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    Has anyone tried those 15 yard bolts of muslin at Joannes. What's the quality like. One of the few things I'm thinking of using my 40% off coupon on.

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    I have bought some muslin from JA and it was very nice. I think they have several qualities to choose from. With fabric getting so pricey I am considering using muslin for backings.

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    I have two bolts from Joann's; bleached white and natural, Kona muslin. careful of the quality and fiber content. I did buy one once that ended up NOT being 100% cotton.

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    Good point about using muslin for backing (cheaper).
    I like it anyway b/c it shows the quilting off!

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    And make sure you are signed up for their coupons 40 percent off a yard per bolt sure adds up

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    I was wondering about that. The gentlemen that sews most of the big display quilts at my LQS backs all of his with muslin.

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    I think I am the only person that doesn't actually shop at JA!! LoL, however, I have used muslin on most of my quilt backs for years, it is really forgiving and easy to machine or hand-quilt. I buy the muslin that Wal~Mart carries, especially love the egyptian 100% cotton I have found there. Just hate that muslin is only 38" wide as opposed to 42-44" but, it is cheap and works good enough for my taste.

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    I bought a bolt of muslin at JoAnn's a few years ago. It has been very nice. It is also 90 inches wide. It was 15 yards. I used a coupon and saved a lot. I have even used it to make patterns. It lasts a lot longer than paper.
    Sue

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    The KONA muslin is a nice quality, not as weighty as the KONA solids. I've not purchased the mini bolts, but do buy the 108" width, several yards at a time. The 50% off Coupon for President's Day comes in handy. I stock up on it every year. =)

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    you have to really look at the quality...I've bought it by the bolt with the coupon the muslin seemed thin but I also purchased the colors Red, Hunter Green around the holidays and it was much better quality...

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    Muslin comes in several price points. choose the one that is more - $1 a yard with a 40% coupon is only 60 cents more a yard. There is a big difference.

    The things I have the most trouble with at JoAnn's are the 100% cotton solids. They just can't get them right and they are more than my LQS. Symphony has poly and I rarely mix cotton and cotton/poly in a quilt.

    Also not impressed with only Keepsake Cottons on sale, but they're not isolated. Makes finding the sale things interesting.

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