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    cv quilter
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  • cv quilter
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    Re: Backing color suggestions please

    I agree with Karen and the others who think a multi color backing which echo the beautiful bright colors in the top. Definitely a multi color print of some sort.

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  • debluvsquilting
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    I have longarm quilted a couple of quilts for people with black backing. It picks up every bit of thread and lint - ugh!
    I think you should choose your favorite color block and use a backing color similar to that.

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  • Snip Snip
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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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  • Bubby
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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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  • Spiff
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  • Spiff
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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.

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  • easyquilts
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  • easyquilts
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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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  • Hulamoon
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    If your keeping it pick your favorite color. If giving it away use theirs.

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  • laura44
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  • laura44
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    I agree, pick out one of the bright colors and use the same
    as a binding.

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  • LizTheScot
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  • LizTheScot
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    Re: Backing color suggestions please

    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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  • Sylvia H
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  • Sylvia H
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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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  • JCY
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  • JCY
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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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  • pamyjoearl
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    Backing fabric

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  • grma33
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  • grma33
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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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  • DramaMama
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  • DramaMama
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    Re: Backing color suggestions please

    Backing fabric or background fabric for the quilt top?

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  • K. McEuen
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  • K. McEuen
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    Re: Backing color suggestions please

    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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