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Date: 10/18/12 11:03 PM

does anyone have a super cheap source for muslin type fabric for doing mock ups?

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Date: 10/19/12 0:11 AM

Do you have a thrift store nearby? I like to buy flat sheets and use them for my muslins. I also watch yard sales thru the summer, many times I can get a sheet for .25 or a set for a 1.00, I get quite a few muslins for that price.

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Date: 10/19/12 2:50 AM

Ikea has inexpensive muslin like fabric, if you have one of those near you. I think it's called bomull

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Date: 10/19/12 6:13 AM

My nearest Walmart has cotton muslin in at least a couple of weights.

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Date: 10/19/12 6:58 AM

Thanks. I am always on the lookout here too. Like the idea of my old sheets with holes and stains. I have also learned to keep an eye on fabric store sales as far as type (cotton, knit) not pattern, sometimes less than $2yd. I also search Goodwill for oversize clothes. For $1-2 I can cut my size from a larger size garment, again just match the fabric in garments being bundled on bargain days. Craigslist also is good in larger metro areas. Folks sell estate fabric and garments at rock bottom/OBO.

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Date: 10/19/12 5:08 PM

I second the idea of cheap sheets from the thrift store. If you don't have a thrift nearby, sometimes Wal-Mart will have some super cheap flat sheets.

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Date: 10/20/12 1:44 AM

I like actual muslin so I can mark on it if need be; I buy a bolt at Joann's with one of the 40% coupons every so often.

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