Oops, I did it again. I bought some fabric..in my defense, we have some quilt tops that need backing. I hit the “add to cart” a few too many times at Whittles Fabric. If you haven’t been to Whittles, let me just say that it’s my “go to” online place to shop especially for backing fabric. It’s usually only $5 a yard….all of these were only $5 a yard. Oh and shipping $5 no matter what I order. I can’t drive to town for that good of a deal.
If I am purchasing backing I typically just buy 6 yards. If I need more than 6 yards for the backing, I’ll just add a strip to make it a little wider. 6 is a good number for me.
The pretty green is for my Celtic Solstice quilt and the red and grayish backing piece with the blue flowers are for UFO’s. The navy piece is for a quilt that we are working on that will be coming out in Quiltmaker Magazine later this year.
It’s fun to see a great stack of fabric and dream of the quilts that will be making their way to the finish pile before long.
Thank goodness I’ve never figured a good way to count incoming fabric because this stack would have been 25 yards worth!!
I did use up some fabric this week for binding Kelli’s Scrappy Trips quilt. If you missed that, it’s here.
Used this Week: 1 yards
Used year to Date: 191.5 yards store bought + 48.5 Moda fabric + 67.5 yards of recycled fabric…
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Thanks for the “how much to buy” rule of thumb for backings.
Ahh, yes, Whittles! Fortunately for me, it’s just a little over 1 hour away. I probably spend more on the gas than you do on the shipping, but Mr. Whittle is one of the nicest dudes on the planet. But please don’t squeeze the fabric!!
Whittles is only 40 miles from me. They only take cash or check in the store. I buy 9 yards for backing my bed quilts, probably could get by with 8-8.5 yards. 3 yards is usually what I get for “HUG” quilts. Merry Christmas.
Thanks for introducing me to Whittles! They have great prices.
Yes, I agree! Thanks for introducing me to Whittles!
I love Whittles, too! Their grab bags of 10 Civil War fat quarters for 12 bucks is my downfall, LOL! By the way, Happy Belated Birthday and you picked out super nice fabrics.
I too love Whittles!
Ok, I am ready to jump in the car, head to Iowa ( not far) to,wheedle the green fabric from you. I have a quilt in my head after eating a bowl of honey dew melon and blueberries. Your green is perfect! Please tell me the collection it comes from. I can see it’s from Marcus. Enjoy your blog and your book reviews.
I love to go to Whittles! I just wish it wasn’t so far out in the middle of nowhere :( They have an awesome remnant table for 1.50/yd, and lots of designer fabric for 3 dollars/yard, and some of the best prices on layer cakes and charm packs.
Here’s a question: How do you piece your backs. Do you always try to make the straight grain of the fabric go along the length of the quilt? Would there be any problem with joining the fabric along the selvedge edges so that the crosswise grain would be along the length of the quilt? (Of course I would trim the selvedges off the seamed edge.) I am a new longarmer, and I was curious about this.