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Thread: Muslin Backing for Denim

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    Okay, I've completed my denim D9P top, and ready to finish this baby! The only problem I have is making a decision on the backing. I think I want to use muslin, but don't know which thickness would work best w/denim.

    So, what muslin weight would you suggest? I also plan on using a thin warm & natural batting.

    Any advice or suggestions are appreciated.

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    I would love to see your D9P, please share a photo

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    it is going to weight a ton! LOL
    my friend made me one, a raggedy denim and put some beautiful flannel on the back. looked like hounds tooth fabric..
    she also used the warm and natural.
    they make the roc-lon in wide widths at Joanns ..i think that would work just fine.

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    need pic please? Want to see it....bet those denims added dimensions & interest to being a quilt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    I would love to see your D9P, please share a photo
    Here you go! Sorry, but it's not laying flat. I was sooo excited I forgot to smooth it out.

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    WOW! awesome job! did you use used jeans or buy the denim? it looks so cool!

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    Thanks, I like it too! I got the majority of denim at rummage sales. I ran out of the white when I was about 3/4 of the way finished and had to buy a 1/2 yard.

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    Gorgeous denim quilt top!

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    Your quilt will be heavy and maybe you don't even need batting. Did you consider just adding flannel or fleece and skipping the batting? I used a plaid flannel (a fairly tight weave with little stretch) and just tied it. Batting just wasn't needed. I'm sure the men in your life will love this quilt.

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    Initially I wanted to use flannel but couldn't find anything I really liked. It still might be an option, I probably need to shop around a bit more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkabasketlady
    Gorgeous denim quilt top!
    Thanks, it turned out waaaay better than I thought. :lol:

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    thanks again for sharing the photo, awesome

    I was at a quilt shop last month and they had the pretty designs in flannel, that might be an option and probably wouldn't have to be a batting in it

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    Hi, Are the sizes of 9 pieces used to make the 9 patch the same size? Your large squares seem so much larger.

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    I used 5.5" squares with .5" seams. Not sure what size block I was suppose to end up with, but they were all blocked at 13".

    Love your quilt. I'm debating on making another D9P (not denim), or something different. So many choices!

    We did pretty good for our first quilt! :thumbup:

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    Honchey, wow, thanks for posting your photo, cool, love the colors

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    Hi Twisted, Guess what --- I used the same size !!! 5.5 ". The first thing I made was a hand pieced pot holder. I gave it to my mother. She never used it!!! Ever since that first project I tend to go back to the 9 patch. It's so easy. I saw the tutorial for the DNP on Missouriquiltco.com and decided to make one. I had the print and plaid fabric in my 10 yr old stash and purchased the accent colors to match. I do have to add the borders. I've been pulling fabric for a kids DNP for my grandsons. I'm going to do it in flannel then just back it with polar fleece. I teach sometimes where I work part time and The photo shows the quilt I did for my first class. I designed it myself. A 9 Patch !! Theres so much you can do with a 9 Patch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelbie
    Your quilt will be heavy and maybe you don't even need batting. Did you consider just adding flannel or fleece and skipping the batting? I used a plaid flannel (a fairly tight weave with little stretch) and just tied it. Batting just wasn't needed. I'm sure the men in your life will love this quilt.
    I was thinking the same thing. Beautiful quilt !! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honchey
    Hi Twisted, Guess what --- I used the same size !!! 5.5 ". The first thing I made was a hand pieced pot holder. I gave it to my mother. She never used it!!! Ever since that first project I tend to go back to the 9 patch. It's so easy. I saw the tutorial for the DNP on Missouriquiltco.com and decided to make one. I had the print and plaid fabric in my 10 yr old stash and purchased the accent colors to match. I do have to add the borders. I've been pulling fabric for a kids DNP for my grandsons. I'm going to do it in flannel then just back it with polar fleece. I teach sometimes where I work part time and The photo shows the quilt I did for my first class. I designed it myself. A 9 Patch !! Theres so much you can do with a 9 Patch!

    Honchey- that's beautiful!! I ADORE the 9 patch too! :D

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    With the weight of the denim (as someone else stated) I don't know if I would add the batting.

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    I quilted a denim for a customer, she added batting and batik for the backing. I did move up to a larger needle and all went well.

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    Aw, it turned out great!

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