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Corduroy for quilt backing?

Old 09-12-2018, 07:35 PM
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Would corduroy work well for quilt backing?

I'm thinking it would be great for lap quilts or car quilts.
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Old 09-12-2018, 08:36 PM
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​It would make a sturdy backing for picnic or car quilts. It would be heavy and harder to quilt so quilting would need to be simple.
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Old 09-12-2018, 08:38 PM
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I don't know about using it for backing, but years ago I made a trip around the world out of baby wale corduroy in pine green, browns and gold for my brother. I used thick batting, backed it with a satin chocolate brown sheet and tied it down. It's been decades (seriously, about 40 years) and the darn thing is still holding together and looking pretty good!

Funny you should post this, I was at a fabric store today and there was a display of similar corduroy near the cutting counter and I was fingering it and remembering the one for my brother...
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Old 09-12-2018, 08:42 PM
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It would definitely be warm. I think you would have to tie it or do a very simple quilting on a pretty heavy machine.
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Old 09-13-2018, 05:47 AM
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I used corduroy in a rag quilt along with cotton. thin or tight wale (lines).
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I've used corduroy but just make sure that it is soft. Some never softens.
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Old 09-13-2018, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Iceblossom View Post
I don't know about using it for backing, but years ago I made a trip around the world out of baby wale corduroy .............
If it worked fine as a front .... then why would you question it as a backing?

BearIsGray .... I think corduroy would be perfect, front or back.
Yes, it may be a little harder to quilt, but honestly, I think it would not be all that hard.
Just different ... and you would just need to think it through before starting.
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Old 09-13-2018, 09:05 AM
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I used a thin corduroy as a backing on an utility quilt. It worked out fine, quilt was heavy when finished. One thing I did use simple straight line quilting. That was several years ago and the quilt is still used.
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Old 09-13-2018, 02:17 PM
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I've used corduroy on a picnic quilt back years ago. I did SITD quilting. It's holding up great.
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Old 09-14-2018, 05:29 AM
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I think I would just tie the quilt.
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