QOD: 2-utlity muslin uses

rosajoe_gwFebruary 5, 2011

I have used utility muslin for foundation to sew scrappy strip blocks, backing for denium raggedies, and the batting for other raggedies. I wash it in hot water first because it does shrink. My fam loves the raggedies and they are light enough for our milder climate. Great for throw arounds lol!!!!

Now, I have met a lady that uses it for backings and in Catherdral Windows. She tells me the weave tightens after washing and she has never had any probs with it. She only makes utlity quilts and says it holds up to wash and wear and is soft.

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm,

I am washing sheets in hot water and I threw a large piece in the wash to test. I tore it off the bolt and it tears easily. (not a good sign lol!!)

Have you used utlity muslin for utlity quilts???

Rosa

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ritaweeda

I've used it for backings for miniature quilts, quilted pillow top backs, table toppers and hot pads. I've used it for a couple of handmade dolls and doll aprons. Not for a serious large quilt, though. I have used better muslin often for regular quilt backings and some in blocks.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2011 at 3:52PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
rosajoe_gw

I washed and ironed the muslin and I can see where it would work for a Cathedral Windows quilt. I may try one this summer. I agree, not for a regular quilt backing.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2011 at 4:49PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
teresa_nc7

I use it in scrappy quilts and as the foundation for string scrap quilts. I think I used it once for the lining of a purse I made. I always NEED both bleached and unbleached muslin - so I must use it a lot! But I would never use it for the backing......too boring.

Teresa

    Bookmark   February 5, 2011 at 9:06PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Sewing Cabinet opening size
I have a new Babylock Crescendo sewing machine (equivalent...
kimwebs
The Zelda Quilt-Along
We launched Zelda: The Quilt-Along on my blog yesterday....
lindaoh_gw
Questions about Camp Cheerio retreat
Okay, so I know this is a little early to be planning...
loisflan
Are you quilting this weekend? March 20-22
I hope to spend a lot of time in my sewing room this...
lindaoh_gw
Need advice for quilting a thin top that I've had for 25 years
i was gifted a quilt kit when I was 13 or 14; it's...
alix4015
Sponsored Products
Gervin Leather Loveseat - Brighton Energy Pink
Joybird Furniture
Shag Black and Grey Rectangular: 5 Ft. x 8 Ft. Rug
$240.95 | Bellacor
Accents Borders & Trims: Merola Tile Building Materials Craquelle Pergamon 3
$3.85 | Home Depot
Empress Armchair Leather Set of 2 in Black
$659.00 | LexMod
Grace Cloud Cotton 2-piece Bath Rug Set
Overstock.com
Come Together Mug
$12.99 | zulily
Di Lusso Oval Serving Platter
$149.00 | FRONTGATE
Denby Monsoon Lucille Silver Covered Sugar Bowl - MLS-041
$18.99 | Hayneedle
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™