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Thread: WHAT FABRIC DO YOU USE

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    I personally love muslin. It is so soft, easy to work with both in hand and machine quilting and it gives it the "vintage look" that I like. I have also used the 108" fabric and it it wonderful. No piecing on the back. Just use what you want....get creative....it all works. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by middysmom
    what fabric do you use for the backing i would appreceite any help thanks dorothy from tenn
    It depends on what I plan to use the quilt for. If it is for a bed quilt, I usually use muslin or I piece together cotton fabrics that compliment the quilt top, but nothing fancy. If it is a wall hanging or something I plan to put into a show, I will take the time to piece together the backing using 100% cotton. If it is a baby quilt, flannel or minke, though I haven't actually tried the minke yet. My friends all love it though and it's on my list of things to try. Hope this helps.
    Piece ~ Tiffany

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    I use Wal Mart fabric for my backing. It just costs to much for expensive fabric for backing.

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    I also use walmart's muslin for backing.........it is less than 5 bucks a yard and is 90 inches wide.........100% cotton and permanent press. It is so soft after it is washed. It is great for tied as well as hand or machine quilting.

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    Muslin, quilting fabric, or quilt back fabric.

    Usually the muslin (it's cheaper), unless the quilt "tells" me it needs something else.
    :)

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    I usually go to the fabric store and buy the quilt backing that is 108" wide. If I can't find what I want I will use 100% cotton, but I really like the quilt backing.

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    I always use the quilt quality fabric- pieced or backing width. My grandmother was a professional seamstress and she told me if I was going to put all this time and work into a project, use the best I could afford. Otherwise, why bother. So, I do fewer projects, use the best stuff, and handquilt almost everything. I also use cotton batting. The polyester beards too much.
    Use what will make your project turn out the way you want it.
    Cheryl

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