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Thread: Leftover Muslin

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    Has anyone have suggestions for leftover muslin. I have different size pieces that I don't really want to sew together and use for a backing on a quilt.

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    What colors are they?

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    I use the extra muslin for pattern drafting. Like when I made family members each their own styled Nook e-book covers. Or when I made my own designed notebook computer cover. Using the muslin for purse, wallet, or otherr idea is always thrifty. Even if I have to join a few pieces, it doesn't matter. I am only making a pattern to see how it fits and [sorta] looks.

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    Potholders, mug rugs, microwave mitts, oven mitts, strips and squares, triangles, foundations for crazy patches.
    Well that's about it this morning I still need to finish my coffee, LOL ;-)

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    applique dresden plate blocks or grandma's fan, or GFG.

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    I use them to add batting to back of small projects so that the batting does not get in the machine. Then, I use the birthing method to put the backing on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bshcbus
    Has anyone have suggestions for leftover muslin. I have different size pieces that I don't really want to sew together and use for a backing on a quilt.

    Use them for fabric foundation blocks/string blocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RenaB
    I use them to add batting to back of small projects so that the batting does not get in the machine. Then, I use the birthing method to put the backing on.
    Ok something else new to me, Birthing Method???
    Thanks :) :?:

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    Quote Originally Posted by TanyaL
    What colors are they?
    off white the basic muslin color.

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    I started throwing out my left over muslin pieces-- too many things to hang onto as it is!!

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    Thank you for all your great suggestions.

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    When I am trying a new bag or purse pattern, especially one that has some complexities to it I use muslin for a practice one. The finished test bag gets used for travel, for toiletries, mobile phone/ iPad cords, jewelry, etc.

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    I cut them into squares for the foundation of string blocks. For the strings I cut leftover fabrics from projects into 2 1/2" strips. This way I use up leftover pieces of muslin and leftover from projects.

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    Sorry, double posting. I must be a little more patient when I press the Send button and it doesn't Send immediately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by valleyquiltermo
    Quote Originally Posted by RenaB
    I use them to add batting to back of small projects so that the batting does not get in the machine. Then, I use the birthing method to put the backing on.
    Ok something else new to me, Birthing Method???
    Thanks :) :?:
    AKA Pillowcase method. You lay the batting, backing & top down, sew almost all the way around, leaving about an 18" space. Then turn it. Often these quilts are then tied.


    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-143066-1.htm

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    I use them in my scrappy quilts when I need a light fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by May in Jersey
    I cut them into squares for the foundation of string blocks. For the strings I cut leftover fabrics from projects into 2 1/2" strips. This way I use up leftover pieces of muslin and leftover from projects.
    ditto for me..when I have left overs, I have a set size I use for string blocks. Sure saves me time when I need to just sit and do some mindless sewing! I have all my strings and the precut muslin ready to go in a container.

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    I use it for string piecing foundation.

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    Here's an easy potholder idea you could use muslin on. You could replace the leaves with any design you like.

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    If they are good quality muslin, I use them constantly in piecing. I buy Moda minibolts.

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    I'm going to assume that you just quilt and don't usually sew other stuff.

    I use leftover muslin as background fabric for a scrap quilt. The various whites always work together.

    If you like tote bags or zippered bags, use it as a liner for these.

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    If you have several different tones of muslin they can be put together to make a very subtle crazy quilt block or any other pattern. The block can be made into a pillow, book cover, potholder, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by valleyquiltermo
    Potholders, mug rugs, microwave mitts, oven mitts, strips and squares, triangles, foundations for crazy patches.
    Well that's about it this morning I still need to finish my coffee, LOL ;-)
    Ditto, I use muslin so much I buy it by weight as a ridiculously low price at a fabric warehouse near me. My most recent project was protectors for my new chair, it doesn't slip like other fabrics :thumbup:


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    I used them to embroider scenes on and then use them on pillows or in a quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S
    I use them in my scrappy quilts when I need a light fabric.
    Me too.

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