We'll go over this in more detail later, but here's the short version: you CAN USE BED SHEETS FOR QUILT BACKS! There are several clear advantages to this: There will be no sewing a quilt back together! This is the finest advantage—you only need to buy a sheet large enough to back your quilt and you won't have to put it together! Also, because bed sheets are already cut into regular sizes (rather than custom sizes for each quilt), getting a good fit is easy. Finally, there's no risk of shrinking or stretching out of shape - once a sheet has been used as a quilt back it can never be reused.
There are also some disadvantages to using bed sheets for quilts backs: They tend to be less durable than other options, especially if you plan to wash them regularly. Sheets are thin materials so they're not very strong. They look nice, but might not be appropriate for all types of quilts.
The main thing to remember when choosing whether to use a bed sheet or not is that whatever you do, don't use old T-shirts! Old T-shirts have too much stretch and shrink when washed, which will cause major problems for your quilt.
Also, please read about our guidelines for quilt backs later in this article.
Quilts can be produced or given to commemorate significant life events such as marriage, the birth of a child, the departure of a family member, or graduations. Modern quilts can be utilized as wall hangings, table runners, or tablecloths in addition to bedding.
Traditional quilts were used to protect people from the elements during winter months. They also were used as blankets to keep warm during cold weather. Today, modern equivalents are made with more durable materials than traditional quilts.
Some people make quilts as a hobby while others may use them to provide warmth and comfort to those in need. No matter what your reason is for making quilts, it's clear that they have many uses more than just bedding.
Quilts are an excellent way to add color and texture to your bedroom. It's simple to put it on the bed, but if you want it to appear extra neat, tuck it into the sides and bottom. This makes the quilt look more complete and gives it a used-to-be-new feel at the same time.
Should you fold it up? That all depends on how you like your beds made. If you pull out the metal frames that hold the mattress up, then you can fold the quilt over them if you want to save space when not using it. Otherwise, leave it extended so guests feel comfortable pulling their blankets over themselves every night.
Does your quilt have buttons? If so, are they velvet or plastic? Buttons add to the charm of a vintage quilt and make it unique. If you don't like the look of buttons, no problem; just skip them!
What kind of thread is used to sew it together? Quilters use different threads for hand sewing and machine stitching because the fabric will not stretch when sewn with a high-stretch thread such as cotton. Hand-sewn quilts are permanent fixtures in any home that love quilts, so go ahead and get creative!