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Thread: Where do you buy your Muslin?

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    Red face Where do you buy your Muslin?

    After much thought and consideration I believe it is time to do a Cathedral Windows quilt, and to make a "full" size quilt it will take 26 to 12 yards of Muslin, depending on the width I use. So I started looking on the internet and wondered how do I know what is a good brand without being able to touch it.

    So for those of you that buy it on a regular basis, do you buy it locally? Or do you order it on the internet, do you have a favorite website or a specific brand?

    Thank you in advance for any assistance you can give me!

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    I like Kona muslin. You can buy it at JoAnn's, among other places.

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    I usually get Kona Premium muslin. Hancock's annual sale sometimes has a fabulous price on it. Otherwise I usually order it from http://www.fabric.com . Always check for coupon codes before you place your order, as fabric.com usually has something you can use aside from free shipping over $35.

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    I just recently bought bleached muslin locally at Hancock's Fabrics (not Paducah), it was around $2.00yd. It is beautiful!! It is for the back of a quilt that I am hand quilting. I wanted something finer than Kona (it's a little thick for hand quilting IMO) I was afraid that after washing it, I would find it lacking, but I am so pleased with it. It is soft and not too thin and that price is amazing! It is 100% cotton. If you have a Hancocks nearby you might want to take a look.

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    I've bought from several places. The only time I was unhappy is with some bleached muslin, and I honestly think the bleaching process made the fabric weak (but I could be talked out of this with the right information.) I look for unbleached muslin in a 200 thread count, which is a sturdy muslin, not flimsy. It's my "test" for making sure I get decent muslin over the internet. I also usually buy at Fabric.com, although I have used other sites. I usually start by "googling" 200 ct. unbleached muslin, just to see what's out there, and then narrowing it down from there. Last really nice stuff, I picked up off eBay for a really great price.
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    JoAnns always has a variety in width and price. I buy in quantity when I have a coupon.
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    I recently bought a full bolt with a 50% off coupon at Joannes for my Cathedral window

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    I have a couple of quilts that are all muslin and I bought the Southern Bell Creamy muslin; it's a good quality fabric and it's not too expensive. I got it at my LQS. I'm not going to get a cheaper fabric to make a whole quilt out of. I didn't use any in my cathedral window quilt though.
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    Yoder's store at Shipshewana, Indiana has a great assortment of quilting fabrics. Since we live in western Iowa, a quick trip is not possible, so I order by phone and have it sent. When I order, I always tell the salesperson to send the fabric their local quilters prefer. Never have been disappointed. I only order basic colors, by the way, and buy a bolt at a time.

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    I have a fondness for Moda fabrics so I generally use Moda Muslin. I get it at my LQS where they often have it on sale or have a coupon available. I usually purchase the wide width (108" I think). I generally get it when the LQS is having a buy one yard, get one yard free sale. or a 50% off coupon. Makes it very cost effective!!!
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    I don't own much muslin. I use to make rag dolls so I bought yards for that and then coffee stained it. But besides that, I don't have any. I think, after reading this thread, that I will buy some Moda wide back muslin. Glad I read this thread!!!
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    I just finished a bolt of extra wide muslin (probably 90-108 inches) and I got it a JoAnn's with a coupon. I used it for my Cathedral Windows and it worked up very nicely. I can't remember exactly, but I think it was very inexpensive, $3.00-$4.00 a yard. Now all I have to do is make the windows--been working on it off and on for 5 years. lol
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    I get mine from JoAnn's by the bolt when they have it on sale or use my discount coupon.

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    I buy Moda muslin by the bolt at hancocks of paducah.com. If you buy 15 yards (full bolt) you get a nice discount. I think if you signupnfor their emails you may get a code for free shipping on your order. I always wait for their frequent free shipping offers. I just ordered a bolt of Kona black. Saved $10 with free shipping.

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    Haven't bought muslin in a long time, but used to buy Roc-lon brand....if I am remembering right it was #403...they have many different types.

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    I recently ordered some Moda muslin from Hancock's of Paducah. It was 120" wide and on sale for less than $8 per yd., the more yards you bought, the lower the price per yd. Not bad when you consider that one yard at 120" wide is equal to 3 yds. of regular width muslin.
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    Thank you all for your input. I have been searching the internet off and on all day. Tomorrow I am going to have to make a decision.

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    I agree that the Roc-Lon is good and available at Joann's. My favorite is LEGACY brand, also available at Joann's. Although it is around $12/yd., it is 108" wide as I remember and just wonderful! Of course, purchase with a 40% or 50% off coupon.

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    I buy either Moda muslin or Southern Belle, which is more tightly woven, almost like batik fabric, with no slubs. It's terrific for applique. I purchase them at Caroline's Cottage Cottons in Rome City, IN.

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