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Quilt Backs larger than 108".......where?

Old 01-29-2016, 03:09 PM
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Default Quilt Backs larger than 108".......where?

Hello, I'm in dire need of finding a site that sells quilt backing larger than the 108" I keep finding out there. Don't want muslin either but a colored or a neutral with texture to it. Muslin is okay and I found them out there but not much else. I'm working on a BOM called Sangria that comes out 105" x 105" so 108" isn't wide enough. True I could just add a strip to the sides to give me something to grab onto and I may have to end of doing that if I can't find any backings wider. I've been told that I will never find a batik wider than 108" so I've quit looking for them. The Sangria BOM is made up of all batiks though so its sad to think I might have to go with something totally off the wall for it.

All suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Won't need it till the beginning of next year at the earliest but I like to have all my fabrics beforehand. As it is I'm still waiting on 1 fabric I ordered back in late October from Hancock and have yet to get it. I'm just about ready to cancel it and look elsewhere as all I need it a yard or 2 at most. I'm doing the Fantasia Tree frackered as someone had done and then add blocks of some sort around it to make it queen size.

Thanks again for any help.
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Old 01-29-2016, 03:50 PM
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Here's some 118"

I think I might also consider a sheet. Just avoid a high thread count.
And finally, here is a link to a free craftsy class on pieced backings:
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Old 01-29-2016, 03:53 PM
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try googling. I found equilter.com - quiltbug.com and several others advertising widths up to 120".
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Old 01-29-2016, 04:31 PM
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A word of caution...always preshrink and extra wide backing fabric. It shrinks at a higher rate than regular fabric does. I preshrink everything and watch for color bleeding. I don't want any surprises after I finish a quilt.
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Old 01-29-2016, 07:06 PM
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A FatBack is 117" wide. They sell them here: http://www.christianlanequilters.com/widebackings.html
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Old 01-29-2016, 07:18 PM
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also Backside Fabrics (backsidefabrics.com) and you might also check Marshall's. I quilted a 108x108 all batik and the owner had me use a marbled solid on the back--looked great, so you might want to look for something like that.
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A sheet is a good suggestion because you could get some pretty colors to match you batiks. I just quilted one for a customer with a 200 count sheet and yes I preshrunked it...worked out.
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PaperPrincess, I've pieced backs before but for this one I really don't want to. There's so much piecing on the front, so many seams, rather have a one piece backing. Again, might just have to add pieces to the sides just for quilting and then remove them afterwards.
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Old 01-29-2016, 10:57 PM
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Thanks to all for the websites so far. Have gone out to see what they have to offer and also saved them for later use. I've used the sateen fabrics in the past and they have such a beautiful sheen and feel to them, just wish they have more colors to choose from. I keep the cream and black on hand most of the times, scraps end up in my quilts.

Again, thanks for the websites. Saw some that might work well.
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