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QOD: 2-utlity muslin uses

Posted by rosajoe (My Page) on
Sat, Feb 5, 11 at 13:26

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.
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???

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RE: QOD: 2-utlity muslin uses

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.

RE: QOD: 2-utlity muslin uses

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.

RE: QOD: 2-utlity muslin uses

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.


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