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quiltcrone Posted: Tue, Mar 12 2013 11:52 AM

I didn't want to waste any fat quarters or other fabric that might one day make it into a quilt, but I needed to make a LOT of practice sandwiches for FMQ. I'm using fat quarter size pieces of bleached muslin I found in my hoard along with leftover batting from quilts & other craft projects. Since the muslin is white, I use colored thread to practice so the stitches are clearly visible. I consider the batting free since it's all leftovers & while I already have quite a bit of the muslin (we keep it around for pattern making, crafts, etc) even if I had to buy it for this purpose it's a lot less expensive than most other fabric. (I buy it by the bolt at Joann's when it's on sale or with a 50% off coupon, so a bolt winds up being about 25.00- 30.00)

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ls2116 replied on Tue, Mar 12 2013 2:18 PM

great idea the muslin by the bolt.

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JanDean replied on Fri, Mar 15 2013 3:39 PM

Old Sheets also work well.

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12Months replied on Sat, Apr 6 2013 11:57 PM

can you please tell me what a fmq is?

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12Months replied on Sat, Apr 6 2013 11:57 PM

can you please tell me what a fmq is?

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Annie replied on Sun, Apr 7 2013 12:05 AM

Free motion quilting 

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