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Thread: What Kind of Muslin Do You Like To Use?

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    Member Mya Siam's Avatar
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    I've been trying to find a suitable muslin for my quilts, and am would like to know what you prefer? What's the best width to use, and who has the best prices?

    Mya Siam

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    Joanns had 108" on sale for $3.99 this past week

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    Super Member Annaquilts's Avatar
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    Moda for the back, as wide as possible, and Kona snow 44 inches wide or another Kona like bone or ivory for the front. I get them from Hancock of Paducah or where ever I can get the best price.

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    I've tried muslins from various places and either was disappointed with the quality (joAnns) or price (LQS). I just purchased Roc-Lon "Super Muslin" at WalMart yesterday. I think I'm going to love it! It definately is a heavy weight, sort of like some of the heavier batiks, and you do need to pre wash as it did shrink, but at $2.25/yard, I think it's a great deal. For some reason I have a problem using pretty fabric for my quilt backs ;-) I went to their web site and they do make a 108" that I would like to find. Has anyone had experience with this brand?

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    Have any of you tried the Moda Bella line? It is to die for. I was looking for a black and my lqs had a batik that I bought and it was solid. I don't like most muslins because they feel so thin and flimsy. I was at the Quilt Festival in Cincinnati and saw and felt this Bella. I bought a yard for $6.95, but found it cheaper online. It is a great feeling, and looking solid line of fabrics.
    Judi

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    I like the Kona Premium 200 ct and the Southern Belle 200 ct muslins. They wash up nice, don't wrinkle as badly as the less expensive muslins. I can usually find for about $5 yard. Yes it's more than some muslins, but with regular fabrics and batiks going for up to $12 a yard, it's a great alternative to stretch out the stash and still have great quality.

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    I used the Southen Belle for a whole quilt; you can tell the quality. I had some of the stuff from walmarts and I couldn't believe the difference between the quaility of the two when put side by side. The stuff from walmarts will not go into a quilt of mine.

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    Kona and my Jo-anns doesn't carry it any more......

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