Monday, May 1, 2017

KT May Special

108" Wide Quilt Backing

Do you have a couple quilt tops completed, ready to be quilted, but are procrastinating having to piece the backing? I love a pieced backing! When making the originals of my featured quilt for each fabric line, I ask my quilters to piece the backing with fabric from the collection. Most other quilts? We go for the easy fix - 108" wide quilt backing. It's the quickest way to send a quilt down the road to my machine quilter. And the best value.

Here's the breakdown: for a 72" x 84" lap quilt, you would need to buy 5 yards of 45" wide fabric and piece it lengthwise. That's about $55-60 for a quilt back. With 108" wide backing, your quilter can turn the lap quilt sideways, figuring the width plus 6" instead of the length. For this project, you would purchase 2 1/4 yds. (72" + 6") @ $17/yd. retail for a total of $38.25. Quite a savings! With our KT May Special, all backing fabric is 25% off for just $12.75 a yard. That is only $28.69 for backing for a lap size quilt! Woohoo! You save almost half over the cost of piecing 45" wide fabric.

Find KT 108" Wide Backing HERE.

In addition to saving money on your lap quilt backing, you'll have bonus leftovers perfect for a runner or two. By my estimate, that's free backing!

Here's a spectacular quilt from a KT fan ready to be quilted. She opted for 108" wide backing and saved a bundle. Her scrappy KT quilt is stunning in a picture. I'm sure it's even more amazing in person. Thanks for sharing!

The quilter who stopped by the store forgot to leave her name for me, but the pattern is "Oh My Gosh!" by Sue Garmen. Thanks for that info from several of you out there. 

She calls it the Oh My Gosh! quilt. I can see why!

Giveaway

Haven't tried 108" wide backing, or love it and want to win some? We're giving away a gift certificate for 1 yd. of KT 108" wide backing. Comment here to win. Winner posted May 8th.

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86 comments:

  1. I didn't even know KT was available in backings! Woohoo!

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  2. Very beautiful а quilt back, especially a thistle, and a good price!

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  3. I can always use backing material. Thanks for posting the savings of 108" fabric.

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  4. 108" wide backing is so useful, and Kansas Troubles fabric is always so lovely; they would make such a winning combination I can't resist throwing my name into the hat!

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  5. I love wide backings and would love to win a yard.

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  6. I have never used 108 wide backing. Would love to give it a try,

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  7. Beautiful quilt. I love 108" backing. In addition to the cost savings there are no "extra" seams on the back to contend with when quilting.

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  8. I have two KT quilts that need backing. I have never tried the wide backing and piecing the back is my least favorite part of quilt making. The fan quilt is beautiful!

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  9. I don't often find wide fabric for backing, but I really hate having to piece backs.

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  10. I really get stuck when it comes to backing a quilt when I need to piece it. 108" backing is wonderful!!

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  11. Makes sense on so many levels to use a wide backing.

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  12. Love not having to piece the backing - wide backing is the best!!

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  13. Wide backing is great when you need to get the quilt finished pronto! Otherwise, I like to use leftovers to piece a back, sometimes with regular yardage to get a good start.

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  14. Great special on 108" backing. It doesn't get any better than this: a sale and KT fabric. What a good way to start the week. I love using the wide backings. Thanks

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  15. I love using 108" wide-backing. I think it makes the quilt look more "finished" than a pieced backing.

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  16. I use wide backing whenever I can! Thanks you for offering a chance to win!

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  17. Extra wide backing makes basting my quilt so much easier as well as economical. No need to worry about the pieced seams staying straight or centred. And having co-ordinating Kansas Troubles backing is even better!

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  18. I much prefer wide backing fabric, but there isn't much selection around me. I find it difficult to purchase online because of color distortion. Thankfully designers like you are adding wide backings to their collections so I know they will coordinate with my project.

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  19. What a beautiful quilt...thank you for the chance to win! Still in love with your Oak Haven.....so me!

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  20. So nice to know you have 108" backings. I use a lot of KT fabric and many queen and king size quilts I have made and have yet to make. Love saving a little money.

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  21. Love your quilt. Thanks for the great giveaway. And no I have never tried wide backing fabric.

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  22. Beautiful quilt! I tend to opt for the 108 wide backing. The last quilt store in our small town just closed last week. Most of my shopping will be on line from now on.

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  23. Beautiful quilt! I tend to opt for the 108 wide backing. The last quilt store in our small town just closed last week. Most of my shopping will be on line from now on.

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  24. I love 108" wide backing! I use it whenever I can.

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  25. Wide backing is great.

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  26. OMGosh, I'm so excited about this. I would love to try a backing that I don't have to piece. Thanks for the offer to try some.

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  27. I love 108 wide backing. I also would love to win some. I have a Bee's in Bloom collection of yours just waiting to be made into a quilt, but I don't have appropriate backing for it. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  28. I would love to win some KT wide backing! I save all my scraps, so I am sure I could have a few bonus projects with wide backing...

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  29. I only use wide backing now on both queen and king sized quilts. For me, when I get to the back, the last thing that I want to do is piece the back as well. Thanks for this chance!!

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  30. Thank for your opportunity to win KT wide backing. I should be very nice to win this price

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  31. I really dislike piecing backings so a wide backing would be wonderful.

    Charlotte

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  32. I would love to purchase some wide backing especially KT fabric! I'm having trouble with the cart though. The price shows $8.45/ per half yard which I think is your regular price. Is there a coupon code to enter to get the $12.45 per yard price?

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  33. I enjoy using the wide backing on quilts. In fact, I have a KT fabric quilt that needs a backing. What a deal.

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  34. I love wide backings, and so does my longarm quilter!

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  35. I haven't tried wide backings yet but I would like to.

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  36. Here we usually use wide backing on quilts.I think all my quilts had been made with wide backing.Thanks for the chance!

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  37. Love wide backs (not mine of course...lol)

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  38. An appropriate name for that beautiful quilt. So many meanings could be given to it. Thanks for the measurements on the backings. When buying the top's fabric I sometimes see a fabric I would like for the back & spend more time trying to figure out "how much?"

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  39. KTQ wide backing is my favorite since most of my projects are completed in KTQ fabric.

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  40. I've never tried wide backing but would love to. I hate piecing the backings. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  41. I've never tried 108" and am just finishing up a king-sized quilt...would love to win this!

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  42. I've used wide backing a few times and it was so easy and no seams on the back for the quilter! I would love to have some of your beautiful fabric in a wide width. Thanks for the chance!

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  43. I love to use wide backing. Could always use some. Thanks for the chance to win some!

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  44. Many times I piece my backs. But, I do like to use 108 wide backs also. They do save you money and time.

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  45. Thanks for doing the math. I have done both methods. The 108 is simpler. I have also used 108 for the large center piece of a bed skirt when I make a matching bed skirt for my bed quilts.

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  46. WOW! Didn't realize KT had wide quilt backs! (Should I admit that?). Thanks for the giveaway!

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  47. I prefer to buy the wide backing fabrics for my quilts. I love the KT small check backings, as they show off the machine quilting nicely.

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  48. Thank you for doing the math for us and for the great advice on wide back fabric!

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  49. Haven't used 108 backing yet but your fabrics are gorgeous and I would love to try with them! Happy May!

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  50. I have never used wide backing because I primarily do small quilts. I had not thought of the cost savings in using it for a lap size. I would love to give it a try!

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  51. I've always wanted to make Sue Garman's Omigosh quilt--this one done in KT fabrics is fabulous! Love wide backs--makes the process so much easier!

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  52. I usually piece my backings, and use up as much fabric from the front that I can. But I don't like the process, so using the wide backings has a lot of appeal!! Thanks for a chance to win.

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  53. I wasn't aware KT had wide backings! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  54. I often choose to piece my backings because I can't find a wide that I like. Love these backings!!! Thanks for the chance to win. You and KT are the best.

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  55. I rarely use a 108 wide backing because I like a scrappy pieced look. But your math works for me!

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  56. Thanks for sharing a neat giveaway!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  57. As a long arm quilter, I love wide backs. No seams to get in the way.

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  58. I have not tried the wide backings, but it makes sense to use them.

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  59. I give away almost all the quilts I make so I am always behind. My skills aren't so great at putting pieced backings in the perfect position so the wide backings are fabulous for me in time and positioning!

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  60. Kansas Troubles fabric at 108" for backing? Fantastic! Love the chance to try a bit of it.

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  61. I have used wide backing, depending on my mood. I like the ease but until recently I haven't been very happy with the quality and patterns available in the wide backing. But "the times they are a'changin",so I'm excited. Thanks.

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  62. I haven't used a wide backing in quite awhile. Maybe it's time to try it again.

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  63. Oh My Gosh! is the perfect name for the gorgeous quilt! I haven't used wide backing yet...would love to give it a try!

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  64. I love wide backs! They make the quilting process so much easier. I would love to win a yard. Thank you for your generosity.

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  65. Wide backs are the way to go in my book! Simple & always coordinated. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  66. Wow, so great to hear that you offer KT backing fabric! If memory serves me correctly, I have used a 108" backing one time. I tend to be a lazy quilter when it comes to the end of it all, and would like to not have to piece a back. But I love the look of a pieced back. Thank you for the giveaway. :)

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  67. I love to use wide backings for they are so easy, and I love it when customers bring me wide backings for then I don't have to worry about how they are pieced. Just makes life so much easier.

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  68. I've never used a wide backing but I'd love to try it out.

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  69. Have only used a wide backing once. Mainly because the fabric choices are so limited. Great to hear KT has backing fabric. I will be looking to use it in future projects.

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  70. I've been seeing more variety in wide backings & would love to try it sometime. Thanks for the chance to win a yard of it.

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  71. I have never tried a large backing, but I am tired of seaming the back. The fabric I have looked at was never the quality I wanted to use, even for the backing.

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  72. OMG! I have been dying to try some wide backing...but truthfully never found any that I liked. I'm ordering the purple KT backing today!!!!! jmh

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  73. I've not tried wide backing fabric, but would love to.

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  74. I have the KT (Sweet Pea fabrics) Heirloom Kansas City Star BOM kit from the FatQuarter Shop BOM.
    I NEED backing for this quilt. The pattern book says I need 10 yards as the quilt is 109 1/2" square!
    The wide backing would not work for this quilt, but I would love to hear when you have any of your fabrics on SALE, as I need 10 yards!!! Thank you.

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  75. Just tonight at a quilt class, several of us were commenting about the lack of wide backings since our favorite quilt shop closed.
    So many shops have such a limited choice, if any! I'll be forwarding news about your beautiful fabrics and sale!

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  76. I LOVE the wide backings! I am never really happy with the "seam down the middle"! I wish the designers would design a backing for every new fabric collection.

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  77. I would love to try the wide backing! I have several quilt tops made up in Kansas Troubles fabrics waiting to be quilted!

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  78. I would love to win a KT wide backing for my Blockheads quilt that I am doing out of my Kansas Troubles stash!

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  79. After reading about the wide back sale, I got to thinking that I could save money on the backing for two baby quilts by laying them two-up. I'm going to be a great-aunt twice this year! Thanks for breaking down the savings with a wide back!

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  80. I am looking to try wide backings, so would love to win a yard.

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  81. The backing would go great with any of my projects I have going made, mostly with Kansas troubles fabric.

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  82. I would love to win some wide backing. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

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  83. I've never tried 108" backing. Its on my To Do list for "sometime". I wish sometime would hurry up and get here.

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  84. This would make my decisions so much easier. I can't find backing I like and these are good choices! Thanks for the giveaway!

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