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    Backing color suggestions please

    Since I am fairly new to quilting, I am color challenged when trying to pick backing for my quilts. Sometimes it is easy, but this time I'm not real sure. I am making this using the Falling Charms pattern & Carnival Charm pack by Island Batiks and a black jelly roll. My husband says to use solid black on the back, but I'm not too sure. Any suggestions? Thank you in advance.
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    if your trying to shadow the black won`t show your shadow
    how about a lite grey
    Gale

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      You have plenty of black in the quilt top. You could use black for the quilt back, but or should I say BUT black tends to pick up any loose lint you might have in your house and you would constantly be picking stuff off your quilt. I love the bright colors of your squares and I would probably got foe some multi-colored, print that would draw all of those colors out for a fabulous surprise when you looked at the back of the quilt.
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        Backing fabric or background fabric for the quilt top?
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          Re: Backing color suggestions please

          Originally posted by grma33 View Post
          if your trying to shadow the black won`t show your shadow
          how about a lite grey
          Gale
          sorry didn`t read backing thought it said background

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            Backing fabric

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              #7
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              You could use any color you want or even a printed fabric. Skip the black for the back. How about the yellow or the orange? You could bind the edges with the same color.

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                #8
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                I second Karen's suggestion of finding a multi-colored fabric for the backing. It could be black with swirls of all the other colors.
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                  Originally posted by K. McEuen View Post
                  You have plenty of black in the quilt top. You could use black for the quilt back, but or should I say BUT black tends to pick up any loose lint you might have in your house and you would constantly be picking stuff off your quilt. I love the bright colors of your squares and I would probably got foe some multi-colored, print that would draw all of those colors out for a fabulous surprise when you looked at the back of the quilt.
                  I agree, multi-colored / patterned backing - I'm thinking some kind of scribbles/swirls/confetti effect to contrast with the straight lines on the front. And the same fabric as binding could pull everything together. For sure, a solid black backing would be very unforgiving in a household with lint, pets etc....
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                    #10
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                    I agree, pick out one of the bright colors and use the same
                    as a binding.

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                      #11
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                      If your keeping it pick your favorite color. If giving it away use theirs.
                      🌺 Lorie

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                        #12
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                        I'd look for a print that included some of the colors on the top... I think that would tie it all together..


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                          #13
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                          I generally try to go with a print for my back. I have found that a solid color is not very forgiving with my beginning quilting skills but on a print any "oops" are much less noticeable.
                          Debbie

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                            #14
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                            I would use any bright color for backing. You could really go wild with it. I think a black backing would be a little too much black.
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                              #15
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                              How about black with white polka dots? Would be a nice surprising contrast for all the bright colors.

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