Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 2 of 8 FirstFirst 1 2 3 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 79

Thread: What is the Rule of Thumb for buying Quilt Fabric Again?

  1. #11
    Banned
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Enid, OK
    Posts
    8,930
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by pseudoquilter
    Here I go again, got the piecing done and the amount of fabric I bought for the backing is lacking! Now I have to do a search and pay top dollar to get the same fabric to match.
    What is the rule of thumb when buying fabric--6 yards?
    Thanks.
    not for a backing..it usually 8-10!

    but you can frame/border what you have already..or make large blocks like window panes....a backing does NOT have to be all one fabric!

  2. #12
    Banned
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Enid, OK
    Posts
    8,930
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA
    Rule of thumb? Rule of arm? Rule of foot??
    None of them suit me, I purchase what moves me at the moment. Piece the backs; I always have.

    Jan in VA
    that is cute..rule of arm...as that is what it costs you know..an arm, a leg, a DH...a few kids...quilting/sewing/crafting has gone through the roof...

  3. #13
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    upstate rural NY
    Posts
    168
    I never felt happy with the one piece of muslin. I don't know if it's the thread count or the boring. I might make something as simple as a rail fence and make it a reversible quilt.

  4. #14

    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    216
    I have always used a solid backing, and I just buy what the instructions say for my pattern (not very creative am I!) But, I've seen so many nifty stripes and such on the QB here, that I've decided my first BIG quilt will have a backing of two different fabrics.

    Can't wait.

  5. #15
    Power Poster BellaBoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Front row
    Posts
    14,671
    Blog Entries
    2
    When I buy fabric for backing with no project in mind I buy 7 yards of it. I have never regretted buying that much when I decide it's the perfect backing fabric I need for future quilt. If it's a small quilt I can get several backings out of it or it if it's a big queen or king I have enough. I always buy backing fabric on sale or clearance. I very seldom pay full price for backing fabric.

  6. #16
    Super Member TonnieLoree's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    La Grande, OR
    Posts
    2,459
    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    Oh My! If there is a rule then I have seriously broken it!!

    Scrappy backs are great.
    Must send quilt police to your house. If they get to you first, maybe they will by-pass me. ;)

  7. #17
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Bosque County, Texas
    Posts
    3,040
    I have a preference for quilts that are reversible, especially if the quilting will be in an attractive pattern. And I had much rather have the back side have a large solid piece for the center framed by borders, than to have it pieced in a cross or striped pattern. That's because I think the bordered design looks better when/if it shows on a bed than a big cross does. Either way will stretch fabric that wasn't sufficient to back a whole quilt.
    The borders on the back side should line up with the blocks or borders on the front side inorder for the quilting pattern to stay at its most attractive position.

  8. #18
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Bosque County, Texas
    Posts
    3,040
    I have a preference for quilts that are reversible, especially if the quilting will be in an attractive pattern. And I had much rather have the back side have a large solid piece for the center framed by borders, than to have it pieced in a cross or striped pattern. That's because I think the bordered design looks better when/if it shows on a bed than a big cross does. Either way will stretch fabric that wasn't sufficient to back a whole quilt.
    The borders on the back side should line up with the blocks or borders on the front side inorder for the quilting pattern to stay at its most attractive position.

  9. #19
    Super Member redkimba's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    North Texas
    Posts
    1,725
    Fat quarters are fun & a good way to sample fabric. Most of my quilts are from 'scraps'.

    (please help me - I've started yet another quilt top with this method...)

  10. #20
    Super Member Glassquilt's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Northeast IL
    Posts
    2,064
    Blog Entries
    1
    I like to use the 108" wide fabric. Save time - no piecing.

Page 2 of 8 FirstFirst 1 2 3 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.