31 Day Blog Challenge and Quilt Backs

31 Day Blog Challenge–I’m IN!!

I decided to sign up for an interesting challenge for people who write blogs.

It’s a challenge hosted by Cheryl Sleboda –our challenge is to write one blog post every day in the month of December.

So, here’s my first posting for the month…. And, please visit the Blog Challenge Page to see what my quilt friends are up to on their blogs.

Making Quilt Backs

Making Quilt Backs isn’t terribly interesting to me or maybe I’m just a bit lazy.  I tend to default to buying wide back fabric because then I don’t have to sew seams AND they are a tremendous bargain!  Most of them measure 44 inches by 206 or 108 inches per yard.  Did you know that 1 yard of  wide back fabric is the equivalent of 2.5 yards of 44″ wide fabric?  I knew it was a bargain but recently I did the $$ math and WOW!  I buy my wide back fabric from Backside Fabrics.  [no affiliate link–just a happy customer] They have great quality.  Be aware that some wide fabric might have a low ‘thread count’.  But theirs always seems to be good quality quilters cotton.  I’ve even purchased some Moda Grunge™ from them and used it in piecing my tops.

Here’s my latest haul….bought with a lovely discount coupon for newsletter subscribers.


  • Kaffe Fassett Cotton Sateen Wide Quilt Backing Red Circles
  • Circle Play Wide Quilt Backing by Color Principle – Blue/Purple
  • Confetti Mosaic Extra Wide Tonga Batik Quilt Backing – Pinata


Need some quilt back design ideas?

Sometimes, when I piece a quilt back, I default to just piecing large leftover fabrics from the project and adding other coordinating color fabrics from my stash.  It might turn out to be interesting…or not…smile… Sneak preview–I’ll be releasing a new pattern in February or early March for a quilt top that also makes an easy and interesting modern backing.

In the meantime, here’s a link to a wonderful post on tips for making interesting quilt backs from Debbie of A Quilter’s Table!



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