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    Default Which large size backing fabric is closet to Kona cotton?

    Anyone know which of the 108" backing fabrics is closest in feel to Kona cotton solids? I'm looking to back a 48x84" quilt and would really like to use one piece of fabric and not piece it but I'd like something similar in weight to the Kona I've used on the front.

    lol it's tough ordering certain things sight unseen. I like putting my hands on fabric.

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    Default Re: Which large size backing fabric is closet to Kona cotton?

    I've used Stonehenge wide backing, it is a nice weight like Kona.

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    Default Re: Which large size backing fabric is closet to Kona cotton?

    I use Stonehenge backing a lot too. I love it.

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    Default Re: Which large size backing fabric is closet to Kona cotton?

    All the Stonehenge on the site is like a marble print unless I'm missing something I don't see a plain solid there. The quilt is a pinwheel quilt made with black, white, and yellow in different prints. I really need either plain black or plain white for the backing, any sort of print/texture fabric isn't going to work.

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    Default Re: Which large size backing fabric is closet to Kona cotton?

    I get my wide black from Marshals dry goods. It's a similar weight.

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    Default Re: Which large size backing fabric is closet to Kona cotton?

    I think Moda makes Bella solids in a 60" width. Of course the colors available are limited. Hancocks of Paducah has white and ivory.

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    Default Re: Which large size backing fabric is closet to Kona cotton?

    I have used Connecting Threads wide backing several times.
    Recently all wide backing fabrics were 40% off for just one day. I went a bit crazy at that time.

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    Default Re: Which large size backing fabric is closet to Kona cotton?

    I just used wide solid Bella black that I bought from MSQC. I didn't compare it to anything else, but I was pretty happy with the weight and finish.

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    Default Re: Which large size backing fabric is closet to Kona cotton?

    Quote Originally Posted by Preeti View Post
    I have used Connecting Threads wide backing several times.
    Recently all wide backing fabrics were 40% off for just one day. I went a bit crazy at that time.
    So did I, package just arrived today. I like the feel and they have several choices.

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