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Thread: backing for a black and white quilt-----help plse

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    Have got a black /white q/top log cabin , NO OTHER COLOURS, plse tell me what colour/s would you advise for backing --and would you choose plain or pattern?
    Did think a yellowy/green???????????? help! thanks.

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    I would use a white on black print, maybe with some red in it.
    Or a red on white might look nice. Is it for a male or female? For a male I might go with blue and black. Also depending on how much black is in the quilt, you may want to consider black batting.
    Do you have a picture of the top? That may help with suggestions!

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    I would use black and white material for the back, or maybe something colorful.

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    I'm in the process of a black and white quilt and have black with sage green, pink and yellow hearts on it for the backing of it. The top is strictly black and white, but , I wanted to add a little colour.

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    Red is always nice with black

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    I agree with a red.

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    I have been making several bags/totes/purses. My husband looked at all of them last night - he LOVES the insides because some of them have such a contrast - he thinks contrast is great - maybe something really bright!?

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    I made my DD#1 a black/red/white quilt and will be using a black tone on tone backing. I will probably quilt it with read thread so that it shows up on the back, just and idea.

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    I say shock em!!! Use something bright and bold. The back is not seen unless they choose to do so! Just my thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    I say shock em!!! Use something bright and bold. The back is not seen unless they choose to do so! Just my thought.
    I was thinking black and white, but after reading dakotamaid, I have agree with her. Now I am picturing one of the large, bold, and bright prints that I like and never know what to do with. I don't have one, but will now be looking for one on sale and buy it for a backing.

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    I like any color with black and white. I would use a fabric that 'reads' solid, but isn't (has some little design to it). And, whatever color you or the person the quilt is for, likes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mayday
    Have got a black /white q/top log cabin , NO OTHER COLOURS, plse tell me what colour/s would you advise for backing --and would you choose plain or pattern?
    Did think a yellowy/green???????????? help! thanks.
    I think the yellowy/green would look good. It's not as expected as red would be.

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    thank you all for your help----am going to a fabric warehouse in Sept, a real treat over here, so will see what they have.

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    look up dark grey/smoky black fossel fern

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    Depending on your batting the back color can shadow through to the top and your white may not look white anymore. You may want to audition your white and batting over whatever you choose. Remember quilting pulls the layers closer together and it may show more along the line of quilting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mayday
    Have got a black /white q/top log cabin , NO OTHER COLOURS, plse tell me what colour/s would you advise for backing --and would you choose plain or pattern?
    Did think a yellowy/green???????????? help! thanks.
    I made a B&W for my sister & used a solid white backing then had it quilted with 2 different threads, a gold twisted with red. Sounds weird but really turned out pretty & makes it a 'whole cloth' look on the backside.
    (don't have a photo of back :cry: )
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    I think anything with black and white in it would be nice...(that is what I'm using)....:-)

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    It depends on what the quilt is telling you! Is it tradtional, modern, whimmmmmsical, etc? A b&W would be fun with cows on the back or multi colored hearts for a loved one. for a living room pull out a coordinating color. The ideas are endless, just go hunting for your perfect fit! you WILL know it when you see it! Post a picture when you do. love to see it!

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    Taxi yellow? Hot Pink? Lime Green?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bizybess
    Depending on your batting the back color can shadow through to the top and your white may not look white anymore. You may want to audition your white and batting over whatever you choose. Remember quilting pulls the layers closer together and it may show more along the line of quilting.
    now that I never thought about------thanks for tip; am reverting to polydown as this last warm and natural batting has been a bit of a bother , seems to deflect the needle.
    will see what fabric I can find but do now think bright self pattern green or self pattern black . THANKS ALL FOR YOUR INPUT

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    I did a cat quilt that was all black & white with only a small amount of red. The back is white with the word "meow" written all over it in black. Really cute. I would use a little color on the back with a lot of black & white.

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