabrics I used on the front of the quilt. There are lots of good reasons given above.
I say if you're going to take the time to make a nice quilt, go ahead and spend a few extra bucks on the extra wide backing. I wish there was more variety, but solids are fairly common. Most quilt stores have some, and if none do locally, go ahead and do the net. Pieced backs aren't out of the realm of possibilities, though personally I like a solid back. If nothing else, how about a reversible with something simple on back?
Ruth, how did you know what I was doing with my 40% off coupon today? Going for forest green, though Iíve stocked up with coupons on red, royal blue and a cream colored paisley. Three yards of the extra wide goes a long, long way!
Hi love to quilt if you're talking about sheets you put on the bed that is 100% cotton that is all i use for backing, of course i send my tops to a long arm quilter, i have been told it's harder to quilt by hand if you use a sheet, i've never done it. :lol: Annette
Ah, but even though you don't have a JoAnn's in Canada, they do have a website with 40% off coupons, so you could order online.
I usually get the 200 count white muslin that is either 90" or 108" wide (I can't remember, and they probably have both), because I'm lazy and don't like to piece backs. At the store, it's about $8 a yard, so the discount coupon would probably more than make up for the shipping charges.
There are several other websites where you can get 108" backing that is either printed or in solid colors. It will cost a bit more, but is worth looking into.
I love the feel of cotton percale so that is what I use for my quilts whenever I can. I machine and hand quilt and have no problem with either. I've never had any problems with the needle putting holes in the material either but then I use a #5 quilting needle which is very small. I say do whatever you want, you are the artist. :D
:lol: Hi, Karen, I've found you again! I bought a black sheet to use for a backing and was advised by more experienced quilters to never use sheet (especially for hand quilting) Thought I was getting a bargain.
I've wondered if you got my second snail mail? Mailed shortly after the suede arrived. Thanks again. Haven't been able to use it yet.
I have used sheets that I bought at Goodwill and they are really cheap, and soft. I also learned at Crazymomquilts that if one uses printed sheets for backing when beginning to quilt that you will see less of your goofs.
I have just finished my third quilt and used plain lime green sheet and she was right, I can see the errors. But it doesn't matter, I learned a lot from this and my next one will be that much better.
My granddaughter who helped me with this is quite happy with it and she doesn' t see the mistakes, just the beauty.
http://quiltingforfunandmorefun.blogspot.com One thing I learned here on this forum is that I must use more pins...
I just looked at your quilt. Very pretty!