48" Unbleached Muslin Fabric
- Product ID: 8014
- Content: 100% Cotton
- Width: 48"
Thread Count: 68 x 68
Weight: 4.5 Oz
Quality 48" unbleached muslin fabric at a very, very good price. Ideal for dressmaking, theatrical design, and general-purpose use. Natural color, 4.5 oz weight. 100% cotton.
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Why did you choose this?
Is this chemically treated at all? e.g. permanent press, flame retardant
can you see through it?
BEST ANSWER: Muslin is lightweight and you would be able to see light through it, but you would not be able to see through it like a sheer fabric.
What is the differennce between Muslim and polyester/cotton?
BEST ANSWER: Muslin is 100% cotton whereas poly/cotton fabric contains a blend of polyester and cotton.
Does this come in a 48" roll or is it folded in half then rolled up? Don't have room to store a 48" tall roll.
BEST ANSWER: This will depend on how many yards are ordered. If you order 5 or less yards then it will most likely come folded. More than that will generally come rolled on a tube, not folded.
How thick is it?
BEST ANSWER: Its quite heavy for my toile work. Actually heavy enough to make bedsheets or curtains.
Is this material soft like blankey soft?
BEST ANSWER: This material is soft but is not soft the way that plush fabric is soft. We recommend ordering a sample to be sure that it will work for your project.
Wondering if the muslin is good for doll making?
BEST ANSWER: Yes, muslin can be used for doll making.
We want to use it to line a bean bag chair. Will this be heavy enough for that?
BEST ANSWER: Canvas has a similar look but is thicker, which would work better for bean bag chairs. Here's some that are a good weight:
Is this a good fabric to make bedroom curtains and which would take dye better?
BEST ANSWER: I owned a window covering business for over 20 years and would not use muslin for any type of window covering. A better choice would be a cotton sateen. Yes, it is going to cost more than muslin, but will yield a better result. An added benefit would be that you can skip the dying process as there are so many color choices available in cotton sateen. If you don't like the luster of cotton sateen, there also some low luster cotton fabrics available. And make sure that the fabric you purchase is classified as a drapery or multipurpose home furnishings fabric.
can this fabric be used for hand embroidery?
BEST ANSWER: I would think so. It should work well. (I do embroidery myself.) Keep in mind it is yellowish, since it is unbleached. Some light to moderate embroidery should be fine, (maybe a monogram or border) however, if I were doing much embroidery, a lot of satin stitch, or crewel work, or very dense, I would back this fabric (or any fabric) with some kind of interfacing, even lightweight interfacing. I have gotten interfacings that are specifically aimed at embroidery work.
Would this product be good as a wall covering in an art gallery? Something that will hold up to repeated nailing of artwork?
BEST ANSWER: I’m not sure. I used it for a colonial dress. I imagine that it would show the nail holes after many uses.
Can I make a backdrop and paint on it?
BEST ANSWER: I don’t think so. The fabric would absorb the paint.
Is muslin durable enough to make tote/grocery bags with?
BEST ANSWER: Muslin is pretty durable, but not durable enough for handles and the handle attachment points. Would last a lot longer than a plastic bag, but wear out much sooner than a cotton duck bag.
Will water go through this.I need to strain milk whay?
BEST ANSWER: Of course. It's great for that. Be sure to pre-wash the fabric before you use it, though, to remove any sizing that might have been applied at the mill. Sizing is a solution of various compounds that give the fabric a crisp "feel" or "hand", but you don't want that to dissolve into your milk.
Would this work for a king size duvet cover or king size sheets?
BEST ANSWER: Muslin would work for a duvet cover, but may not be soft enough for sheets, depending on personal preference. We suggest a wider width muslin, like 108 or 125 inches, so seams aren't required. We recommend ordering a sample to be sure that it will work for your project. We also have a tutorial on how to make a duvet cover: www.onlinefabricstore.net/makersmill/how-to-make-a-duvet-comforter-cover/
Is this fabric prewashed? I'm trying to box up my wedding gown and it says it has to be prewashed and unbleached muslin. Thanks in advance.
BEST ANSWER: I would wash it before using it for such an important item, without fabric softeners.
would this muslin be suitable for farm style curtains?
BEST ANSWER: I think you could use this Muslin for farm style curtains but keep in mind that if exposed to direct sunlight, the longevity will probably suffer.
Is this muslin heavy enough weight to be used for a pirate style jacket? If so is it easily dyed?
BEST ANSWER: In my opinion, NO, it isn't of enough weight to be used for a pirate style jacket. I would choose a Kona cotton instead. It seems like it could be easily dyed, but you'd have to wash the fabric first, to remove any factory sizing or finish that it might have.
Can I use muslim to back curtains?
BEST ANSWER: In my opinion, NO, it isn't suitable for backing drapes. You need something more substantial that is specially made for drapery backing.
how stiff is it? I need the stiff muslin that is used in fashion schools to drape garments of the dress form.
BEST ANSWER: As a costume designer, I use this muslin to drape on the dress form and have been pleased with it. It is my go-to muslin and you can't beat the price. It has the usual stiffness of the starches and finishes applied to it in the mill. However, I will say that at 4.5 oz, it is on the lighter side of a mid-weight fabric. If you consider that duck cloth is perhaps 12 oz, and some denims 9 or 10, that gives you a comparison. I am not specifically familiar with the type of "stiff" muslin required in fashion schools but you may want to look for a higher ounce weight per yard. Maybe 5.5/6 or greater.
is this Roc-lons Natures Way muslin ?
BEST ANSWER: It ships on a round cardboard tube with no label, so I don’t know the answer to your question.
Can I order 30 yards of muslin?
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely, we have plenty in stock. If you need help with your order, contact our customer service at either email@example.com or 877-781-2967 Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm EST.
Is this muslin suitable for cheesemaking and other food uses?
BEST ANSWER: We recommend using cheesecloth.
Is this muslin good for painting theater back drops?
I was thinking of making pillow cases, would this fabric work for the pillow case you put one 1st as the under layer. Then what kind of fabric is good to make the top pillow cover? Thank you
BEST ANSWER: If you're using a pillow with feathers, we recommend ticking as this will prevent the feathers from poking through. Otherwise, sheeting would be fine.
Will it ruffled line after cutting?
BEST ANSWER: I'm not sure I understand the question, but this fabric is good for ruffles.
How well would this work for asile runner? Thank you
BEST ANSWER: This material may be too thin for that purpose, it may not stand up to repeat walking on.
how many tread per inch?
BEST ANSWER: This muslin has a thread count of 68 x 68.
how do you like the quality of the thread? is it easy to fray at the tearing edge?
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this is good quality muslin for my purpose which is as press cloth in an herbal press (holds the herbal mash while it is under high pressure to extract the liquid). I don't know about the fraying.
Exactly what I was looking for
Good quality muslin at a very, very good price. It was exactly what I was looking for.
October 14, 2016
over 2 years ago
April 12, 2017
1 year ago
Unbleached Muslin is great!
I bought five yards of the unbleached Muslin for quilting. It is a nice weight: opaque, not thin and almost transparent like other Muslins. I use this Muslim for piecing quilt blocks. It is the perfect color for combing with retro and antique print fabrics.
January 27, 2018
1 year ago
Needed unbleached muslin. Yours was good, inexpensive, and exactly right, nicely shipped as well.
August 14, 2017
1 year ago
Arrived in great condition and was what I expected.
December 15, 2017
1 year ago
Good Quality Muslin!!
The best type of quality muslin that easily goes for a lot more in local fabric stores. So glad I got 25 yards of it! This will go a long way in my sample making.
January 20, 2018
1 year ago
So far the fabric seems well worth the cost. No flaws, minimal shrinkage.
May 13, 2018
11 months ago
I use this fabric for patterns. Works great.
October 1, 2018
6 months ago
I used this fabric to line the inside of my burlap Christmas stockings. They came out amazing!
November 25, 2018
4 months ago
Nice, denser weave
Just what I needed! This muslin is an opaque, denser weave, which was what I wanted, since I'm using this muslin to protect materials for archival storage. This is also a very stable cloth with good width for pattern layout (even after pre-washing...it shrinks a little, but not as much as looser weaves of muslin), if you're using it for pattern drafting and alterations. You might want a lighter weight of muslin, however, if you're using it for underlining in clothing, because it will be a bit boardy and won't drape much.
July 8, 2018
9 months ago