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« on: June 18, 2010 01:04:41 PM »

Just a quick question - does it make more sense (economically) to buy 108'' backing, or more yardage of 45'' for larger projects?

 I have a pre-paid account in which 45'' bolts costs $4.95/yd at a local shop, but I've never priced the 108'' cotton/flannel before.

« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2010 01:06:49 PM »

I personally find 108 easier to use when doing a large quilt because I don't have to piece it.
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2010 04:29:34 PM »

honestly, it depends on the price of the backing, as well as your ultimate design for the quilt. I find it easier to work with, certainly, as I don't have to be quite as fastidious about my basting.
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2010 04:49:39 PM »

Alright - thanks guys- I hadn't even thought about the ease of using the larger cut of material at this point (..it's a friday, that's for sure. Smiley )
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