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Thread: Ohio Star Help Needed

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    I'm so glad you asked that question!! I have tons of plain muslin and have been wondering about using it for backing on my lap quilts. I know back when I was young (gazilllions of years ago) my Grandmother's quilts almost always had white backings (mostly from flour sacks I think) but all the ones I have seen in the past several years have always had prints for the backing....Hot Dog, now I feel better....Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen View Post
    "Real quilters" do what they want and ignore people that clearly don't know what they're talking about.
    Could not have said it any better! The friend sounds like she may be a little bossy and hard to please.
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    I've used white for backings alot!
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    "Real" quilters???? And what are you, an imaginary quilter? Will you have an imaginary quilt? That's the silliest thing I've heard in a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GammaLou View Post
    I am just starting to make an Ohio Star quilt in (of course) red and white. I was planning on making the back in plain white but I friend of mine said that 'real' quilters don't put white on the back of their quilts. What's up with that?
    tell her &^$## *^$%@#
    then do as you please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen View Post
    "Real quilters" do what they want and ignore people that clearly don't know what they're talking about.

    WTG, Scissor Queen!
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    Back a hundred years ago, my quilting teacher told us to use a patterned back if you didn't want your quilting mistakes to show. Maybe that's what your "friend" was thinking of. I used to always use muslin backing and only recently started using print backing. I go with what looks the best!
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    My mother-in-law would turn over in her grave if any of us would use anything but white for the backing for any of her quilt tops.
    Nikki in MO

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    "real quilters"? mmm ok. I love white. Tell her to stuff it

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