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Thread: Cotton Muslin

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    Super Member CarolinePaj's Avatar
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    Hi All,

    Can you help!

    Is the bleached cotton muslin from Fabric.com thick enough to be used as a backing fabric.... or a whole quilt top?

    Over in the UK Muslin is a fery fine sheer fabric and I wondered if this is the same.

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    Caroline

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    Muslin here does not have a sheen, it is the same or a little heavier than most quilting cotton. I use it for backings and am very happy with it.

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    I use it for backing too, but I buy a better quality one. I just go to JoAnnes here, and they have several types. The really cheap stuff is so see through, it wouldnt wear well, but the more expensive stuff works great!

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    Hi Guys,

    What brand of muslin should I go for...... I want something the same thickness and weight as quilting fabric....!!!!

    Help Please!!!!

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    Caroline

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    fabric.com also has a very good muslin in 110" wide so you don't even have to piece your back...it is very good.

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    You should know that when you order American muslin, is will be a natural or white color only. Just thought you would like to know.

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    Thanks Guys,

    I just love this site.... I am learning so much!

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    Caroline

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    The heavier muslin at Joann's is by brand Kona and if you wash before quilting it winkles & is hard to press,also hard to hand quilt . I like Moda Muslin the best,you can buy online at Hancocks of Paducah.
    AnneR

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    Oh Guys,

    I am beginning to feel that I couldn't live without you all - LOL LOL LOL.

    Thanks for the tips... I really am marking them all down!

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    Caroline

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