Often the background fabric will be a light solid or tone-on-tone fabric.  These types of fabrics allow the colorful pieced design to stand out.  Most patterns that you purchase assume that you will use the lightest fabric for the background. Darker fabric backgrounds aren’t as popular but can also accentuate the pieced pattern.  The more… Continue reading Background


Muslin is used as the backing fabric.

The backing is the fabric that goes on the back of the quilt – easy!   Since most cotton fabrics are 44/45″ (not wide enough to cover most full sized quilts), backs usually have to be pieced.  Sometimes all of the same fabric gets placed on the back while other backs will be made from… Continue reading Backing