9 Quilt Backing Ideas – From Super Simple to Super Scrappy!

So you’ve finished that beautiful quilt top! Yeah! But now you need a back for your quilt sandwich so you can get everything quilted, bound, and finished!

Duvet Covers & Sheets as Quilt Backing

I tend to gravitate towards duvet covers because they have two sides to them so when you cut them apart you have two different pieces of fabric – two quilt backs!

Simply put your piece together two or three pieces of the same fabric to create one large piece of fabric for your quilt back.

Simple Pieced Quilt Back from One Fabric


So you can choose to divide the backing in two and do one half in one print or color and one in another.

Two-Tone Fabric Quilt Backing

I really like using fleece for quilt backs. It is easy to work with and it makes quilts extra cuddly and soft.

Fleece Quilt Backing

I really like this way of making a quilt back. It’s a fun way to use leftover fabric, fat quarters, and other larger pieces of fabric.

Pieced Stashbuster Quilt Backing

You can do this with leftover blocks from other quilts or workshops, you can use a single stripe of fabric, or you can use a scrappy pieced stripe.

Scrappy Strip Quilt Back Extension

This essentially equates to making a second quilt top specifically for the back using blocks as the method for piecing and arranging your layout.

Block-Based Scrappy Quilt Back

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