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Old 10-01-2008, 07:07 AM
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A lady in my spanish class is wanting me to help her with hand quilting.
She is very new at quilting. She brought a small sample to class last night. I was surprised to see what she had done. She had her backing then muslin and then the quilt top. I ask her why she did not use batting.
She stated that a lot of people that she had spoken with had told her to use muslin instead. I have never heard of this method. It would make since since she is using flannel for her top and back. Is this something new? I have never read about this anywhere. :?
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Old 10-01-2008, 07:13 AM
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No when I make summer quilts I use muslin or flannel as my batting.
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Old 10-01-2008, 07:47 AM
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Muslin shrinks quite a bit, not sure I'd use it until it was washed/dried a few times
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Old 10-01-2008, 02:05 PM
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Patrice recommended Muslin when I was considering a flannel backing. Also poly batting causes quite a bit of drag on the needle (which reminds me of fingernails on the chalk board when I hand sew on it).
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For the baby quilts that I have done, I used two layers of flannel flat sheets that my mom no longer wanted. I thought they were fine. Muslin is a bit thinner but would be ok for a light quilt. But I am by far not an expert and only a beginner.

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Old 10-01-2008, 04:17 PM
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maybe they did not understand her and got backing and batting mistaken . kind of sound alike
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