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Thread: would it be alright if I.....

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    used a plain muslin or off white for the backing on this quilt? I orginally planned on this for my greatnephew but dh didn't particularly care for it and I have grown slowly unfond of it wish I had done it differently. Anyway I am going to send it to Downy quilts for kids when I get it quilted. I have some of the colors left but don't think enough ; i took it to joanns looking for something for back and just can't find anything without paying and arm and leg. so I thought I would quilt with red thread top and bottom and use some of decorative stitches on machine. Is that ok? is it bad to give to Downy cause I don't like it? Should I wait a while and see if it grows on me and can find a backing to match? I can get some more of the yellow with red dots and more of the bear material but they r $9 yard and no coupons right now
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    I think it's cute...and downy would appreciate it with whatever backing you decide to put on! It doesn't have to be spectacular...it just has to have love to wrap around a little one!

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    The Amish only use muslin for their backings and I often use it. I think it would be fine.

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    thank you making me feel better think I will go quilt

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    A child will be very happy to receive this quilt!!! It is so bright and cheery :D:D:D
    A muslin backing will be just fine :wink:

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    Remember how soft muslin gets when it gets washed. It'll be great on a sweet little cuddly quilt.

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    Just use the muslin and send it off to Downey. I'm sure, they'll find a worthy recipient for it.

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    I like the front, bright and cheery and some child will also love it :lol: Use the muslin and send it on :thumbup:

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    Would you consider piecing a back or do you just want to use one fabric kind for the back?

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    No matter the reason you donate a quilt, it will be loved by the child it comforts. I think your quilt is cute and Downey will be very appreciative to receive it.

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    Your quilt is really very nice. It is bright and I am sure the recipient will love it. Don't feel bad because you don't like it. And I would much rather see you donate it to a group like that than just leave it sit as a UFO. I just received a quilt in the doll swap with a tea stained muslin on the back and it is absolutely beautiful. She just soaked the muslin in tea and it gave it such a rich look, I wonder if you could use a tea that has a very dark brown, or maybe even a pinkish color to it, like Red Zinger? I am going to try that on one of my next ones.

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    I've used that same teddy bear fabric for a downy quilt!!!!

    Did you look at the broadcloth when you were at Joann? Some of those are usually on sale.

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    Definitely use muslin on the back and send it off as a charity quilt. Just because you don't like the final outcome doesn't mean you didn't put a lot of hard work and time into making it. It deserves a good home even if that home isn't where it was originally intended to go. Children aren't anywhere near the critics we adults are. I'm certain some child will have a lot of joy brought to them when they receive this.

    Quilt it and send it on it's way! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltluvr
    Would you consider piecing a back or do you just want to use one fabric kind for the back?
    I thought about that using the yellow green red but I would rather just use one piece and not piece( :?:

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    Muslin would be perfect

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    It would be just fine to use muslin. :thumbup:

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    The person who receives it is going to be so possessive with it and love it so much that "No one will have a better blankie than they do!"

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    I think that would be find. I like the quilt and I'm sure there is a child somewhere that will love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RatherB Quilting
    I think it's cute...and downy would appreciate it with whatever backing you decide to put on! It doesn't have to be spectacular...it just has to have love to wrap around a little one!
    I agree

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