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    Default Re: Sheets for backing

    I've used sheets, too. No problems.

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    Funny you should bring this up. I am at the lake, and always hit up the thrift stores. I got 4 fabulous sheets for backing some of the PICU quilts. They had a great feel to them, and will make great backs.
    Blankets wrap you in warmth, quilts wrap you in love

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    I've used sheets many times. Fabric is expensive these days and sheets are in very cool fabrics and being cotton and not wrinklely and the exact size for each size of bed...they work just fine. I have only heard that some say since they are a heavier cotton, it might be hard on the FMQ part of assembly. Wash the sheets a time or two to loosen them up a bit works great for me in that problem.

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    Default Re: Sheets for backing

    Maybe buying cheap cotton sheets is the answer.
    Last edited by Learner quilter; July 18th, 2013 at 07:10 PM.
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    I have used 300-count, 100% cotton sheets from Target with no problem. I just liked the way they feel; very soft!

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    If I were to use a sheet, I would make sure its 100% cotton. I wont sleep on sheets that have polyester in them and I don't want to quilt with them either.

    I like higher thread count for sleeping (800+)
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    I most always use sheets for a backing and have never had an issue with quilting or otherwise. I like Target's 300 thread count cotton sheets, very soft and easy to work with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xtcinla View Post
    Thank you so much for your comments. I've also heard that sheets with a higher thread count may be an issue because there are more threads for the needle to pierce and break and your quilt will be frayed after a while.

    I want to use a sheet not only because it is a single piece of fabric in the size/shape that I want, but also, I want to have that cool crisp feeling that you get from a sheet on the back side of my quilt.

    Now I'm torn, not sure what to do?
    I have used premium muslin that is 108 inches wide for my last 2 quilts. I like it because it has a nice soft feel to it. I can't remember how much it was, but it was very reasonable.
    Bec

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    I don't use sheets for my quilt backs. That being said, I know that there are some beautiful vintage sheets made from fine cotton that will work perfectly. My LAQer prefers that sheets not be used also. It's a matter of personal preference...how and who will be doing the quilting...etc. I don't like to disturb my LAQer..lol!

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    I took classes with embroidery designers Jenny Haskins and Simon Haskins, and some of their museum quality quilts are backed with sheets!

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