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Thread: Muslin Backing for Denim

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    Okay, I've completed my denim D9P top, and ready to finish this baby! The only problem I have is making a decision on the backing. I think I want to use muslin, but don't know which thickness would work best w/denim.

    So, what muslin weight would you suggest? I also plan on using a thin warm & natural batting.

    Any advice or suggestions are appreciated.

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    I would love to see your D9P, please share a photo

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    it is going to weight a ton! LOL
    my friend made me one, a raggedy denim and put some beautiful flannel on the back. looked like hounds tooth fabric..
    she also used the warm and natural.
    they make the roc-lon in wide widths at Joanns ..i think that would work just fine.

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    need pic please? Want to see it....bet those denims added dimensions & interest to being a quilt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    I would love to see your D9P, please share a photo
    Here you go! Sorry, but it's not laying flat. I was sooo excited I forgot to smooth it out.

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    WOW! awesome job! did you use used jeans or buy the denim? it looks so cool!

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    Thanks, I like it too! I got the majority of denim at rummage sales. I ran out of the white when I was about 3/4 of the way finished and had to buy a 1/2 yard.

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    Gorgeous denim quilt top!

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    Your quilt will be heavy and maybe you don't even need batting. Did you consider just adding flannel or fleece and skipping the batting? I used a plaid flannel (a fairly tight weave with little stretch) and just tied it. Batting just wasn't needed. I'm sure the men in your life will love this quilt.

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    Initially I wanted to use flannel but couldn't find anything I really liked. It still might be an option, I probably need to shop around a bit more.

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