Friday, September 11, 2015

Binding the Pups


Ok...now this might be a bit much eh?  It's because my day to share isn't until October 6 so I can't show my progress.

Really, though...this is a good shot of the back, the fabric I chose to back my quilt with really hides the white Aurifil quilting...the texture is there though.  I keep petting it as I bind!!  :)

A little more info on the backing...it is a *gasp* sheet from Target.  I saw a post from Amanda that prodded me to give it a try and so far, I like it.  It quilted up beautifully and is incredibly soft.
I will admit to being a long tailed cat in a room of rocking chairs nervous about washing (it's a 60/40 blend) it but I will report back once that is done.  I have heard lots of pros and cons on using sheets for backs but have never personally tried it.  Can't beat the price, it was on sale and if I use both the fitted and flat sheet, that's 11 dollars a back.  Had to squeeze this one to make it fit though as the quilt is 88" x 66" and it is a flat twin sheet.

Am I crazy...or am I about to finish some of the many tops to donate that I have hanging around because I couldn't afford backing fabric??  Or both...

8 comments:

Carol said...

In the "olden days" I always used sheets on the back of my tied quilts and they worked just fine. I even made a twin quilt with sheets for the front and back. It lasted for over 20 years and was well used and washed many, many times. Can't wait to see your pups!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Wow....it's most definitely a gorgeous sheet. I love the design.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Wow....it's most definitely a gorgeous sheet. I love the design.

Patty D from NC said...

I loved the design on the backing fabric. I had no idea it was a sheet. I am interested to hear how this does with the wash. Looking forwarding to seeing the puppy side of the quilt.

StitchinByTheLake said...

My mother used sheets all the time - or muslin if she couldn't find a sheet on sale. And we all fought over her quilts. :) blessings, marlene

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

I like your sheet. Did you prewash it? I have used sheets before, things worked out well, better than the time I tried to use Cuddle Fleece.

Linda said...

I will have to run to Target today and check out the sheets. I was looking for backing fabric online last night but didn't order any. I love the gray and white design.

Helen Keyes said...

Love your fabric. I predict it will be a nice quilt. Look forward to the completion in the next post.
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