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Thread: Kona Premium Muslin?

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    Kona Premium Muslin?

    I was wondering if anyone can give me a review of the Kona Premium Muslin? I am looking at the 118" wide that Fabric.com sells for $8.98/yd

    I've read a lot of people say that this is good for backings and foundation piecing.
    I am looking for a fabric I can dye- and will be suitable for using as a main quilting fabric.

    Any thoughts?


    (I know it is not a prepared-for-dye fabric, and that it won't take dye as well as one, but as long as the sizing is washed out, I think it should still work for first experiments, here I am mostly worried about the hand.)

    Thanks!

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    Love it! I have not dyed it, but as muslins go, it is great. All of the premium muslins I have tried are. It's 200 thread count. Washes up nice, doesn't wrinkle as much as the cheaper muslins.

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    Make sure it is Kaufman Kona. Kaufman is the manufacturer. There are other "Kona" muslins made by other manufacturers that are not as good as the Kaufman Kona.

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    I'm hoping I like it as well as I purchased 4 yards of the premium white when it was on sale last week. They wrote me back to say that they only had two 2 yard cuts and would I accept that ... yup!! I didn't have anything specific planned for it (like a backing) so it was no big deal. I was quite pleased they gave me the option to cancel that item from the order or accept what they had.

    I might also try my hand at dying it!!
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    I like it , but have not ever dyed it .

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    i have dyed this fabric many times---to prepare for dyeing simply pre-wash it- with detergent...no fabric softener...this removes the sizing, any oils & grime that may be on it...it dyes beautifully...one of my go-to favorite backings...muslin just gets softer more beautiful with use, laundering, loving.
    i've been buying fabrics from fabric.com for over 10 years - their muslins are some of the best out there. I love the wide fabrics for dyeing my own backs-one of my favorite things to do
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    I have used it for backgrounds as well as backs and I love it. Unfortunately, it didn't take dye very well. I think the weave is too tight, but the regular muslin is much better when it comes to dyeing.

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