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    I bought some basic muslin from Hancock for the backing of a quilt. After washing I noticed that it pilled.....really ticked me off. Anyone else have that problem? Didn't seem like the muslin was super cheap, just regular stuff!

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    Oh dear, that would make me mad. Maybe it was just a bad bolt.

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    I've never heard of that before with muslin. Can you try returning it? I know it's been washed, but clearly it isn't quality fabric.

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    Is it all cotton muslin? Or poly cotton? I think the poly cotton is more likely to pill.

    I've gotten so that I will buy only the best quality muslin. Only places I have found it are at one LQS and online. It's been quite awhile since I ordered, so can't remember the brand name off the top of my head.

    Some of the cheaper stuff I used to buy was very thin and/or shrank a lot.

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    never heard of muslin pilling..... I'd definately talk to the store!

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    Muslin pilling??? Gosh, I never heard of that either!

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    those fabrics are the same as walmart fabrics...mostly poor quality, over priced.
    kona makes a wonderful good quality muslin

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    those fabrics are the same as walmart fabrics...mostly poor quality, over priced.
    kona makes a wonderful good quality muslin
    Some of the best muslin I've found was from Walmart.

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