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    Quilt Backings

    I am curious as to where you might purchase your Wide Quilt Backings? I have a few quilts that need a backing and I don't want to piece... (104" to 106" for the long arm)
    What are your favorite sites online?
    Do you piece them?

    Thank you...
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    Try Quilted Twins.

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    I ordered my only wide backing from quiltingtwins.com

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    Its quiltedtwins.com.

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    Fabric.com is my favorite

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    Shoot...someone just had backing fabric on sale. I can’t remember if it was Stash Fabric or American Quilters Society. I have ordered from Stash fabric recently and was very pleased.
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    I really like https://www.backsidefabrics.com excellent service and a great variety.
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    I buy the wide backing anytime I find a good sale price from all different places. I keep a good supply of wide backing in different colors and prints all bought on sale or clearance. Any sale of $9 or less a yard from $15 or more a yard regular price then I buy at least 4 yards. Many times I use it for non pieced borders or as yardage for blocks.
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    These kinds of threads are dangerous, as I always find new websites to shop! Since Fabric.com was purchased by Amazon, their prices have risen, so I now shop around a lot more.

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    Quilted Twins and Marshall's Drygoods. Have purchased from both and very pleased with the quality, choices and prices.
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    i usually start at https://marshalldrygoods.com/

    i had never looked at https://www.quiltedtwins.com/, so took a peek.
    they appear to have all their backing fabrics on sale at a deep discount.
    i can't find any information about how long the sale lasts.
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    PatriceJ the quilted twins sale price are their regular prices all year long.

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    The sales at Joann Fabrics usually don't include the quilt backs so the 50-60% off coupons work on them! Yes, you can do it online.

    Not a huge selection but you've got to love the sales price.

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    Several vendors. Like Onebyone, I tend to buy when I find it on sale. Or if I am in the Fingerlakes area as the Mennonite shops have it very inexpensive. Here are some direct links for you:
    https://marshalldrygoods.com/shop/home/108/widths/
    https://www.quiltedtwins.com/backing-fabric/
    http://www.hancocks-paducah.com/SALE...CE&sort1desc=F
    https://www.thousandsofbolts.com/ind...isplaycount=80

    Also don't overlook extra wide Muslin. This is usually very economically priced and I have used it for backings quite often with very satisfactory results. Marshalls carries it.

    I prefer a solid or a fabric that reads solid for the backing so the quilting will really show but if you are not super confident in your quilting, choose a backing that is a busy print so it hides any little imperfections.

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    Marshall's has Dream Cotton muslin color in wide backing. I keep a bolt of that all time. Best value for the quality anywhere.
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    I use a very good muslin that is about 108" wide. Quite a few places sell it. Just google. I think mine is Kona Premium which I also use for background.
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    Wow, Quiltedtwins have 118" wide muslin at $8.49/yd! And its pre-shrunk! Will have to try them next time! Thanks Patricej.
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    Amazon, which is usually means it comes from Fabric.com or Hancocks Paducah
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    Christian Lane Quilters is my favorite site for wide backings. http://www.christianlanequilters.com/home.html and Thousands of Bolts has wide backings too. https://www.thousandsofbolts.com/index.cfm
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    I watch for sales all over. And I found some new spots to check with this thread.

    Its the wrong time of year now, but Amazon flannel sheet sets get big price breaks in the spring and summer. I have been able to get a few sets for $25 each. Between the flat and fitted sheet that is a lot of fabric. I don't know if that is proper fabric, but its soft and cuddly

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    I think about any store selling fabric would have wide backings.
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    Try Marshall Dry goods. They have some 108" backings that are only $3.99. Most of those are Mary Fons fabric and they are good quality. They also stock other 108" backings at 8.99.
    A quilt is like a good life. It's full of mistakes, but, in the end, it looks pretty good.

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    Flannel sheets do make great backings; you're right, there is a lot of fabric in them. I like to be able to touch the flannel before buying, though.
    A quilt is like a good life. It's full of mistakes, but, in the end, it looks pretty good.

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    I shop sales but usually find good prices at Connecting Threads, Marshalls, and QuiltFabric Closeout. I also buy a whole bolt of quality white muslin from my LQS--she lets me know when Moda is dropping their price to shops and gives it to me at that price (I quilt samples for her at times). by the bolt is most cost effective as you don't have waste.

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