Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
Gray backing for baby quilts? >

Gray backing for baby quilts?

Gray backing for baby quilts?

Old 05-02-2022, 11:08 AM
  #1  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Posts: 7
Question Gray backing for baby quilts?

Hello! I have several baby quilts to make for both boy and girl. All are different patterns and colors. To minimize cost and wastage, I'd like to use the same fabric for all of them. I'm thinking of using a solid gray because it's neutral and lower contrast than a solid black or white.

Thoughts?

thank you

Traveller is offline  
Old 05-02-2022, 11:35 AM
  #2  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: MN
Posts: 24,048
Default

For baby quilts, I prefer some sort of variation in color. In my experience, baby quilts that are used tend to get dirty from being dragged around and/ ot babies are leaky - vomit, feces, and urine.

If the Same piece of fabric is compatible with all the quilt tops, I would use it.

However- some quilts are "around" for a long time. Would this fabric be how you want to be remembered?
bearisgray is offline  
Old 05-02-2022, 11:41 AM
  #3  
Power Poster
 
sewbizgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 24,688
Default

Grey is very trendy and gender neutral. It's a great choice.
sewbizgirl is offline  
Old 05-02-2022, 12:09 PM
  #4  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 8,616
Default

Originally Posted by sewbizgirl View Post
Grey is very trendy and gender neutral. It's a great choice.
I agree. And it goes very well with either pastels or brights.
cashs_mom is offline  
Old 05-02-2022, 03:12 PM
  #5  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 10,338
Default

Hobby Lobby has a gray that works up looking like silver ! Great fabric .
annievee is offline  
Old 05-02-2022, 04:31 PM
  #6  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 1,718
Default

maybe you could find a grey that has a bit of texture to it? or maybe even a bit of multicolored print?
sewingpup is online now  
Old 05-03-2022, 03:08 AM
  #7  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 1,319
Default

Gray is the new neutral, very trendy right now. It is gender neutral, I have seen a lot of gray in children's clothing and also in adult clothing. I have a gray bedspread with embroidery on it. When I have company I gets a lot of compliments on it. Gray goes with everything.
rjwilder is offline  
Old 05-03-2022, 03:20 AM
  #8  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Illinois
Posts: 1,724
Default

I would stay away from a solid color so that stains aren't as noticeable. If a quilt is going to be so that both sides are seen, I try to use an attractive back. Wall hanging can be anything since it's not going to be seen. My thinking anyhow
illinois is offline  
Old 05-03-2022, 03:30 AM
  #9  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Florida
Posts: 5,702
Default

Grey is a great neutral. I would choose a fabric with pattern, maybe a grey paisley or print. Solids show stains quicker and since they don't put coverings in with babies, they are often used as play mats.
toverly is offline  
Old 05-03-2022, 04:21 AM
  #10  
Super Member
 
WMUTeach's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Portage, Michigan
Posts: 6,191
Default

Grey is not one of my colors of choice but it is trendy and new moms like it. I agree with the several comments suggesting a texture or grey on grey small print or geometric. Mostly I bet you just want it to be used and loved and brought back to you in shreds for repair because it was so well "loved".
WMUTeach is offline  

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