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Thread: fusible batting

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    Senior Member Mary M's Avatar
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    Just finished sandwiching [no not lunch] my pieces together with fusible batting. I have never used it before but it seemed like a way to avoid using the stinky quilt adhesive. I am wondering if I should also do some pinning to hold it altogether. I am reallyhoping it stays togehter well while I am quilting. I would love to hear from any of you that has used it and what the results were. thanks, Mary

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    I used it for a small baby quilt. It seemed great... and appeared to be together nicely. Then after working with it awhile, I noticed some areas coming loose and would go back to the ironing board and press/steam again. I wondered if perhaps I was a little impatient when steaming the first time. I would probably use it again on small projects. I'm interested to see others' experience with it.

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    should stay together...I did a lap quilt with it and it was fine

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    I use it for wallhangings and small projects because I don't have a large space for ironing. I put a few pins around the outside just to be safe.

    One caution: after sandwiching and fusing it together, I was smoothing the top some more and I felt something hard towards the middle. I thought I left a pin. I lifted the quilt top and there was a small hard piece of glue-small, round, size of a baby aspirin and hard as a rock. I'm so glad I found it before I started quilting--would have broken the needle for sure. Now I really smooth over the top and check for un-desolved glue pieces any time I use fusible. Just a suggestion; I've never encountered this again, but you may want to do a check before you start quilting.

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    I put some pins in too... I found that it wanted to come loose in places. :D:D:D

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    Senior Member Mary M's Avatar
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    Thanks for the info. I did do a lot of pinning and machine basting because it seemed to not be holding well. I doubt if I will be buying more of it. Had to try it though because I really hate using the baste spray even though it does a good job of holding the sandwich together.

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