Choosing a Backing
I am making the yellow quilt kit featured on your Web site. I can't wait to finish!! The yellow is a great color. I have also made the green one and I have the blue kit featured in the Feb. 2007 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting. In none of the photos does it show what you use as a backing. Do you use the solid color or do you use some of your feedsack fabric? Just curious, because sometimes I spend a lot of time picking just the right one.
You make wonderful quilts! It is especially great that you share your authentic feed sack fabric.
Thanks for the nice compliments! Yes, I usually use vintage feed sack fabric for the backing on my feed sack quilts. It seems appropriate, and if I choose feed sacks with a rather loose weave, the quilt is wonderful to hand-quilt. However, if you can’t find two or more feed sacks to make a backing, you could also use reproduction 1930s fabric or, in March of this year, I will have a new line of “Mama’s Feed sacks” available. Those fabrics will be reproductions of vintage feed sacks and would be appropriate to use as backings.
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