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Did I get a good deal on 108" 100% cotton muslin?

Did I get a good deal on 108" 100% cotton muslin?

Old 06-07-2012, 05:04 PM
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Default Did I get a good deal on 108" 100% cotton muslin?

I was visiting my sister in Michigan today. (I am from Ontario) We went to Joann's and bought some fabrics. Then I mentioned that I read on here that people were seeing more and more fabric aisles in WM. So, we decided to go there and check it out. Sure enough!! there were at least 4 aisles of fabric.

While scouting around, I found a bolt of the 108" wide muslin. I thought I could use this for quilt backings. The price was 3.00/yd. I asked how much was on the bolt, and the lady estimated around 8 or 9 yds. So I told her that I would take the whole bolt. It turned out to be 9 3/8 yds.

I am sure that the 108" wide quilt backing was around $14 - $15 /metre at my LQS the last time I looked. I ripped it straight and washed it. Then tried to dry it, (took forever!). I have it laying across my bed right now, to make sure that it dries completely before i put it away. I think I might be able to get 4 quilt backs from it.

I guess my question is............. did I find a good buy for the purpose of using the muslin for quilt backings, or not?
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:14 PM
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I think you did. I bought some wide at jo anns and it was pretty expensive and it faded all over the place when I washed it. I use muslin a lot for my kiddies quilts.
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:16 PM
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You got a good buy. I have seen 45" muslin for about that price.
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:44 PM
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[I] use this muslin for backing a lot and it seems to work well.

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Old 06-07-2012, 05:45 PM
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You got a fabulous buy!! I would have bought the bolt as well!
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Old 06-07-2012, 06:52 PM
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Great buy!! I buy muslin by the bold..I use it to base my string quilts and am using if in my catherdral window right now...I also use it a lot for backing ...
Did you make the quilt in your pic?? My daughter wants one like that with tea stained musluin background,,.,yours is beautiful...worried about how hard it looks and am avoiding starting it
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Old 06-07-2012, 06:55 PM
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Way to go girl... great buy!
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:35 PM
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You did good... very good!!!
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:49 PM
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I love muslin for the quilt back and I think you got a super buy!
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Old 06-08-2012, 04:43 AM
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Thank you all for your replies. I usually never find a good deal like this, so I am a little proud of myself. The lady at the cutting table said she has never seen the wide material go on sale. I don't know whether it was labled by mistake?

@ Pat625 - yes, I did make the top in my picture. It actually started out as a "Broken Star", but once i started putting it together, i realized that it was going to be WAY to big. Once I had all 32 stars made, i laid them out on my bed (queen size) and found out that by the time I would've sewn everything together with the outside borders, the quilt wound up across my bed, down the sides, and out on the floor by about a foot and a half. I thought that was a LITTLE too big. I had to come up with a plan, since I had made the diamonds too big. I decided to make TWO quilts. They wound up looking like 2 giant "Rolling Stars", (one of my favorite patterns). Since they both got donated to good causes, I was happy with it.

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