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Thread: Do t-shirt quilts need a stabilier?

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    Senior Member Gail B's Avatar
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    Do t-shirt quilts need a stabilier?

    When making a t-shirt quilt do you use a stabilizer behind the t-shirts and if you do what do you recommend?

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    You absolutely do have to stabilize the T-shirts. They are cotton knit, not a weave, and anything knit is very fluid. I know there is a stabilizer which is often recommended and which several members of my quilting group say is really hard to work with, and I forget what it is called (Is is "woven"? and you are supposed to place the weave cross ways to the way the knit stretches the most? That's what I think I remember, lol). But I do remember that what they prefer to use is the thinnest one JoAnn's has---It's only about 99 cents a yard and doesn't stretch. Fuse to the backside of the T-shirts before cutting out the squares.

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    Here's a Missouri Star Quilting Company video on making a t-shirt quilt that may help.

    Found this on youtube.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JE3jqR2N4KA

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    Yes absolutely!
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    Thank you so much for the link. Never thought to look on YouTube. Just viewed the tute & I'm on my way to purchase the stabilizer.

    Quote Originally Posted by annthreecats View Post
    Here's a Missouri Star Quilting Company video on making a t-shirt quilt that may help.

    Found this on youtube.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JE3jqR2N4KA

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    I did one using the tricot stabilizer...it came out very soft and I would definitely use that again. You iron it on with the stretch going the opposite way of the stretch in the tee shirt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by annthreecats View Post
    Here's a Missouri Star Quilting Company video on making a t-shirt quilt that may help.

    Found this on youtube.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JE3jqR2N4KA
    Thanks for sharing this link, I try this link and also I make some b est video for t-shirts. When I open this link that time its not working properly so can you tell me what should I have to do? If you have any another link than please share with me.

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