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Thread: What Color Backing For White Quilt?

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    Super Member plainpat's Avatar
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    I'm working on a white quilt mixed with other colors.There's a lot of white.What color for backing? Will it show thru?

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    Good Question. I will be watching for replies. :)

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    If your batting is white then I think you could use whatever you want to for the backing.

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    I would be more worried about the batting. Make sure you use white, no off white. Wouldn't think the backing would really matter if you have a good white batting between.

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    White quilt, white batting, then if you wanted a striking alternative, pick a color from the top and use that color for the backing. You could use an alterative color for the binding as well to give it more pop.

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    I am curious to find out the answer for this one. I am a newbie and I would prefer to learn answers for unusual situations ahead of time. Learning by trial and error is frustrating....lol...thanks.....(~.~)

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    thanks ,so far ,DEB and KATE.

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    If it was mine, I'd use Warm and White batting and white backing with a little peicing of your front colors, to pop the back.

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    If the quilt is mostly whites, etc., then the emphasis will be on the quilting so I would use a batting that will emphasize the quilting like a Hobbs 80/20 or polydown. W&W is too flat for beautiful quilting. IMHO The color will not show thru even if it were black. I would opt for something beautiful in soft colors to keep the quilt light and soft. and bind it in same. I am looking forward to seeing this quilt.

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    I just quilted a wedding ring quilt and it had white back ground and bright pokadots, used warm and white and white backing and the weding ring showed slightly throug form the back. good luck.

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