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Thread: Using muslin for quilt labels -

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    Super Member Stitchnripper's Avatar
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    A friend with an embroidery machine offered to make labels for my quilts. I'm happy with muslin which I will send her. Is there a special kind to get? Heavier rather than thinner? Shall I wash it first or will that make it harder for her? I plan on sending her a yard and having her work her way through that. At my current rate of production, it will last a long time :D
    Thanks in advance for your advice!!

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    i would definitely get a good quality of muslin and do wash and iron it. It has been my experience that washing does not effect the top fabric as there is a stabilizer used under the top fabric.

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    I like muslin a bit heavier for labels and I always wash and press it first because of shrinkage and shape distortion. I would ask her though to see what she wants done with it.

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    I always buy Legacy muslin. Doesnt get those little balls of fuzz and it much heavier.

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