November 17, 2016

Wide Quilt Backings Giveaway

There is no doubt for me, wide quilt backings not only save money, but more importantly TIME, especially if you are wanting to match prints in the fabric. By the time you purchase two lengths or possibly three depending on the width of your quilt, calculate(or estimate) the required yardage to allow for the repeats in the fabric AND sew and press the seams you could have purchased a wide quilt backing.

Christine at Backside Fabrics recently provided wide quilt backings for a couple of secret sewing projects for Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs and me.

I love that you can shop the wide backs by color, size, manufacturer, and collections such as Widescreen by Carolyn Friedlander, Peppered Cottons, Grunge by Basic Gray, Kaffe Fassetts's Circles and Carpet.

And don't forget the value section.  This gray and white Sun Burst is sleeper on the screen but beautiful in person.

Have doubts about how the fabric will look and feel before purchasing? Christine offers FREE sample swatches (10 per month to US costumers and a nominal charge to ship internationally).  She sticks a label to the backside of each swatch so each is identified.

Clockwise are the following wide quilt backs:

I just purchased Robert Kaufman Kona White for a project I have in mind with a lot of negative space so piecing the background for the quilt top width will not be required either.  And, it feels just like the regular Kona except it's 108 inches wide!

Remember...1 Yard of Wide Backing = 2.5 Yards of 42" Wide Fabric

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Backside Fabrics has been generous to offer a $40 gift certificate to one lucky reader (the giveaway is being hosted on Cheryl's and my blogs so you only have to enter through one post).

To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below. (If you are reading this via e-mail, you will have to click the link to open the post on the Internet.)

a Rafflecopter giveaway The giveaway ends Sunday, November 20th, at 10pm Eastern Time and a random number generator will select the winner. Giveaway open to participants 18 years or older and international participants are welcome.

This has been a week of giveaways.  There's still time to enter the following giveaways:
  • Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 14 Winter 2016 edition and see my Hexie Flower Basket included in this issue.


  1. The Grunge backing fabric is lovely, I can see I will need to look carefully for something to go with those Liberty Lawn pieces that came in the mail yesterday.

  2. Think I entered. Love the wide fabrics.

  3. Christine is fantastic to work with; I'm excited that she's been working with you and Cheryl. :)

  4. I totally agree with you. I love wide backs and that Friedlander piece is wonderful!

  5. I love wide backs and it's good to see that there are more and more options with fun prints and textures!

  6. Thanks for mentioning that the Kona is the same as the regular Kona. That's definitely the way to go! Thanks for the giveaway, and the link to the backings. ginger_1 at aol dot com

  7. This is a great post . Very informative.

  8. I like to piece my backs but the extra wide backings sound very useful , particularly in the coordinating ranges

  9. I use wide backing fabricss to my quilts though this year I tried a scrappy backing in some of my runner to madke them reversible.

  10. I love wide backing!! It makes life so much easier.

  11. I'm a big believer in wide backs too.