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Thread: Does anyone use plain muslin for backing?

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    Junior Member tupoms's Avatar
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    Hi quilters,

    I'm wondering if anyone uses plain muslin for quilt backing. With the price of fabric going up, I'm looking for less expensive backings.

    Thanks,
    ava

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    I have several times, as long as it's not the really thin muslin.

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    I use muslin all the time. It makes the back of my quilt look like a wholecloth.

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    Use it all the time.

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    i quilt for other's alot- many of them use muslin for their backs.,...i do not- i prefer a print or fabric that (goes with) the quilt over plain/solids. also, when using a solid- muslin or not-
    every stitch will show- when using a printed fabric the stitches on the back do not detract

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    I love the look of muslin. The only reason I don't use it is because the stitching shows more and my quilting is not the best. If I ever get good at it, I'll use muslin.

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    I used muslin on my first quilts but changed over. As much time as I spend making the quilt I wanted a pretty back as well. Large scraps blending with the front fabrics probably is my favorite and...I already have them..

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    I have used muslin on a few quilts I've done, if I can get printed fabric that goes with the top for less, then I use that.

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    Use good quality muslin for about 90% of my quilt backs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranger
    Use good quality muslin for about 90% of my quilt backs.
    me too. I like the classic look of it. The practice of using prints on the back is relatively new within the past 10 years or so.

    Using muslin on the back is a great way to make your stash last longer.

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