Muslin is a versatile, 100% cotton fabric. Two common variations of muslin are bleached and unbleached. Bleached muslin is white in color and unbleached is a more organic beige color with natural characteristics. Unbleached muslin features a rougher texture where bleached muslin is relatively smooth to the touch.
Depending on the project, you have two versions of a very versatile fabric that is a popular choice for many. Muslin is unfinished and affordable, making it a staple in a variety of settings where the use of a basic fabric is sufficient.
Common Muslin Uses
- Quilting: quilts, quilt backings
- Home décor: curtains, tablecloths, slipcovers, tree skirts
- Apparel: pattern making, garment draping, costuming
- Theater: theater flats, backdrops, murals