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Old 02-15-2013, 08:21 PM
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there was a nice discussion on using muslin on quilts on this board: http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...n-t213635.html
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:23 PM
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Definitely, use it! You got a bargain too - wow! I love free motion quilting and find that muslin shows off the quilting sooo nicely. I like natural as well as bleached muslin both.
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:48 PM
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Originally Posted by katieboo View Post
I have been trying to use up some of my stash so I cut up a lot of my "good lord, what was I thinking" fabrics into 2-1/2" squares and just finished the top for the Film at Five quilt. Used muslin for the sashing and I think it works well with the scraps. I also have wide muslin that I will use for the back.
Lol! I love that! " good lord what was I thinking?" I have tons of that!!!
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:58 AM
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As others have said, muslin gives the antique look & feel. Showcases the quilting very well too. I use it for most all of my backings now. I like the look & feel of it.
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Old 02-16-2013, 03:34 AM
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I have looked at what American quilters call calico and it is different to what Australians call calico, ours looks like a unbleached cotton fabric, is ours what Americans call muslin?
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:32 AM
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I use it on my large quilts ie queen and king. On lap quilts I back with flannel. I like backing with the muslin, bed quilts you only use one side and keeps the cost down a bit that way.
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:54 AM
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I use muslin for the backs. Just love it and how the hand stitching stands out.
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:19 AM
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Yes use the muslin for a quilt back. Id do it in a snap. Your quilting will look beautiful on the back as well as the front.
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:23 AM
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Thanks for all the advice. Muslin it is! There has just been so much talk about making quilt backs "fancy" that I was afraid it was too old fashioned. BUT ... I LIKE old fashioned!
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:29 AM
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I use muslin a lot for backing & background on quilts. Wish I had those bolts - enjoy!
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