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    Has anyone used the wide backing from Marshal's Dry Goods. If so how did you like it. Just looked in my local fabric store. It's $22.00 a metre and I'm thinking one is OK the other is a step up from cheesecloth. So for this quilt I've just gone to thrift store & bought a king size 100% cotton sheet for $1.50. Haven't used it yet, just a tad leary of using a sheet for backing, I'll get over it.
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    I use sheets for backing all the time. It depends on the quilt you are making...how it will be used and washed. Since all my quilts are made to be used and abused I don't really mind using the sheets. If ~ I ever make a quilt more for show..I will be more careful in choosing my backing. But I have quilts both with cotton and sheets around the house and I haven't been able to tell a difference in wear..
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    I use sheets that I have at home I hate or ones from the thrift shop all the time, all quilts have worked out really well. I know many quilters don't use because the thread count is so much higher, but ones I use are 125-200 thread count and are great and cheaper

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    There is a variety of backs at http://www.fabricsgalore.com/catalog.php?cid=108
    They range between $6.50 and $7.50 and some are name brands.
    Nice lady to deal with as well.
    Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by true4uca View Post
    Has anyone used the wide backing from Marshal's Dry Goods. If so how did you like it. Just looked in my local fabric store. It's $22.00 a metre and I'm thinking one is OK the other is a step up from cheesecloth. So for this quilt I've just gone to thrift store & bought a king size 100% cotton sheet for $1.50. Haven't used it yet, just a tad leary of using a sheet for backing, I'll get over it.
    I h ave found that used sheets can be worn out, dry rotted, and a mess to work with...as in OFF grain,,,do be careful!

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    Check out the backing fabric at Thousands of Bolts (thousandsofbolts.com). They have pretty good sales.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok View Post
    I h ave found that used sheets can be worn out, dry rotted, and a mess to work with...as in OFF grain,,,do be careful!
    Well I would think most of the "flaws" you mention would be pretty evident to the naked eye so would not even be purchased for this purpose
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    The wide backing from Marshall's is excellent. I have used it on many of my quilts. But I cannot reconcile the wholesale price that my shop just paid with the retail price you are being asked to pay. I have taken into consideration difference between meter and yard, exchange rate and taxes. Is there something I am missing for it to be this expensive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chester the bunny View Post
    There is a variety of backs at http://www.fabricsgalore.com/catalog.php?cid=108
    They range between $6.50 and $7.50 and some are name brands.
    Nice lady to deal with as well.
    Hope this helps.

    Carole in BC
    Wow, thank you so much for this link. Sure seems like shipping to Canada is really reasonable.
    True4uca

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    I just could not use a sheet that had been used. I know I am weird...but. Icky for me.

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    I only ordered backing once from Marshals and was very pleased with it. Will definitely order again from them

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    I use the Blenders from MarshallsDryGoods, love how they feel and are easy to use.
    I have bought the 3 yard backing fabric as well from them, I prewash, dry then cut n sew.

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    I've bought Marshall's wide backings and liked them all.
    When I need a special back I buy from http://www.christianlanequilters.com.
    I've been making repro quilts lately and want a lining that suits them.
    Last edited by gollytwo; 05-28-2012 at 04:07 AM.

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    Two of the thrift stores near me got in 100% cotton flannel from Kohl's.. I bought a bunch, and they have been quilting up so nicely.. and they were better quality than Joann's

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    The first quilts I ever made had sheet backs. But, I don't like the feel of them.... too slick due to the high thread counts. Regular LQS fabrics come out so much nicer.

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    I use sheets for backing and thrift stores can really have nice ones for sale you just have to decide for yourself

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeresaS View Post
    I just could not use a sheet that had been used. I know I am weird...but. Icky for me.
    There are so many used items I don't mind, but I, too, draw the line on sheets! I guess I would make an exception if the sheet were used by me and the quilt were for me, but otherwise, no thank you! Just sayin'
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    I've used their wideae backing and love it. In fact, I've never been disappointed in anything from Marshalls. Can't beat the prices, quality or customer service.

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    [QUOTE=JoyjoyMarie;5250474]There are so many used items I don't mind, but I, too, draw the line on sheets! I guess I would make an exception if the sheet were used by me and the quilt were for me, but otherwise, no thank you! Just sayin'[/QUOTE

    When we go to the hospital or use an ambulance.. those are all used sheets. I would think less happened on the sheets at thrift stores then hospital ones. Like they use the same wash cloth to clean our bodies, wipe or faces and clean bottoms of adults and infants.. So thats why we wash them before we use them. My son has two quilts, one with backing from our LQS and one with a sheet..his entire family love the sheet one the best.
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    I use sheets all the time for quilts, have not had a problem. I also buy them at thrift stores.
    Freedom is costly and quilting keeps us busy...

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    Thanks for the link to Fabrics Galore. I added it to my favorites for future reference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeresaS View Post
    I just could not use a sheet that had been used. I know I am weird...but. Icky for me.
    Did you ever sleep in a hotel or motel?

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    I have ordered the wide backing as well as other fabric from Marshalls and have told a friend who also long arm and she loves it but is mad at me for telling her about Marshalls as she spent too much. I am very satisfied with the fabric.

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    I use sheets sometime as well. Joanns has a good amount of wide fabric. about 9 $per yard but use a 40 to 50 coupon and there you go. On the back wall by the solids.
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    [QUOTE=mythreesuns;5250556]
    Quote Originally Posted by JoyjoyMarie View Post
    There are so many used items I don't mind, but I, too, draw the line on sheets! I guess I would make an exception if the sheet were used by me and the quilt were for me, but otherwise, no thank you! Just sayin'[/QUOTE

    When we go to the hospital or use an ambulance.. those are all used sheets. I would think less happened on the sheets at thrift stores then hospital ones. Like they use the same wash cloth to clean our bodies, wipe or faces and clean bottoms of adults and infants.. So thats why we wash them before we use them. My son has two quilts, one with backing from our LQS and one with a sheet..his entire family love the sheet one the best.
    The difference being that hospitals, ambulances, hotels, etc. use super duper industrial machines that sanitize the sheets.
    I too could not use a sheet for anything except rags from a thrift shop/yard sales/ etc. Double ick.

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