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Thread: Quilt Backing question????

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    Super Member Charming's Avatar
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    I just finished making a quilt for my husband and it came about 110" square and i have only seen 108" backing material. Is there any wider fabric out there that i am not aware of? please lead me to it...

    Thanks

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    Yup, there is. A little more costly though. Check out some of the online shops.

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    This site has some that are 110, but I have not tried them.
    http://www.favoritefabric.com/cgi/co...t_backing.html

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    Is muslin good for bed quilts with lots of washing? i never used it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charming
    Is muslin good for bed quilts with lots of washing? i never used it.
    Yes. Very durable. Good backing choice.

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    The nice thing about muslin is that it shows up the quilting. I think it is also a reasonably priced option for backing when some of the cotton is getting so expensive.

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    Muslin works out great! and no piecing!
    Enjoy!!!

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    Muslin use to be the backing fabric of choice.

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    thank you all for your kind replies. I guess i have an important mission to go to Joann's tomorrow and dig into this. Hopefully it comes in a good matching color with the quilt.

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    I don't think muslin comes in colors. Just bleached and unbleached.

    For your backing, I would recommend simply buying some coordinating (or interesting) fabric to add strips on to get the width you need.

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    Are you going to have the quilt quilted by a long arm quilter? If so, you will need to allow extra inches for the backing. You should check with the LAQ to see what they require, before you purchase your backing fabric. You might have to purchase fabric and seam it to make it big enough...

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