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Thread: talk to me about Muslin!

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    Can you all tell me about Muslin? what do you use it for? etc. thanks JoAnn

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    I use muslim sometimes for the back of quilts. I always check the quality, the cheaper stuff can be like cheesecloth, (see through), so just check it out well before buying.

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    I prefer Kona solids. They are a tighter weave, and comes in a lot of colors. Natural would probably be closest to a muslin look.

    You can buy it at Joanne's, Hancocks, and Hobby Lobby. Hobby Lobby usually has it on sale.

    I was watching Eleanor Burns Egg Money Quilts video and she talked about using Kona Solids so that's where I learned about them.

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    Kona muslin (200 ct) is wonderful. The looser the thread count the more it will shrink.

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    I use muslin for backing and for making a whole cloth quilt or I made a scrap quilt putting muslin in between the colored squares. I hand quilt and I like the softness of the muslin. It is easy to quilt. I don't buy the cheapest because it is too thin.

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    Muslin is also used for foundation piecing. Better quality muslin has been traditionaly used in blocks such as grandmothers fan and sunbonnet sue as a base for applicae(sp). It is less expensive to use to test new block shapes to see if they are beyond your skill level. Are good for letting kids color their own blocks with crayons to make their small projects. there are as many uses as you have imagination.

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    An alternative to muslin is Ecology Cloth. Has the look and color of muslin but without the specks in the fabric.

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    I use muslin when machine Embroidering. In some of t he Anita Goodesigns he calls for muslin to be used as a base for quilt blocks or the tile scenes. I always have oddles of muslin on hand. Many more uses then what I have mentioned.

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    My local WalMart finally has a Heavyweight Muslin for $2.47 a yard. It is a tight weave and is not at all like the ones they normally have. I bought 5 yards to use for various projects.

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    Am I correct in that muslin is 100% cotton? If so would it be ok to dye it in the colors I want for solids. I am have a difficult time in finding 100% cotton in solids.

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