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Old 01-10-2018, 06:40 PM
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Hello all,
(This is my first posting, but I've been reading for a long time.) I inherited a piece of off-white 100% cotton fabric. It is about 20 yards long and 54" wide. The selvage says Guaranteed ROC-LON Rain No Stain, and a label with the fabric says ROC-LON RNS 100% Cotton. I compared the weave to some Moda fabric and the number of threads per inch looks about the same. Would this be OK to use in quilt blocks and/or as backing? It seems to be very nice fabric.
Thanks very much.

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Old 01-10-2018, 06:46 PM
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I've used that brand for drapery lining fabric but no experience in quilting.

http://www.roc-lon.com/products/uncoated_linings.html#
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Old 01-10-2018, 06:48 PM
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Sounds like a quality neutral to keep in inventory. Great for one-piece quilt backing oversized charity lap quilts and plenty for piecing when neutral is needed. I would definitely use it in charity quilts. Sometimes I make fabric bags to place complete quilts in them for storage or it makes a nice presentation when gifting a quilt. Lots of uses..

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Welcome to the board! Absolutely, I think you can use it for a backing.
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Old 01-10-2018, 07:02 PM
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Odd cuts for labels.
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Old 01-10-2018, 07:42 PM
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I would wash a piece just to see how much it shrinks. If you like the feel then use it all you want.
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Old 01-10-2018, 09:33 PM
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I think Roc Lon made a lot of different quality muslins. I would cut off a square, measure it, then wash it and measure it again. Years ago I had some Roc Lon that wrinkled terribly when it was washed, but I know not all of it does.
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Old 01-10-2018, 09:35 PM
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inherited 20 yards? yipee! So do a test wash and iron.....like it? Use it everywhere!
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Old 01-11-2018, 04:14 AM
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Sounds like drapery lining. I say that because of the reference to 'rain no stain'. However, it was made in several weights or qualities. Roc-Lon is also the producer for premium quality muslin. I use it a lot for the backing or lining of all kinds of projects. But, as to the fabric you have, I would cut off a piece, maybe even a yard. Measure it very carefully and wash it, dry it, iron it and remeasure it. You can then act accordingly. If it shrinks a lot but the rest of the characteristics are OK, just wash it all-maybe cut in increments so it is easier to handle.
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Sounds like a good quality muslin (cotton). I have used in piecing and also in backs. Lucky you!
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