I made this quilt for my daughter in the mid 80's and the fabric of choice then, was polyester, so this is what I came up with. I backed it with flannel, and used an old blanket for the batting. The beginning of why I am a SPARTAN QUILTER, and off to college it went. She married, her husband claimed it, and 2 children have added to the use of it. I eventually had to put a second flannel backing on it in the late 90's. Just this past month, guess what? He needed another new flannel backing on it. The colors are a little faded, but has really held up well. I told my daughter that she may have to figure out how to do it the 4th time, as I may not be able to do it again in 10 years.