You’ll Love Our 60″ Wide Backings! Here’s Why…

60inchBacksCollageIf you haven’t tried our 60″ WIDE QUILT BACKS yet, you’re in for a treat!  Why 60″? We’ve found it to be the perfect width for lots of situations:

  • Back quilts and wall hangings to 50″ wide with a single length.
  • Back quilts up to approximately 110″ wide by simply piecing two lengths of backing with a single center seam. (Diagram below)
  • Simplify the process of sewing round tablecloths!
  • And because it’s printed on the same fine quality fabric as our 45″ prints, the 60″ yardage can be used on the front of the quilt as well as the back!
  • You’ll love it for easy home décor accents to coordinate with your quilt design, from window coverings to duvet covers, shams and other bedding.

We’re sure you’ll discover your own favorite uses for this versatile, economical alternative to the full 108″ width.  And, we’ve just added three new backings to coordinate with upcoming BOM programs CONESTOGA CROSSING by Pam Buda, and GTKH: Getting to Know Hue, by Nancy Rink.


To join two 60″ widths, we recommend using a seam allowance of ½” to 1″, and pressing the seam open. You can also join using an overlapping seam, sewing down the length, close to both edges of the fabric.

Sew a Quick Tablecloth with Paula Barnes!

Paula Barnes recently shared her quick tablecloth project, and we had to share it with you…give it a try!

“I was so excited this week to receive our 108” wide backing fabric from my new FREEDOM RINGS line. It features a cream background with tan stars or a tan background with navy stars.

To make a quick tablecloth from this or any other Marcus quilt back fabric, measure the width of your table and add 24½”. My table is 36” x 73” so after adding 24½” I need a piece that is 60 1/2” x 97½”. Serge the edges and turn under ¼” and stitch in place. That’s it … for 1¾ yards of wide with quilt back fabric, I have a really cute tablecloth.”
Thanks, Paula ; )
(Editor’s Note:  See our Creataive Uses for 108″ Fabrics)