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Thread: Backing Color

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    Backing Color

    Here is a quilt top I just finished. I got some great help deciding which border to put in the inside and which to put on the outside. Now comes the backing. What color should it be? I'm going to bind it in the gold color. Also how much backing? The quilt size is 60" X 60". BTW, the blue/gold border goes all the way around. My ds' arms weren't long enough to hold it up completely. lol

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    IMHO, I think a gold and turquoise plaid would be wonderful, but then I love to mix it up a bit. Thanks for sharing.
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    If you have any of either of the gold or turquoise or both pieced would be great

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    Very nice quilt.

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    I would back it with any fabric that looks good with the gold binding. If it matched the front, that would be a bonus.

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    I would back it with another quilt that size and have a reversible quilt
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I would back it with any fabric that looks good with the gold binding. If it matched the front, that would be a bonus.
    I agree!!! It is really pretty!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lollygagging View Post
    IMHO, I think a gold and turquoise plaid would be wonderful, but then I love to mix it up a bit. Thanks for sharing.
    I agree with that.
    The size will depend on the quilting that you will.
    If it is straight following seams, no more than 2 "around, or 64" x 64 ". It is what I would do. If quilting is free, you may need more excess fabric.
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    That looks beautiful!!
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    Ok, question about how much fabric I'll need. I was thinking I'd do three strips on the back. Blue floral/yellow/blue floral. The quilt is 60 x 60. I figure I'll make the blue floral 25" wide (x 2) and the yellow 10" wide. This totals 60". How much of each do you I need? Is there a better layout? I'm SO not good at this part. I would prefer all 1 color, but I want to break out of my box a little bit and try something pieced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MommaDorian View Post
    Ok, question about how much fabric I'll need. I was thinking I'd do three strips on the back. Blue floral/yellow/blue floral. The quilt is 60 x 60. I figure I'll make the blue floral 25" wide (x 2) and the yellow 10" wide. This totals 60". How much of each do you I need? Is there a better layout? I'm SO not good at this part. I would prefer all 1 color, but I want to break out of my box a little bit and try something pieced.
    Keep in mind that I am a novice. I hope not mistaken.
    If you do three strips: 1-blue floral 2-yellow 3-blue floral in that order.
    You should consider the surplus at the edges, so you should use 1 1-27-27 2-10 and 3-27, with that completed the 64 x 64 I was talking about.
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    i'd put the gold on the back. second choice would be the patterned fabric.
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    gold or turquoise or both pieced would be great

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    Your quilt looks very nice. I can't help you with the backing I'm not good enough for that still learning. Can't wait to see what you decide. Sue

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    I love the way this turned out... beautiful! I'm not the one to ask about backing fabric... I always use muslin (well, 99% of the time) & that's too boring for most people. Do you have scraps left over that you could throw into the back?
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    Just make sure that the backing isn't so dark that it shows through the batting and the white part of the front. I can't wait to see the finished quilt.
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    It's very pretty!

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