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Thread: Greeting from Las Vegas, NV

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    Senior Member rejenea's Avatar
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    I have two granddaughters graduating this May and with the economy the way it is someone suggested I make each of them a quilt. I am almost done with the first top (chevron). I'm at a loss as to what to use for the back - another top or just plain.
    ps -- I am totally new to this :shock:

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!

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    Welcome from Missouri. I have learned that I like to use print fabric that coordinates with some of the quilt top fabrics as the backing. Then when the quilt is quilted and bound, it looks almost reversable. I just like that look, personally. Happy quilting.
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    Welcome from Knoxville, Tennessee :D I agree with Lois, I too like to put a print on the back but have also used muslin on many as well and they all turned out well. I only do utilitarian quilts and am pretty new at this myself :thumbup:

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    Hi and welcome from the sunny state of Florida! I use printed fabric on the backs as well!

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    Hello and welcome from SW Iowa. Glad to have you here.

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    I used a cute, coordinating flannel print on the back of the quilts I made for my college kids to make it softer and snugglier. They really like the flannel. The quilts are a wonderful way to make our beloved college students feel cozy and well-loved while far from home!

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    Senior Member rejenea's Avatar
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    What wonderful ideas. I believe I will go with a complementary color in flannel for the back.

    Thanks everyone.

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    Hello and welcome from Virginia.

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    HI and welcome from Ontario Canada eh!

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    I just found a photo of the beautiful flannel I used on the back of Kyle's quilt. You can see how nicely it coordinates with the top, yet still looks pretty on its own. And so soft.

    (btw, it was about 115 degrees the day we were taking these pix - hence the squinting and general discomfort - not the kind of day you even wanted to be thinking about a quilt!)
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    Senior Member rejenea's Avatar
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    You are right -- that is a really nice print. 115 degrees, you must be in the desert like me.
    thanks again

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    Welcome from Oklahoma. So glad you could join us. If you have questions, we have answers.

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    Hello and welcome from Ontario

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    Greetings from Australia!

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    Hello and Welcome from Michigan! 115?! geez!

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    Hi and welcome from Oklahoma.

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    Hi from Las Vegas :) :) :) :)

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