Quilt Backings

Quilt Backings

Put the finishing touch to your homemade quilt, blanket or other quilted object with these stunning quilt backings from Spotlight. Quilt backing is sold by the metre but is wider than most standard fabrics, meaning you will not have unsightly seams showing in your finished work.

Choose from simple plain quilt backings or go for a colourful contrast with some of the stunning designs on offer. Also included in the range are various types of quilt binding which are ideal for finishing off the edges with a neat and professional looking effect.

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  •   Wide Width Prima Homespun

    Wide Width Prima Homespun

    Homespun fabric is cotton fabric that is woven in style. The Wide Width Prima Homespun will add a stylish touch to your next sewing or quilting project that requires a dash of creativity. This homespun fabric will bring an amazing look on your craft projects. Spotlight has diverse of fabrics to comp...

    Was: $22.99

    Now: $16.09


  •   Multi Spot Quilt Backing

    Multi Spot Quilt Backing

    The Multi Spot Quilt Backing will add a stylish touch to your next sewing or quilting project that requires a dash of creativity. With this quilt backing, you can make a wonderful back of your quilt. This Multi Spot Quilt Backing features a quality material, perfect to add elegance to your quilt. Co...

    Was: $24.99

    Now: $17.49


  • Floral Quilt Backing

    Floral Quilt Backing

    Feel inspired with your next sewing, quilting or decorative project and incorporate the stunning Floral Quilt Backing for a creative touch.

    Reg: $10.00 per metre


  •   Huge Floral Quilt Backing

    Huge Floral Quilt Backing

    The Flutter Quilt Backing features a stylish design and is a must-have essential for your quilting projects.

    Was: $34.99

    Now: $24.49



  • Butterfly Lacquer Quilt Backing

    Butterfly Lacquer Quilt Backing

    The Butterfly Lacquer Quilt Backing is a must-have for any quilting enthusiast! An essential for most quilting creations, quilt backing provides durability and enhances the appearance of your designs. Shop the complete range of quilting accessories online.

    Reg: $14.00 per metre


  • Quilt Backing Fabric

    Quilt Backing Fabric

    The Quilt Backing Fabric is a must-have for any quilting enthusiast! An essential for most quilting creations, quilt backing provides durability and enhances the appearance of your designs. Shop the complete range of quilting accessories online.

    Reg: $14.00 per metre


  •   Butterfly Cheater Quilt Backing

    Butterfly Cheater Quilt Backing

    The Butterfly Cheater Quilt Backing is a must-have for any quilting enthusiast! An essential for most quilting creations, quilt backing provides durability and enhances the appearance of your designs. Shop the complete range of quilting accessories online.

    Was: $34.99

    Now: $24.49


  •   Quilt Backing Mosaic

    Quilt Backing Mosaic

    Mosaic design, simple, fun and definitely tantalizing that will suit any theme you have in mind. This Quilt Backing Mosaic features evergreen colours to suit your home, adding the comfort feature to your quilting projects. So take your pick and sew away.

    Was: $34.99

    Now: $24.49



  •   Quilt Backing Trident

    Quilt Backing Trident

    This astounding Quilt Backing Trident is definitely the quilting fabric that you are looking for. Embed this beautiful design and unparalleled comfort to your sew projects, take your pick on the colour that you fancy to well suit your theme and sew away.

    Was: $29.99

    Now: $20.99


  •   Quilt Backing Trident Tne/Tne

    Quilt Backing Trident Tne/Tne

    This astonishing Quilt Backing Trident Tne/Tne is the perfect quilting fabric that you are looking for. Add this lovely design and comfortable piece to your sew projects, take your pick on the colour that you fancy to well suit your theme and sew away.

    Was: $29.99

    Now: $20.99


  •   Studio E Backing Potpourri

    Studio E Backing Potpourri

    Soft, smooth and perfect for your next delicate sew projects. This Studio E Backing Potpourri is made with style and elegance in mind, with poise designs to choose from, sew away with us today!

    Was: $44.99

    Now: $31.49


  •   Studio E Backing Potpourri

    Studio E Backing Potpourri

    Soft, smooth and perfect for your next delicate sew projects. This Studio E Backing Potpourri is made with style and elegance in mind, with poise designs to choose from, sew away with us today!

    Was: $44.99

    Now: $31.49


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Can I purchase printed quilting fabrics at Spotlight?

Yes, you can. As well as a huge collection of printed fabrics available by the metre, this range also includes several stunning panels in varying sizes, which can form the centrepiece of your quilt, bedspread or wall hanging. In addition, we have a large stock of printed quilting fabrics in pre-cut fat flats and jelly rolls, so whatever your next project, you will be able to find the right printed quilting fabric for it here at Spotlight.

How should I select my printed quilting fabric?

As a rule, you should gather together fabrics that complement each other rather than clashing colours. Apart from that, there are no hard and fast rules although most quilts are made up from a combination of plain and printed fabrics. Printed fabrics are best used with designs of varying sizes, to avoid the quilt looking too bland when finished. Of course, you can also mix in stripes and geometric designs as well as florals.

How much fabric will I need for my project?

Depending on how intricate your individual pieces of material are, you will need to allow between 10% and 25% of the material for seam allowances and wastage. For this reason, buying strips or fat flats will mean that there is less waste when working on small items, but for larger quilted projects such as blankets or bedspreads, you may be better off buying material by the metre and cutting that to your required size. Experienced quilters never throw away usable remnants but keep them in a “stash”, ready for future projects!

How will I know which printed fabrics work together?

It can seem daunting, when first starting with quilting, to know which s=colours and patterns to select together. There are several ways around this, including buying a quilting kit in a design you like which already has the necessary materials included, or browsing through magazines or pattern books (see our delightful quilting books here at Spotlight) until you have found a look you like and copying the styles of materials used. For certain things, like seasonal items for Christmas, Easter or even Halloween, colour is the most important. Combine reds, gold, green and cream for a traditional Christmas look, or combine yellow and white with a splash of lime green and florals for a typical Easter design.

Alternatively, you can achieve a very restful look if you go for many patterns in the same colour, especially if you opt for soft pastel tones such as mint, pink or lilac. Try to limit your choice of patterns to one or two large -scale patterns and three or four smaller patterns to tone in with the colours of your main pattern, and you will soon have a wonderful effect. Give some thought to adding a border too, to complete your design in style.

Can I purchase quilt backing fabric at Spotlight?

Yes, you can. Quilt backing is sold by the metre but is wider than most standard fabrics, meaning you will not have unsightly seams showing in your finished work. Here at Spotlight, you can choose from simple plain quilt backings in white, natural or a range of colours, or go for a colourful contrast with some of the stunning designs on offer.

What should I consider when choosing quilt backing fabric?

When deciding what fabric to use as backing for your quilt, it is important to consider how often the back is likely to be visible. There is little point in spending money on a beautiful co-ordinated backing for a quilted wall hanging, for instance, as this is not likely to be seen by anyone. You may as well use a plain fabric. For some items, such as cot quilts or quilted blankets, a matching, contrasting or colour coordinated quilt backing is a good idea, as the quilt may often be flipped over showing part of its backing fabric.

How wide is quilt backing?

Quilt backing is generally much wider than normal fabrics, which means you don’t have to worry about unsightly seams on the back of your quilt. Not all fabrics are the same width, but generally they vary between 250 cm (98 inch) and 280 cm (110 inch) approximately, which means they are wide enough to accommodate even a Queen size or Super King size quilt.

What else should I know about quilt backing?

If possible, make sure that the fabric you use for your quilt backing is similar to that of the front. This makes laundering the quilt much easier, and reduces the danger of the front and the back shrinking at different rates, which can cause your quilt to twist awkwardly. If in doubt, it is a good idea to make sure that both the quilt backing and the fabrics you use for the front of the quilt are washed before you start sewing your project.

What if I can’t find quilt backing I like; can I use other fabric?

Yes, you can. If you cannot find extra wide quilt backing that matches your quilt, you can buy any other quilting cotton to sew together and make it big enough for your quilt. If you are sewing regular width fabric together for the back, rather than making just one seam down the centre of the back of your quilt, it is best to put one full width of the fabric down the centre and add two narrower widths down each side as shown below. If you can match the pattern, that will create the best effect.

Does Spotlight sell other quilting products too?

Yes, Spotlight sells the full range of equipment, tools, gadgets and accessories needed to complete quilted projects of all types and sizes, both machine quilted and hand quilted. We also have a huge range of quilting fabrics by the metre, as well as beautifully coordinated fat flats, binding and wadding, batting and lining fabrics.

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