Quilt Back Gallery
My absolute favorite backing for a quilt is soft minky fabric. The only problem with this is it is very expensive. One way I get around the price is with coupons (I am a coupon queen and can alway find a 40% off coupon if I am in a tight squeeze. JoAnn’s and Hobby Lobby alway have one online and email them to me regularly). The other way I get around this is using my scraps and fabric stash to make an improvisational back. I have no specific way to do this because let’s face it, improvisational quilting is ruleless. In general, I buy enough fabric to cover the length of the quilt plus 8”. Meaning, if I have a quilt that measures 68″ x 68″ I buy 76″ of fabric. Using the width of fabric (salvage to salvage) as 41″, the piece of fabric I have is 41″ x 76″. I know I need to make something to fill the space of 36″ x 76″. When the two are sewn together (41” + 35”) you will have 76.5” x 78” something a long-arm quilter would be happy to deal with since they like the quilt back to be 4” larger than the quilt top on all sides.