While I have the girls home for summer break, and they aren't involved in reading anything for their AP courses, I have enlisted them to help me measure quilt tops so that I can dig through fabric and piece backings.
Unless I would be entering these in a show, I don't think the back really matters. I like to piece backs... especially on a scrappy quilt. Sometimes the back is more of a conversation piece than the front. And besides, my quilts are meant to be loved.... fish, flowers, hearts, or geometric designs.