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What backing would you recommend?

Old 11-28-2015, 04:29 PM
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This is a baseball themed quilt I am doing for my grandson. What are your suggestions for the backing fabric? He want's something soft. Flannel?

Forgive me if I put the fabric designs together poorly. I am still a beginner. :-)



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Old 11-28-2015, 04:39 PM
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Nice quilt. Flannel is always a good choice for something warm and soft.
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Old 11-28-2015, 04:41 PM
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Flannel would be fine just be sure to wash and dry it because some of it shrinks a lot. Your layout is wonderful, looks great!
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Old 11-28-2015, 04:44 PM
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Looks great! Flannel is always nice.
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Old 11-28-2015, 04:54 PM
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Regular cotton or flannel. Would be nice if you found a coordinating baseball theme print, bit if not a stripe backing would be great on that quilt.
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Old 11-28-2015, 05:13 PM
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I'm sure you could easily find flannel that has a baseball theme if that is what you wanted to use.
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Old 11-28-2015, 06:23 PM
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Flannel would be great. If you can't find some themed flannel you could go with the navy blue or deep red
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Old 11-28-2015, 06:40 PM
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My grandkids love the minkee-backed quilts I gave them last year for Christmas (even the 16 year old!!) I hear that minkee is not the easiest to quilt, so I did have my LA er quilt them. They all 3 turned out great. Love your baseball quilt!

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Old 11-28-2015, 07:01 PM
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What a great looking quilt. I agree with a flannel backing but wash before cutting it. Flannel does shrink a lot more than quilting cotton. Your grandson is going to love that quilt.
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Old 11-28-2015, 07:27 PM
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Great quilt! I like the flannel idea for the back, just be sure to prewash the flannel like others have said.
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