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Frugal Quilt Backing Ideas

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Making quilts has often been in part about frugality and using up fabric and clothing, so saving money on the backing fits right into that tradition. This is a guide about frugal quilt backing ideas.


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October 18, 2007

I just recently learned to quilt and for the backing of the quilt, I used a king size sheet for my queen sized bed. I wanted a solid color and didn't want to spend $4 a yard when I could get a sheet at Walmart for $5 and get the color I wanted. I then tied it and put a binding on it and my quilt was done.

My DD did a twin quilt the same way with a double sheet. I think the only way you would have to use actual "bolt material" is if you did a quilt larger than a king, because a king flat sheet has a little over an inch of folded over material.

By Dahart from Durango, CO

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By 0 found this helpful
November 30, 2005

I make many quilts for charities, as well as for other gifts. The perfect backing is a sheet. Twin size is the right size for the quilts our church makes for charities. Or you can buy a larger one on sale and use the extra for part of the pattern on the top of the quilt. I find twin sheets as low as $3.00 and they are a nice quality.

By Marlene from Larimore, ND

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