Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Backing Fabrics

 It is always fun to receive some happy mail!



Recently I took advantage of a sale at Connecting Threads and purchased a whole bunch of 2.5 yard cuts of 108" backing fabrics.  I bought both a light denim and dark denim chambray.  Not only can I use these as backings, but they would also make a nice background fabric.




They also added these Hand Drawn Lines pieces to their inventory again.  I have purchased them in the past and they are a favorite.



I also bought pieces of  Word Play and Multi Dot - these will work with just about any scrap quilt. I like 2.5" yard cuts because they can be used for a larger bed quilt or I can sometimes get two lap quilts out of each cut with some creative piecing.


I like to have a stash of backings so that when I am finished with a quilt top, I can shop right at my house.  I just don't have the patience to shop for backings at the end of the process - I want to be able to get right to the quilting.  Plus this way, I can take advantage of sales when I see them!

Now I just need to get some projects finished!



5 comments:

  1. That's one of my shortcomings. I don't always have fabrics on hand that I want to use as backings, and certainly not many wide backings so piecing isn't required.

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  2. It helps so much to have enough fabric on hand for quick backings. I just ordered some backing fabric to have in my stash as well. Great selections; the chambray in particular is speaking to me!

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  3. I think I'll adopt your backing size. I often buy 2 yds of wide backing and then can only do smaller quilts than lap size. It's a mixed bag of luck getting two backs out of 2 yards. But I will use the leftover fabric in blocks too.

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  4. Such wisdom! I've got two projects nearing the quilting stage and no idea what I'll use for backing! I'm going to keep a look out for sale fabrics and build up a stock of backing fabric :-)

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  5. Lovely selections, Cynthia! Guess what? I almost bought that same text print when I was at Pineapple Fabrics last week.

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