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Thread: Quilting With Muslin?

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    Not being a real quilter yet (I make mostly just blocks) I was wondering if any of you use muslin for the blocks. I really like the looks of muslin, it looks old fashioned. I am thinking of trying some for my applique Sue backgrounds like in the picture.
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    Kona has a very nice muslin out that would probably work really well. They have both white & cream colors, if you have a local JoAnns try looking there. I make a wall hanging using the white and it came out really nice.

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    Oh yes, do try the muslin as the background for the Sunbonnet Sues. But since it shrinks so very much, you might want to pre-wash?

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    I like the unbleached for old fashioned looking quilts. ( and I believe Sue is older than most of us!) LOL

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    I have used muslin for my backings and also for a scrappy quilt made with strips. I agree it works well with "Sue". Your blocks are really cute!

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    I use muslin a lot and use it on all my backs. As long as it is a good quality. It quilts so beautifully and I love the soft feel and the old fashioned look! If you want the old puckered look, then you don't have to wash it. It's all up to you!

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    PS: Love the blocks!!!

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    Great blocks!!

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    Thanks for the replies! Soon as I find the time I will make some with muslin then. :wink: By the way, can any of you spare me some time? :mrgreen:

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    I use muslin quite often!

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    Sorry, I am right out of time, I need all I can get myself! I haven't ever been that successful with the muslin we can get here. It seems stiff, and I use it for the backing of wallhangings, but never for quilts. If I wash it, I find it impossible to iron it smooth, even if I iron it when wet.

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    I think it would be lovely. Just get good quality muslin.

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    I agree, those would look great on unbleached muslin. Depending on the other fabrics I see, I like the look of the tea stained muslin too.

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    Yes, I also use it frequently. For backings and for backgrounds. Love your Sues.

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    Definitely prewash and get out of the dryer quickly. It wrinkles like crazy.

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    I also like to use muslin. I use it for all of the backs of my quilts.I also used it on the front of the tie quilt that I made and on a Sunbonnet Sue quilt. I hand quilt and I like muslin because it really shows off the hand quilting. I buy a good quality muslin by the bolt. It is a little expensive, but to me well worth it.

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    I also like to use muslin. I use it for all of the backs of my quilts.I also used it on the front of the tie quilt that I made and on a Sunbonnet Sue quilt. I hand quilt and I like muslin because it really shows off the hand quilting. I buy a good quality muslin by the bolt. It is a little expensive, but to me well worth it.

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    Sorry, I didn't mean to hit the button twice.

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