Originally Posted by coach4gold
The cracked ice from spandex house is a very thick/stiff material - it doesnt need a backing - just cut to 3" and fold.
Need - no it does not "need" a backing, however, if you want a professional looking finish, you should use a ribbon backing. There are a few 2-3 colors that is on actual white spandex that you may be able to get away with no backing, however the majority of other colors has a grey/black cotton type packing (like canvas) and it is ugly, I would definitely recommend using a ribbon backing. I also found that if you only use one color.....I personally like the black, you can use different color ribbon backing and it looks great!