My favorite challenge lately when making quilts is to add some fun character to the backing. No more plain boring backs on your quilts! Here are a few new quilt backing ideas for you to consider. This is the quilt backing for my Flowering Snowball Quilt
How to make backing fabric to fit your quilt, when it doesn't. John Flyn's method with diagrams. DO use a seam, make sure to take the selvages off, and press the seam open. I long arm quilt and love it because the seam isn't in the same place as I roll!
This is ingenious! John Flynn's Diagonal backing calculator helps to minimize the amount of fabric needed for your quilt backing. (Flynn was a bridge-building engineer before he became a quilter, and you can tell it from his great tricks.