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    Default Question for those of you in charity quilting groups . . .

    I'm tempted to start this post in the "rants" section, because I feel one coming on, but I will try and contain myself.

    Here is my question: What does your group use on the back side of your quilts that you are going to give to charity? Do you use muslin? Or do you use nice fabric that could be used on the front (especially on borders and sashing)?

    Thanks for your input!

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    Default Re: Question for those of you in charity quilting groups . . .

    We use fabric, 100% cotton and if we have large pieces that is great but many times we piece the backs.
    we use any 100%cotton fabric that is donated on both the front and the back.

    if we had muslin then I think we would be using that. (not sure why this would be bad ?? )

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    Default Re: Question for those of you in charity quilting groups . . .

    My mother-in-law is part of a quilting group through her church. They use sheets for the backing and bring it forward for binding the quilt as well.

    The church relies on donations for their quilting needs so they use what they are given.

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    Default Re: Question for those of you in charity quilting groups . . .

    I use muslin, flannel, cotton - whatever I have, usually purchased on sale. I've not once had any of them turned back for not being all quilt shop quality fabrics.

    I often use good quality wide muslin for the back on my personal quilts too. I like the way it washes.
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    Default Re: Question for those of you in charity quilting groups . . .

    I use what ever I have available. I make a lot of smaller quilts and am able to use regular yardage, but I do use muslin and flannel or even sheets.
    Blankets wrap you in warmth, quilts wrap you in love

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    Default Re: Question for those of you in charity quilting groups . . .

    I have checked into several different charity quilt groups in the area. They have not said anything about a specific type of backing being required. More often it is that the quilts must be machine pieced and quilted for safety issued like not getting something caught in a tie on a quilt.

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    Default Re: Question for those of you in charity quilting groups . . .

    We don't use any muslin, but that's just because it's not any of our preference. There's one set of quilts we give each year to those graduating from a children's home we support. That's the only set of quilts we have a rule about. Only high quality quilt shop fabric in those. The rest we use cottons from JoAnn or Hancocks too.
    We all feel we should give quilts that we'd like to have ourselves. We give to people who are ill, auction pieces for benefits, etc.

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    Default Re: Question for those of you in charity quilting groups . . .

    Our group uses donated money from military wives groups to buy fabric for all our charity quilts.

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    Default Re: Question for those of you in charity quilting groups . . .

    I think as a group, if it is a problem you should talk to her about it if it is something that bothers you. IMO
    Blankets wrap you in warmth, quilts wrap you in love

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    Default Re: Question for those of you in charity quilting groups . . .

    Thanks everyone. I was wondering if I was alone in thinking muslin would be fine. When the rest of our top makers get back from their winter retreats, some decisions will need to be made. Good to know what others are doing.

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