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Thread: Wide quilt backings

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    What are the best web sites for finding wide quilt backing fabric? I have a Civil War quilt to complete but need backing fabric. Any suggestions welcome!

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    www.marshalldrygoods.com

    I find the best buys there.

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    fabrics.com has some wide offerings...

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    fabricdepot.com

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    I have a Civil War quilt that I am doing, and I found a bed sheet at the Goodwill store that is just like new (could be new) that I am using for backing on my quilt. I have used a lot of sheets for backing on my quilts. My mom used them also for many years.

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    Many Civil War era quilts had plain muslin backing.

    Wide backs can be purchased from Hancock's of Paducah or
    www.thousandsofbolts.com

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    Thank you all for your suggestions. They were all excellent. I looked at lots of backing fabrics and chose one from Fabric.com. It is a repro from Judi Rothermel (designer of lots of Civil War fabrics) and I think it is a perfect solution. It is tan background with small red/blue outlined flowers sort of swaying in the wind. The focus fabric on the top is a bluish red with light blue flowers accented with tan. I think it's going to look great!

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