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Thread: Thrift Store Find

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    Thrift Store Find

    I just picked this up for $3 and it has 26 layers on the bolt. I figure about 8 yds? of really nice muslin (not the thin stuff you can buy now) Other than a lot of backs for runners, what would you make with it?
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    I use muslin as a backgound fabric in quilt squares... it gives a more antique look to a quilt. Quilting shows up wonderfully on muslin. Use for backing of quilts not just runners... when its used as a backing on a quilt.. the muslin side resembles a whole cloth quilt.
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    Wow! That was a find. You can use it for for anything you want to. You can back a quilt, use it for Cathedral Windows, Double Wedding Ring, and place at all where you need that color. How wide is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S View Post
    I use muslin as a backgound fabric in quilt squares... it gives a more antique look to a quilt. Quilting shows up wonderfully on muslin. Use for backing of quilts not just runners... when its used as a backing on a quilt.. the muslin side resembles a whole cloth quilt.
    i agree with all of this
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    You may have more like 13 yards if it's a normal bolt. Either way, it's a great buy.

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    ANYTHING !!..
    1930's patterns
    foundation for string piecing
    Backing
    sashing
    blocks...

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    Wow, bless your heart, what a great find! I agree with the 13 yards and immediately thought of the Cathedral Windows. Enjoy!!

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    I agree with the many uses listed above. |What a great find and do you see on the label "Made in Canada"....I bet not anymore.
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    good buy muslin very handy for lots of things!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S View Post
    I use muslin as a backgound fabric in quilt squares... it gives a more antique look to a quilt. Quilting shows up wonderfully on muslin. Use for backing of quilts not just runners... when its used as a backing on a quilt.. the muslin side resembles a whole cloth quilt.
    My thoughts to!!

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