Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
Corduroy for quilt backing? >

Corduroy for quilt backing?

Corduroy for quilt backing?

Old 09-12-2018, 07:35 PM
  #1  
Power Poster
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: MN
Posts: 23,052
Default Corduroy for quilt backing?

Would corduroy work well for quilt backing?

I'm thinking it would be great for lap quilts or car quilts.
bearisgray is online now  
Old 09-12-2018, 08:36 PM
  #2  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 38,339
Default

​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.
Tartan is offline  
Old 09-12-2018, 08:38 PM
  #3  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Near Seattle, WA
Posts: 4,130
Default

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...
Iceblossom is offline  
Old 09-12-2018, 08:42 PM
  #4  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Chula Vista CA
Posts: 7,001
Default

It would definitely be warm. I think you would have to tie it or do a very simple quilting on a pretty heavy machine.
quiltingcandy is offline  
Old 09-13-2018, 05:47 AM
  #5  
Power Poster
 
nativetexan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: home again, after 27 yrs!
Posts: 19,388
Default

I used corduroy in a rag quilt along with cotton. thin or tight wale (lines).
nativetexan is offline  
Old 09-13-2018, 05:54 AM
  #6  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Laughlin NV
Posts: 611
Default

I've used corduroy but just make sure that it is soft. Some never softens.
SHELTIE'SMAMA is offline  
Old 09-13-2018, 08:59 AM
  #7  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 16,905
Default

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.
QuiltE is offline  
Old 09-13-2018, 09:05 AM
  #8  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Missouri
Posts: 4,061
Default

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.
MaryMo is offline  
Old 09-13-2018, 02:17 PM
  #9  
Super Member
 
NZquilter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Kansas
Posts: 3,768
Default

I've used corduroy on a picnic quilt back years ago. I did SITD quilting. It's holding up great.
NZquilter is offline  
Old 09-14-2018, 05:29 AM
  #10  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 6,430
Default

I think I would just tie the quilt.
carolynjo is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Dina
Main
25
01-14-2015 04:48 PM
Caroline S
Pictures
120
04-10-2011 01:21 PM
Caroline S
Main
10
02-03-2011 11:21 AM
himnherr
Main
9
09-14-2010 05:21 PM
redrummy
Pictures
9
09-25-2007 10:57 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter


SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.