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kacie 02-03-2010 06:24 PM


Originally Posted by bj
I've ordered from both fabric.com and christianlanequilters.com. I was pleased with both orders.

I agree -- fabric.com may have the better prices. sewbatik.com has gorgeous extra-wide batiks -- prices are a bit higher, but some quilts seem to demand something special.

sewnsewer2 02-03-2010 06:56 PM

Thanks for these websites!!

Lostn51 02-03-2010 07:53 PM

I was thinking about using flat sheets like you find at Target for backing material I do not do many King size but you can get the flat sheets relatively cheap and the fabric is very good quality 600+ thread count.

But what is the consensus about doing that?

Billy

joeyoz 02-03-2010 07:57 PM

Sounds good to me Billy. :-D :-D :-D

Lostn51 02-03-2010 08:13 PM

A couple of weeks ago they had a "White Sale" and they had the full size Egyptian Cotton flat sheet for $8 or so and they had close to 12 or so colors to choose from. I bought several King szed ones jut because they were cheap and I would have left overs for the stash.

Billy

sewnsewer2 02-03-2010 08:14 PM


Originally Posted by Lostn51
I was thinking about using flat sheets like you find at Target for backing material I do not do many King size but you can get the flat sheets relatively cheap and the fabric is very good quality 600+ thread count.

But what is the consensus about doing that?

Billy


Can I add my experience with sheets? I made a quilt entirely out of sheets for a customer and it frayed like crazy! She had a pro quilt it on the longarm because it was too large for me and my sewing machine.

All in all it was beautiful!

nantucketsue 02-04-2010 05:59 AM

Try Quiltshops.com and do a search for wide backing. I am in the UK and have always found what I am looking for and at very good prices.

rufree4t 02-04-2010 07:34 AM

My mother used sheet a lot for quilt backs. They seem to work well. Some sheets are hard to hand quilt so watch the quality. I would think that machine quilting would not be a problem.

flikkem 02-04-2010 07:43 AM

I missed the warm and natural information. Would you kindly share it with me?

K.P. 02-04-2010 08:46 AM

Watch Fabric.com, I ordered 108" fabric for $2.99/yard


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