When it comes to designing the back of your quilt, it takes quite a bit of our thought. Get piece by piece of each material for the front of your quilt is comparatively easier but for quilt backing, it is essential to note down a variety of stuff such as what are the best fabrics that could be used, how wide should it be, how should you make it etc.

What is a quilt back?

A quilt back is usually the last layer of a quilt sandwich. A quilt sandwich consists of the top layer that is the quilt top, the middle layer – batting and the bottom layer, i.e, backing. When we turn over the quilt, what we see is the quilt back or quilt lining.

Preferred sizes of a quilt back:

To make the back of your quilt, you can have large cutouts of coordinating fabric. These materials are cut out in the size of 44″ with wide quilting cotton. The common and the most regular is the 44″ quilting fabric and in this case, you can simply stitch down as many pieces as you would like to adjust with the length and breadth of your quilt back cover. 

On the other hand, there are also variations of 90″ and 108″ of quilting cotton. This is generally used to cover large back quilts and to fit this into your desired material, you won’t have to stitch down different fabrics to get the fit.

Fabrics used to make a quilt back:

The quilting cotton is the most famous fabric used to make a quilt back that could either be plain or have some pattern on it. Another great alternative is that you can as well make use of bedsheets to create your quilt back. Since they come in large sizes and are soft and pretty, they make up for a great deal in this case.

After designing your quilt back as per your likes, make sure to sandwich it with the middle and the top layer properly to hold it tight in its place. Machine quilters are no doubt a win but on the other hand, adhesive products and the traditional way of basting pull the game in the industry too.