When I first started quilting we generally used muslin for the back. The hand quilted double Irish chain I made for my sweetie and a few other quilts have muslin backs.
it didn’t take long before a change was made and using something related to the front became more of the common practice. Often a print that was part of the coordinating line.
A few years back one of my friends and now several of us started using pieced backs. And by pieced backs I mean using every scrap of fabric we have from the quilt to make the backing.
Now just about anything goes.
However the question came up in a recent conversation, “what makes a good quilt backing”?
What prints? Solids? Tonals?
What are your favorite backs?
What are you looking for when you go searching for a the perfect backing?
Has your backing fabric changed over time?
Let me know what you do.