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Thread: sheets as backing

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    Junior Member JudyMN's Avatar
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    Is it acceptable to use a king-size sheet for a quilt back? It takes so many yards of fabric to make a king quilt and deal with the seams. White sales are coming. 100% cotton is what I would look for.

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    Moderator Up North's Avatar
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    I use sheets all the time. I hand quilt and some say they hare hard to handquilt with but I have to say I don't find any problems doing it.

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    I love to use sheets for backing it's much cheaper for a large quilt.

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    If you are happy with it then absolutely!

    I have used sheets for backings and even piecing and have always been pleased with the results. The sheets have proven to be durable.

    Some will say never, some will say yes. Do what you like. :)

    I have heard that you don't want the really high thread count and that the sheets can be harder to hand quilt through.

    Many places sell wide fabrics at a very reasonable cost. You may want to look around for that if you are not interested in using sheets.

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    I think they are a great idea... I have been using a muslin sheet I found at a thrift shop.. lol and it will go a long way as well :) Cut into several pieces to use as backs for small projects and background too!

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    Junior Member Sew 'N Sew's Avatar
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    Thanks for that idea -- I'd never thought of it.

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    Super Member Deborah12687's Avatar
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    I just think that bed sheets or even blankets are good enough for the backing of a quilt as the back is not seen.

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    I use sheets alot for my backing. I usually try to pick them up at garage sales when they are in great condition.
    Never had a problem with them....."Anything to save a few bucks"

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    They absolutely work!! Go for it :D

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    Yes, I use sheets for backing too. It is so much easier and you don't have the seams on the back side.

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