Best Backing Fabrics For Tufting

Rug tufting is a great way to add an extra layer of texture and dimension to a room, also it could become a very fun hobby that can generate an income. The right backing fabric for rug tufting can make all the difference in your project. In this article, we’ll explore the best backing fabrics for tufting rugs in terms of durability, strength, and cost. We’ll also look at the advantages and disadvantages of each fabric and how to choose the right one for your project.


What is the secondary backing fabric used for?

To protect the back side where the sealed yarn is located, we use the secondary fabric. It can be used any flexible fabric but the popular ones are:

  • Felt Backing
  • Non-slip Rug Pad
  • Action Bac
  • Other Flexible Fabric made of cotton, polyester, etc.

The choice of the backing fabric will depend on what project is being done, as the finishing of a rug is different from that of a wall hanging or a coaster.

Non-Slip Backing Fabric

This high quality polyester material with a vinyl fabric featuring a beautiful plum blossom pattern is perfect for your tufted projects. The non slip surface is designed with vinyl pattern dots that are durable and can be used for a long time. You can sew it easily to the underside of the cushion straps or cat beds, or use it to make DIY projects like rugs. With a product size of 39” x 70”, there is plenty of fabric to suit your needs and can be cut to size. Make your tufted projects look better with this flexible fabric and enjoy a slip free surface, that will avoid the person to slip if steps the rug.

Yushen Antislip Vinyl Tufting Cloth Final Backing Fabric Non Slip Rug Pad with Plum Blossom Pattern for Carpets Rug Making Tufting Cushion Punch Needle 70 x 39 Inch
  • High Quality Material: polyester material, vinyl fabric with plum blossom pattern, this non slip fabric appears to be fabric with vinyl pattern dots on the surface, durable and use for long time.
  • Non Slip Fabric: Finish your tufted projects with this flexible fabric. You can attach by stitching to the cushions and it will work incredibly well. No more slip!
  • Easy to Tufting: You can use it as a non slip bottom for cushions or replace the anti-slip bottom of the cat beds.
  • Widely Application: Our tufting backing cloth is used for needlework, home decoration, carpets, and crafts. Widely used DIY fabrics, just use your imagination to make your own DIY items!
  • Product Size: 39''x 70'', large enough for you to use, you can cut the size to suit your needs by yourself.

Felt Backing

Felt is one of the most popular secondary backing fabrics for hand tufted rugs because of its many advantages. One of the main advantages of using felt as a secondary backing fabric for hand tufted rugs is that it provides extra strength and stability to the rug. Felt is a dense, non-woven fabric which gives the rug additional support, making it more durable and less likely to warp or wear out over time.

Felt also provides additional cushioning and insulation to the rug, making it more comfortable to walk on and reducing noise levels. This is especially important if the rug is going to be used in a high-traffic area. Additionally, felt is resistant to mold and mildew, making it a great choice for areas with high humidity levels.

Finally, felt is relatively easy to install and comes in a variety of colors and textures, making it easy to customize the look of a hand tufted rug. As a result, felt is an ideal choice for secondary backing fabric for hand tufted rugs.

Felt Fabric | 72" Inch Wide & 1.6mm Thick Black Fabric | Non-Stiff, Soft Fabric Material | Felt Fabric by The Yard | Soft Felt Roll for Crafts, Sewing and Padding | 1 Yards Fabric Black
  • [ SOLD BY INDIVIDUAL UNITS ] – Each quantity of felt fabric comes in a separate piece. If you choose 1-Yard with the quantity of 5, you will receive 5 separate 1-Yard pieces.
  • [ SOFT & HIGH QUALITY FELT FABRIC ] – Our felt fabric by the yard is composed of high-quality 100% acrylic fibers, which makes the fabric incredibly soft, sturdy, and durable. The acrylic felt fabric is very easy to manipulate, cut, and glue without unraveling or creasing the fabric. It gives you and your kids a pleasant and comfortable feel when creating toys, felt shapes, etc
  • [ LENGTH. WIDTH. THICKNESS ] – Width: 72” Inches (182 CM). Length: Precut 1 Yards. Thickness: 1.6mm. Fabric Specification: 160gms/sq.yd. You can choose between different available yard sizes and colors. If you need more lengthy continuous yards of this fall fabric by the yard, please contact us
  • [ CRAFTING. HOME DÉCOR. KIDS COSTUME ] – Our felt sheets for crafts are one of the best choices for crafting felt items like small pouches, fortune cookies, felt clover, felt flowers, craft felt, garlands, and felt envelopes. People love to use this fabric in home décor like pillow decoration, sofa decoration, etc. This fabric is the first choice to make costumes for halloween and Christmas. You can also use it to reupholster your dinner table or chairs
  • [ NORMAL TABLE TO GAME TABLE ] – Use acrylic felt by the yard to convert your normal dining table to a temporary poker table, gaming table, train set table, puzzle table, and more. Because of the amazing thick felt material, the craft felt by the yard helps the poker cards, puzzle pieces, etc. to hold up well. It also gives a very cozy and fuzzy feeling when playing different games on it

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