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Thread: Show Us Your Quilts Using Muslin!

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    Show Us Your Quilts Using Muslin!

    I asked you darling QBers about using muslin as a backing in this thread and you provided such wonderful advice that I'm hoping you'll share photos of quilts using muslin on the back, as wholecloth and as background. Please share!
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    I have showed this one before. I completed it in 2011. The background is made from scraps of muslin and the little "butterflys" are small scraps left over from men's shirts, other quilts and doll clothes.
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    Bobbielinks, I love your quilt! It's so delicate and yet cheery. Those blocks must be tiny - so much work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    Bobbielinks, I love your quilt! It's so delicate and yet cheery. Those blocks must be tiny - so much work!
    WOW I also love this quilt!
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    Gorgeous!!!!
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    I made several comfort quilts using decorator fabric samples. I combined these with muslin, because the decorator fabric was quite heavy. Using muslin next to the decorator fabric gave me less bulky seams. Also I need something very neutral to combine all the different decorator fabrics.

    If I EVER get around to making a Dear Jane quilt, I will probably use muslin for the background.
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    Oh my goodness Dunster, I have some beautiful decorator fabrics that I've wanted to put in some kind of quilt for a long time. I love yours. My Grandmother and her mother made a lot of the quilts I've inherited from those. I love them. Yours is beautiful.

    Was your muslin the bleached permanent pressed?

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    Dunster, I love the soft colors in your quilt. Love it.

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    They are magnificent! My eyes are opening to muslin in a new way!
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    Very pretty!!! I will be following this thread.

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    so, so, pretty!
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    If I have a light color in a block..I use muslin..and for the backing also...Moda is what I use...Name:  Finished Top 006.jpg
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    That is beautiful sak658!
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    My sister only uses muslin for the backing. She loves the look of the white backing - like our grandmothers used. I like either with or a print so my long arm quilting mistakes don't show!LOL.
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    Mostly muslin

    This quilt has mostly muslin for setting together the 9 patch blocks and some really old stuff under the flower blocks. The old muslin is better then the new muslin but after it was washed I really liked it.
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    Grandma58, that is so beautiful -- and it looks so incredibly cozy.
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    Those are beautiful quilts. Grandma 58, WOW!

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    Here you go, Krystyna! #1 is on my bed (I have a pair of those)..#2 all the natural color you see in these is unbleached muslin and all are backed with muslin, #3 is backed with unbleached muslin.
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    Wow! I am sure enjoying the pictures of all these beautiful quilts. Knowing that muslin is used in each one, I can feel the softness from here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krystyna View Post
    They are magnificent! My eyes are opening to muslin in a new way!
    me too! I read your previous post also and I am so glad that you asked! now I know Youppi!

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    I can't share--I can't figure out how to poast photos on this site or I would share lots of things!

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    Here's mine. Posted before, my grandmother did the top years ago and I finished it. The back and binding are muslin.
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    One of the first quilts I ever made, when we were still using cardboard templates and cutting out each piece separately (ugh!). King size, handpieced and handquilted, for my middle daughter.

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    BOM using muslin from Joanns for the background

    I wasn't sure if you wanted just backings or backgrounds, but here in a recently pieced BOM that I used muslin for the background. I didn't have enough beige regular fabric for the whole project, so I used some muslin that I bought as Joanns by the bolt. I liked how it all sewed together, and I am stippling (for the first time ) all the background. It is taking much longer than I anticipated so it has become a filler of time quilt
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    I don't have a thing to show you but hopefully I will soon. You have given me great inspiration. These quilts are beautiful.

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