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    A few weeks ago Joanne's had a sale on 10 yards of Fuasble interfacing for 2.99...normal price 9.99. I have no idea what I am going to do with them. I bought 3 but figured it was a good sale and since I am still very new at sewing thought I may use it for something. Do any of you use Fuasble interfacing for quilting and if so for what type of projects?

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    I use it for T-shirt quilts, purses and have used it on white fabric to make it less see thru and on craft projects and purses.

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    appliques, but you do want the lighter weight fusible if using on a quilt. Some of the more heavier fusibles make things too stiff. so if you plan to use on a quilt, test out a smaple piece first. I didn't the first time and was quite disappointed that my large appliques were too stiff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clem55
    appliques, but you do want the lighter weight fusible if using on a quilt. Some of the more heavier fusibles make things too stiff. so if you plan to use on a quilt, test out a smaple piece first. I didn't the first time and was quite disappointed that my large appliques were too stiff.
    I think you mean using fusible web not fusible interfacing for appliqué. The purpose of fusible interfacing is to add stiffness. Fusible web is simply an adhesive.

    There are many types and weights of interfacing and that will determine what it is used for. Do you know what brand and product number you bought?

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    One thing I use it for is putting labels on my finished quilts (whenever that happens!!! Actually, quite often.) I cut the fusible the same size as the label, sew them right sides together, slit the interfacing so I can turn everything right side out. The label can then be pressed to the quilt and won't slip around while I hand stitch it on.

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    You can use fusible interfacing to combine pieces of batting instead of sewing it. Just cut it into 1.5" strips. I used the lightest weight from JoAnn's. At the price you mention, you probably have the lightest weight also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider
    Quote Originally Posted by clem55
    appliques, but you do want the lighter weight fusible if using on a quilt. Some of the more heavier fusibles make things too stiff. so if you plan to use on a quilt, test out a smaple piece first. I didn't the first time and was quite disappointed that my large appliques were too stiff.
    I think you mean using fusible web not fusible interfacing for appliqué. The purpose of fusible interfacing is to add stiffness. Fusible web is simply an adhesive.

    There are many types and weights of interfacing and that will determine what it is used for. Do you know what brand and product number you bought?
    You can use light weight fusible interfacing for applique, Eleanor Burns has a technique she teaches in her shows.

    You cut out your applique shape out of the fabric and fusible.
    Put the right side of fabric facing the fusible side of the interfacing.
    Stitch around the whole outer perimeter of the piece.
    Make a small clip in the center of the interfacing, turn the piece right side out.
    Smooth and shape the applique piece so it lays nicely.
    Iron the applique piece onto the block, border or quilt top.
    Hand or machine sew the applique pieces in place :D:D:D

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    [quote=ghostrider]
    Quote Originally Posted by clem55
    appliques, but you do want the lighter weight fusible if using on a quilt. Some of the more heavier fusibles make things too stiff. so if you plan to use on a quilt, test out a smaple piece first. I didn't the first time and was quite disappointed that my large appliques were too stiff.
    I think you mean using fusible web not fusible interfacing for appliqué. The purpose of fusible interfacing is to add stiffness. Fusible web is simply an adhesive.

    There are many types and weights of interfacing and that will determine what it is used for. Do you know what brand and product number you bought?[/quote

    I actually wanted to use the interfacing. I didn't want my edges to fray, and I didn't want background fabric showing through. I then used a glue stick to hold them in place when sewing. After my first one, I found a very lightweight fusible interfacing that actually was described to me for using on appliques for quilts. It served my purpose and worked just fine. I also have used the wonder under or stitch witchery for appliques, but found either worked just fine. Her question was about using interfacing, not webbing.

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    I have a friend who uses it in quilting. I don't care for it as it is too stiff. But I do like the very light interfacing for applique' work.

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    I use it on hearts or sunbonnet sue appliques. i do the Eleanor Burns of Quilt in a Day method where she traces the heart onto the fusible (non bumpy side) and places that on top of the fabric, sew on the traced line. then snip an opening in the fusible and turn right side out.
    that turning places the bumpy side on the back and you fuse it to your background fabric and sew down by machine.

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