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Thread: Backing for Thin Material

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    Super Member Twisted Quilter's Avatar
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    I read somewhere about a product that could be used to strengthen thin material. I believe it was some sort of a backing.

    Anybody know what I'm talking about?

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    There are all sorts of fusible and sew-in interfacings, depending on what you have and how much reinforcing it needs. Some people use muslin as a lining, too. Just realize that too-thin fabric won't hold up as well as quilt-weight cottons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twisted Quilter
    I read somewhere about a product that could be used to strengthen thin material. I believe it was some sort of a backing.

    Anybody know what I'm talking about?
    Are you talking about stabilizer? So your fabric doesn't pucker when doing machine applique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonpi
    There are all sorts of fusible and sew-in interfacings, depending on what you have and how much reinforcing it needs. Some people use muslin as a lining, too. Just realize that too-thin fabric won't hold up as well as quilt-weight cottons.
    I believe it was called interfacing. I've made a few squares and some of the material is really thin compared to others. Not sure, but I think you ironed it on the back. :shock:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonpi
    There are all sorts of fusible and sew-in interfacings, depending on what you have and how much reinforcing it needs. Some people use muslin as a lining, too. Just realize that too-thin fabric won't hold up as well as quilt-weight cottons.
    I believe it was called interfacing. I've made a few squares and some of the material is really thin compared to others. Not sure, but I think you ironed it on the back. :shock:

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    I've used interfacing in me sewing but not in my quilting. Maybe I'm missing something.

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    Yes, quilters do use a thin iron on interfacing to stabilize fabrics for quilting. Most fabrics stores carry this :D:D:D

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