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Thread: Help.. I'm brain dead on this one.

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    Super Member HillCountryGal's Avatar
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    Help.. I'm brain dead on this one.

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    Making a Christmas present for my 12 year old grandson. I've got the quilt put together, but for the life of me can't think of a "fun" backing. Spent 1 hour looking on a fabric website and couldn't find fabric that inspired me. I have at least 2 yards of the Route 66 print left, but it's not enough to completely cover the back. Any ideas? I seem to be at a loss here.

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    Add a border around the two yards with a solid color. Nice quilt!
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    I have seen map fabric which would be cute. I think I just saw some at Joann's last week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HillCountryGal View Post
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    Making a Christmas present for my 12 year old grandson. I've got the quilt put together, but for the life of me can't think of a "fun" backing. Spent 1 hour looking on a fabric website and couldn't find fabric that inspired me. I have at least 2 yards of the Route 66 print left, but it's not enough to completely cover the back. Any ideas? I seem to be at a loss here.
    I have seen fabric with stop signs, yield etc...maybe you can find some of that. I am sure whatever you use will be nice

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    Just wanted to say that your quilt is great. I'm sure your GS will love it no matter what you put on the back.

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    Great looking quilt! A very lucky boy.

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    ditto ... scrappy back using your route 66 fabric

    Or if you want a change there is fabric that has road signs on it.

    And what about a total change? How about the fabric that looks like clouds as that way you could keep the blue and white coodinating on the back. Or ocean waves.
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    i like the map fabric idea. and also that is a very nice quilt. a very lucky boy indeed...

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    I bought some black & white checked, looks like the checker flag at a race, can also be used as a giant checkers game. Good luck, I'm sure you'll get ideas and I think yoru quilt is great
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    How about vintage cars?

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