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kankan01 02-04-2010 09:07 AM


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

some say the higher thread count is harder to quilt. Also the shrinkage is different.

omak 02-04-2010 01:48 PM


Originally Posted by kankan01

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

some say the higher thread count is harder to quilt. Also the shrinkage is different.

Less shrinkage with more threads. Harder quilting if you are going to be hand quilting. Usually, a poly/cotton blend will have threads/shedding all over the place ...
I have used sheets as backings for my quilts and my Babylock Quilter's Pro didn't bat an eyelash - - neither did any of my older sewing machines when I was doing it on a small table, rather than a quilting frame. I very much enjoy my Grace Pinnacle frame ... and, with help and input from the board, I can turn out a pretty fine product <g> <wave>

flikkem 02-04-2010 02:57 PM

I have used sheets for backing baby quilts which are machine quilted - worked great.

Lostn51 02-04-2010 03:24 PM

All I do is machine quilt so it should be okay then.

Maybe one day I will try and hand quilting but for now I am digging my treadles! :thumbup:

Billy

omak 02-04-2010 06:24 PM


Originally Posted by dunster
This site offers only wide backing. I have not ordered from them; they advertise on a longarm group I belong to.
http://www.backsidefabrics.com/

I surely enjoyed the prices and the colors, but I didn't see how wide the fabric was. What key words on the site do I look for to see the width measurements? <wave>

gmafrog 02-04-2010 07:05 PM

Try nixiechicks.com. 108" wide backing in a wide variety of colors is only $6.95 per yd. Nice stuff!!!

kacie 02-04-2010 07:49 PM


Originally Posted by omak

Originally Posted by dunster
This site offers only wide backing. I have not ordered from them; they advertise on a longarm group I belong to.
http://www.backsidefabrics.com/

I surely enjoyed the prices and the colors, but I didn't see how wide the fabric was. What key words on the site do I look for to see the width measurements? <wave>


Click on:
"All Solid/Print Wide Quilt Backing Fabrics"
on the lefthand side of the page.

omak 02-04-2010 09:16 PM


Originally Posted by kacie

Originally Posted by omak

Originally Posted by dunster
This site offers only wide backing. I have not ordered from them; they advertise on a longarm group I belong to.
http://www.backsidefabrics.com/

I surely enjoyed the prices and the colors, but I didn't see how wide the fabric was. What key words on the site do I look for to see the width measurements? <wave>


Click on:
"All Solid/Print Wide Quilt Backing Fabrics"
on the lefthand side of the page.

Thank you so much ... sometimes, this computer language just does NOT compute! LOL <wave>

omak 02-04-2010 09:18 PM

Oh, WOW! It really does tell you ... especially if you click on the picture/swatch for more information!
Isn't that just so clever! LOL <wave>

joeyoz 02-05-2010 11:33 AM


Originally Posted by kacie

Originally Posted by omak

Originally Posted by dunster
This site offers only wide backing. I have not ordered from them; they advertise on a longarm group I belong to.
http://www.backsidefabrics.com/

I surely enjoyed the prices and the colors, but I didn't see how wide the fabric was. What key words on the site do I look for to see the width measurements? <wave>


Click on:
"All Solid/Print Wide Quilt Backing Fabrics"
on the lefthand side of the page.

If you notice, their price is for the 1/2 yard.


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