10 Fun Reasons to Buy Wideback Fabric

Wideback quilting fabric is usually the fabric on the bottom layer of the quilt sandwich, as you will see below there are numerous other ways to utilize this awesome fabric choice! These fabrics range in different fabric widths and from different fabrics types. These widleback fabrics are specially designed for backing your quilts and do not require a seam in the back of your quilt backing.

1. Make Binding

How fantastic to use 108” or even 120” wide fabric for your binding?!
You have long pieces to sew on with fewer seams to give you problems at the corners of your quilt.

Shop all cotton wideback fabrics HERE

Quilt Binding using Quilt Backing Fabric Canada
Boys under Duvet Cover | Flannel Quilt Backing Canada

2. Piece a Duvet Cover

Have a plain duvet laying around? Take 2 pieces of your favourite wideback fabric and make a duvet cover with lovely snaps or ribbons at one end.

Pick your perfect cotton wideback colour HERE

3. Back Your Flimsy Quilt Top

Have you read our “Love Your Longarmer” newsletters? Use widebacks and your longarmer will love you back. No seams, they lay flat and they look fantastic on your quilt!!
We have so many wideback fabrics to choose from Click HERE for all the wideback fabrics including COTTON, FLANNEL, FIRESIDE, BATIK 

4. Make a Table Cloth

Measure your table.
Cut your fabric to the width you need, and sew a fancy finishing stitch around the outside: VOILA - you have a fancy-pants table cloth.
Take a look at all the wideback fabrics available HERE.

5. Make a Quilted Tablecloth or Table Runner

Is your dining room table longer than most?
Quilt a table runner with the custom measurements for your table.
An even better idea for day-to-day use is to have your longarmer (or do it yourself on your domestic machine) quilt 2 pieces together and add an elastic around the outside so the ‘quilt’ will fit on your table for everyday use. The best part? You have just created a reversible tablecloth!

6. Make Curtains

Need curtains and can’t find any that go with your decor?
NO PROBLEM!
Widebacks to the rescue!
Add a simple seam and add a curtain rod…. BOOM - curtains just for you!
Find Cotton Wideback Fabrics HERE

Wideback Fabric as Curtains | Floral Quilting Fabric Canada
Cotton Quilt Backing | Wide back Quilt Back

7. Make Matching Cushions or Chair Coverings

Recover or make matching cushions or chair coverings to match your new bedding or table runners or for your special event!

8. Quilt a Wholecloth Quilt 

Make a reversible whole cloth quilt with 2 different widebacks, or make one that matches on both sides. Either way, add your favourite batting and quilting pattern and you have yourself an original snuggle quilt!
We have a selction of pre-printed wholecloth quilts ready for your finishing touch! Click HERE

Quilted Cotton Wideback shown on Gammill Longarm
Quilt being sewn with Sewing machine | Flannel Backing for Quilt Canada

9. Use for Piecing!

Tired of the price of yardage? Wideback fabric comes in at a very economical price point AND it is often the same design as much of the yardage sold. FYI: 1/4 meter of wideback fabric goes a long way. There are 1080 sq inches in 1/4 meter of 108” wideback!!

10. Bedskirt

So pretty and so many colour choices! Add a bedskirt to any boxspring to compliment your room decor and quilt top! A bed skirt helps hide away the dust bunnies and those unsightly legs!
We have a selction of cotton wideback fabrics perfect to fit your bedroom decor. Click HERE 

Best Quilt Backing Fabric | Quilt Backing Fabric Canada