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Thread: Thrift Store Find

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    wow........great deal
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    thanks Tartan, we don't have a St. Vincents here. Just a VV and Salvation Army.

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    cannot beat a good muslin and this one looks 5 star!!!!!Use it anyway you would use a printed cotton....it is the basis of all those printed fabrics!!!!!! I always use muslin on the backs of my quilted things.......as mentioned above on a bed quilt it looks like a whole cloth when reversed!!!!! Wish our thrift stores had such treasures!!!!!!

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    Yep! Generally 2 folds equals 1 yard on a normal bolt! You got a great deal!!!! Why don't I ever run into those deals?

    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose View Post
    You may have more like 13 yards if it's a normal bolt. Either way, it's a great buy.
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    We used to call it unbleached domestic. Made lots of curtains with it. I use it for quilt tops as well as backing.
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    I would use them not only for backings but for blocks in your quilts a well, I think muslin looks great in a certain style quilt....

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    A terrific find! You'll get lots of use with that much fabric!! Perhaps use it to back embroidery blocks as previously stated, and also for foundation piecing, if you do that. Just a thought....
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    Nice find! Muslin can be used for so many quilty projects! Run away with your imagination!!!
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    Wow!
    Great Find.
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    I love tea dyed muslin. It makes the quilts look so antique.

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    2 folds to a yard...more than 8 yards, gf. lucky you. I would use it for quilts blocks as well as backing. you can dye it if your that brave. Congratulations, lucky ducky.
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    I use muslin for lots of things, including backing blocks for applique! You scored a good one this time!

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    Lucky lady, what a steal you got. Muslin has unlimited uses, backing, background fabric, etc. Why can't I find deals like that, probably because I'm not looking in the right places.

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    when my oldest daughter worked for Hancocks, she told me a full bolt is like 15 yards--if you cant find a use for it, i sure can. and I know wrodpaintervs uses it for the bodies of her Dolls for Sick Kids. and she would love to have it if you cared to donate it.

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    Congratulations. I also thought you could just use it anywhere you want an off white.

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    OMG!! I thought I'd made a great find when I found an unused box of Christmas cards for $2.00

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    Grandmaemma -- LOLOL!!! And I just love reading everyone's suggestions - it is so cool that we're all so excited for her find and I love the ideas - making me go take another look at what i have and maybe go grab some more this weekend!
    Cindy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S View Post
    I use muslin as a backgound fabric in quilt squares... it gives a more antique look to a quilt. Quilting shows up wonderfully on muslin. Use for backing of quilts not just runners... when its used as a backing on a quilt.. the muslin side resembles a whole cloth quilt.
    What a great find!! I agree with you, Lori, I use muslin the same way.
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    Great find. I agree with the above poster.

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    congras on the find. you can use it for whatever you decide, enjoy

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    I would love to have such nice muslin in that amount. I make cloth dolls out of muslin and good stuff is hard to find. Like you said, too thin. I also use it as background for hand applique quilt blocks. Great find and buy.

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    I often use muslin for fabric dying or whole cloth painting.

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