As a custom sewing studio, I give my clients the choice of backing materials for most projects.
For t shirt quilts, my oldest option was polar fleece. Now there are many choices within that – non-pill fleece, luxe fleece. The advantages of fleece is that it is fairly lightweight. One fleece that has been popular with local customers is Luxe Fleece found at Joanns. It’s a high quality fleece, that is dense and cozy. This denim quilt has a foldover binding which can be done in many cases when there is enough fabric to do so.
It’s also possible to use a backing with a design. Here is a denim quilt with a plaid polar fleece backing.
Sweatshirt fleece was very popular. It can be a good choice for people who live in warmer climates. Most sweatshirts are a cotton/polyester blend. I have a good source for a 100% cotton sweatshirt fleece in navy.
The most popular backing, currently, is minky. You can explore minky fabric here. You can sort by color or design.
Minky dot is very popular for younger kids and the baby clothes blankets. And I receive a lot of blankets to cut up that are minky dot and they are in great condition. So it must wear well!
Minky dot is not only for kids’ blankets. It is used for adult blankets too.
There are many more minky options. One that is very popular is minky hide. It comes in a variety of colors, is super soft and is fairly thick and heavy.
There are many options with embossed designs or raised designs. I think these designs add an element of elegance to a t shirt quilt.
There are more options. You may have something in mind or want to explore on your own. It starts with a conversation! If you are overwhelmed, I will guide you!