108" Wide Quilt BackingDo 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!|