I have read about string piecing and crazy patchwork blocks being sewn onto muslin first, is this really necessary ?
Today I had a play with some scraps using these methods without using the muslin backing and after pressing my blocks seem to hold up ok.
What do others do?
Is it just used to strengthen the block because you are using fabrics cut with no regard for the straight of grain? I also guess it depends on how you will quilt it, generally speaking I guess one would not want to spend hours hand quilting a scrappy quilt, yet I suppose that is just what our quilting Grandmothers did!