Wednesday, November 4, 2009
DWR Backing Found in my Stash
After measuring my quilt top last night, I got to worrying about the batting. I typically use Warm & Natural in my quilt tops, but when I buy it by the yard, it's only 90" wide. My quilt measures approximately 94" x 104" - so I'm going to have to buy a king batt. I'm currently leaning toward Quilters Dream Cotton - Request.
That got me worrying about the backing. I called the LQS to check to see how wide the backing are - and shoot I can't remember now - but I did validate that even the narrowest wide backing (is that an oxymoron?) will be wide enough. The bolt sale lasts through Saturday, so I can get the backing on sale.
That was this morning early. Fast forward to about an hour ago and a flash of inspiration struck me. About a year ago I bought a bolt of 60" wide 100% cotton shirting for next to nothing. I pulled it out looked at it and decided that it would be perfect for my backing. Although I'm not looking forward to seaming the backing, I can take comfort in that it is fabric out of my stash and no additional purchase was needed.
Since I was on a roll, I pulled out my thread box and found both a partially used and a brand new spool of thread. The color is Camel. Since I really like this color, and would hate to run out of it before the quilting is complete, the next time thread goes on sale, I'm going to buy at least one maybe two spools of it.
I might just have this quilt on the frame by this time next week. Still have to finish seaming the 4-patches. I'm not sure what I did this evening, but it wasn't a whole lot of piecing.