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Thread: Do I use interfacing?

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    Do I use interfacing?

    Good Morning Everyone!

    I am making my mother a quilted tablecloth using this pattern (http://www.unitednotions.com/fp_freebird.pdf) I'm not using quite so many fabrics though lol.

    What I was wondering is: do I need to use interfacing with this pattern? I was just going to make the topper and quilt it to a backing, but now I'm wondering if I need something more.

    Thanks for all of the input!

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    I suggest using a very thin batt like Warm and Natural. That would give it a bit of stability.
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    I really like that pattern and had a friend do a similar pattern and she had problems with the narrowing of the wedges-wasn't accurate enough with seam allowances and the topper didn't lay flat. I would not use interfacing but would use flannel instead of batting just to give the seams a little padding.
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    I would make sure that all the components are shrunk before cutting anything.

    I don't think the puckered look works well with tablecloths.

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    I would preshrink flannel (wash and dry twice) and use that as the batting.

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    No, you wouldn't need to use interfacing. If you really wanted an inner layer, maybe just a layer of flannel? Something lightweight so it stays soft, doesn't get stiffl

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