Wide Backings

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108” Wide Backings:  I have a choice of 50 different wide backings in stock for $12/yard.    I recommend the use of wide backings. The seams in a pieced backing sometimes lead to bumps, and make the quilt more difficult to load onto the long arm.

My wide backings will cost you much less than 44″ fabric, as they are 108″ wide.

I think sometimes people think of backings as a good way to “get rid” of some material they just want to use up.  I believe,  however, that the right backing can really add to the beauty of the quilt.  It will show off the quilting stitches (if it isn’t a busy fabric), and I can choose the right color thread to achieve this.

A plainer fabric can really show the quilting.
A plainer fabric can really show the quilting.

All my fabric is high quality 100% cotton from Wilmington Prints, Benartex, Henry Glass, South Sea Imports, Studio E, & Windham Fabrics.  Quality matters!  My first quilts were made of fabric from an inexpensive local chain store…. years later the colors faded markedly, and in some cases the fabric actually disintegrated.

You are, of course, welcome to bring your own batting and backing. Backing must be at least 8″ wider and 4″ longer than the quilt.

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