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Thread: muslin

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    Do any of you use it for backing? I would like a lower cost alternative for my backing but wondered about the quality of muslin. Obviously, I know it wouldn't be as good quality as "regular" quilting fabric. Just wondering if it "will do".

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    I've used muslin before as backing. Just wash it first, the stuff shrinks like crazy. You also might want to iron it before it gets totally dry as it wrinkles too!

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    I've used it a couple of times. I think the main thing is to get the better quality muslin. Some of it is pretty thin.

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    the best quality muslin I have found is Rangefinder

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    I've used muslin several times on quilts.

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    I only use muslin for backing. I use a 100% permanent press cotton 108" wide from ...........get ready..........Walmart. It never shrinks and washes beautifully each time. If it can survive my grandchildren......it's good stuff........LOL :lol:

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    Moda now makes muslin in 45", 90", 108" and 110" widths, natural, white and printed, and regular and premium grade (200 thread count). It's really quite nice.

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    For years I've also used the 108" wide, permanemt press, 100% cotton from Walmart and have not had one complaint about it. I agree, it washes great. Try it gal, you might like it!!!

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    My aunt uses only muslin for her backing.

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    I simply use the basic sheets from Walmart so far no balling they are permenent press and I had no trouble hand quilting them. They are one piece , cheap and the fabric is 200 count.

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