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Comment by AnnetteJ on April 6, 2017 at 7:18am

Thank you for all your feedback.  I have a bolt of natural cotton that I purchased to dye.  Then our pal arthritis hit my spine and I can no longer stand long enough to dye!!  Solo, I got to thinking about how I could incorporate it into my quilts.  If I put some of it into the top, then the back could be pieced together.  Though not my favourite method of quilting, it's really lovely muslin and it would work.  

Out, I'm glad you're still with us.  It's great to hear from you again.

Comment by Janet/MO on April 6, 2017 at 7:00am

My Quilts of Valor group uses muslin on the backs of those quilts and it works great.  When you operate on a shoe string supported solely on donations, you have to find more reasonably priced fabrics & muslin fits the bill nicely.

Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm on April 6, 2017 at 6:56am
Good Morning Ladies....thank you for all the discussion on muslin, I really needed this!..I have been fearful of using muslin for a backing because it didn't seem strong enough and I didn't know there were different weights of muslin...well, you changed my world...thank you!
Comment by Janet/MO on April 5, 2017 at 9:02pm

Absolutely Carla. 

Comment by Carla on April 5, 2017 at 3:32pm

Janet thats a great use for those imported quilts!

Comment by Cat Lady--MO on April 5, 2017 at 12:03pm

I also use muslin, for both piecing and for the backs of some of my quilts, both the bleached and the natural (cream colored).

There are different weights and thread counts for muslin, you just have to be careful which one you purchase.

Comment by Janet/MO on April 5, 2017 at 8:40am

Sandy, I have seen those chairs too & my heart just aches when I do.  If someone wants that look, they can buy the "slave made" quilts at Wal-Mart & use them to upholster furniture with. 

Comment by Carla on April 5, 2017 at 7:48am

Annette, I used moda muslin on my double irish chain and it really pairs up nicely with cotton quilting fabric.  Its very lovely to hand quilt too!

Comment by Prairie Quilter/NE on April 5, 2017 at 5:43am

Sandy, they are pretty, but I would have a hard time using a vintage quilt as upholstery fabric, unless it was a good way to preserve parts of a cutter quilt.  

Comment by Mary Britton on April 4, 2017 at 9:15pm
PQ, I like to back my quilts with muslin too. I like the 100%cotton permanent press 90 or 108 inch wide that I find at Walmart, mostly because it's handy to get whenever I need it but is is nice. But do prewash before using. Recently I found some 120 inch wide which was just perfect for a king size quilt. I am however quilting it in three sections. Just getting too old to try to baste something that size or wrestle with it in the hoop.

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