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    I'm pretty new at quilting. After taking a class and making a small table top quilt, I decided to dive right in and make a large bed size. Where does everyone get the wide backing....not everyone carries it.

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    I usually piece backings. But they are available mostly on line shops.

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    I've gotten mine at JoAnn's. They have a small selection, but I've been able to find somehting that matches well enough.

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    Amish quilt shops usually carry them and they usually have a bigger selection than most stores. Almost any fabric store will have the muslin and bleached muslin wide backs.

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    Welcome to the Quiltingboard.

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    Hello and Welcome to the board :D:D:D

    I have been using a lot of wide muslin for backings and catching sales online or Joann's %50 off coupons.

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    Hello and Welcome from Northern Indiana ! Glad you joined us :lol:

    I piece my backs :thumbup:

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    I get mine at Hancock Fabrics when they are on sale.

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    If I don't piece mine using reg. fabric, I use Kona Muslin in wide widths that I buy from Jo Ann's. I've also ordered wide backings a few times from QIAD.

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    I buy 108" wide "blender" fabric off eBay for lap- and regular-sized quilts. It comes in lots of different colors, which I like.

    On child-sized quilts, wall hangings, table runners, etc., I purposely make them less than 43"-44" wide so I can use regular fabric without piecing it. :mrgreen:

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    Marshall's Dry Goods have good wide backing prices. Have purchased from them.

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    fabric.com has a really good selection and good prices. best part, free shipping after $35 so, makes it worth it, 3 yards will give you 108"x108" (they also carry some 110" & 120" fabrics. i have been shopping with them for over 10 years now and have always been happy with my orders. i do piece alot of my backs but when i want a whole cloth i always turn to them first, they even carry 108" wide flannels!

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    Quote Originally Posted by franie
    I usually piece backings. But they are available mostly on line shops.
    I'm with Franie.....what I have done for quilting has had the backing pieced. The Joann's near me does not carry a large line of colors in the wide backing and I want what I want and don't want to settle for a color I don't really like.

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    Try backsidefabrics.com They have great customer service and will send you free samples. Another idea is one that Bonnie K Hunter uses to piece backs from 10 1/2" squares. It is a great way to use up stash and makes a great reversible quilt. Check out her website quiltville.com

    Sharyn

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    www.quiltinaday.com, one of Eleanor Burns' web sites, has wide backing reasonably priced. I've bought from there a few times. Also, check fabric.com .

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    My small town only has a Joann's, so that is where I get my backing.

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    I piece small quilts but when I have a queen or king I always use the wide fabric. It's much easier to have one whole piece instead of trying to piece together 4 and 5 yards of fabric. Since I don't quilt anything that large, I like to let my long arm quilter wrestle with all that fabric insead of me. There is a wide variety of colors and brands of wide fabric available today both in LQS's and on the web. Price wise, it's much cheaper to go with the wide width.

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    I purchased a bolt of 98" wide muslin from Marshalls dry goods and it ended up for 20 yards being $50. Hancocks sell wide backing.

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    Well I've found everyone carries 108" backing Joanns, Mill end textiles (very good Price) not just online.

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