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Thread: What is the downside to Muslin???

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    Junior Member Ann S.'s Avatar
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    I love a muslin backing on the more traditional quilts. When washed, it really wrinkles up and looks great. I use my Joann's coupons and buy whole bolts in white and cream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK
    muslin is cotton. wash it to control shinkage. Nothing is wrong with muslin.
    your muslin must be different to that in GB, here it is thinnish/light weight and used for curtains/draping---- less transparent than net and more malleable.

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    I use it for quilting practice but have never used it in a quilt. But I may now after reading this!

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    JoAnn's also has a 200 thread count muslin that I have used
    with no problem...I made a picture quilt with it ....have used
    it for Raggedy Ann dolls and used for back of quilt....
    Have also used it in tops of quilt....If they don't have it
    ask them if they can order it.....I used to live 2 miles from
    their main store in Hudson, Ohio...they have it there.
    If they tell you they need the number before they can order
    you can call the store in Hudson and get the number for it.

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    I have used muslin for backing and the background of my Cathedral Windows quilt (the best muslin I could find). Some is horrible - thin and feels like sandpaper. Now if I need solid white or cream I use Kona solids. For backings I use the 108" wide fabric. Most of my quilts are on the large side.

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    Here in England muslin is called calico. I use it a lot, it dyes really well and gives a great individual look to quilts.

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    I have used it for my string quilts and they have come out very nice. I only buy it from my quilt store but there are different grades of it. I just feel it first.

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    I saw some muslim the other day at one of our local shops and I fell in love with it. It was much heavier and nice feel than any I've ever seen at Jo Anns or other stores. I wouldn't hesitate at all to use this muslim in my quilts.
    Muriel

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    Quote Originally Posted by AkAngel
    I saw some muslim the other day at one of our local shops and I fell in love with it. It was much heavier and nice feel than any I've ever seen at Jo Anns or other stores. I wouldn't hesitate at all to use this muslim in my quilts.
    Muriel
    ROFLMBO!!!!! I'm sure you mean "muslin" and not "muslim". I think it would be hilarious to try and sew a muslim into your quilt with them screaming and fighting the whole way. I'm so sorry I found this so amusing. I hope I haven't offended anyone. That wasn't my intention.

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    lol, leave to the spelling police to find me out. lol guilty as charged.
    Muriel

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    Quote Originally Posted by AkAngel
    lol, leave to the spelling police to find me out. lol guilty as charged.
    Muriel
    I'm sure it was just an honest mistake. I won't be issueing any citations.

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    thats a good thing, I'm Broke!! lol
    Muriel

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    Quote Originally Posted by AkAngel
    thats a good thing, I'm Broke!! lol
    Muriel
    I'm sure. Spending all your money on farics for the Farmer's Wife quilt. I've been following you guys on that thread from the beginning. Beautiful work. Wish I could join in, but it's too much for me right now. Hopefully I can join in soon. I do look forward to following along even if I can't foin in. There are some beautiful quilts in the works on that thread for sure.

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    Could somebody please tell me what the difference is between bleached and unbleached muslin, and when you would use one or the other?
    Thanks!

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