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Thread: fusible batting

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    fusible batting

    Today I am going to try using fusible batting and preprinted backing fabric with quilting lines on it. I am trying it out on a selvage quilt. I am a little nervous since I have never used either of these products before. I will update when I am done.

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    Good luck, yes let us know how you make out,thanks.
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    Good luck. I hate fusible batting!

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    best wishes for a great finish !
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    I love Hobbs 80/20 fusible batt. It is dry ironed to the quilt top and back. I iron a larger quilt on the old carpet so it lays full size and flat. I spread out the back (right side down), lay the batt on top and then the top down right side up. I then iron the sandwich together, flip it over and iron the back, fixing any wrinkles and when it looks perfect, I put a few safety pins along the sides to prevent it separating. I start machine quilting from the center and about half way finished, I re-iron the back if needed. Good luck and I have not had any puckers on my quilt backs since I started using it.

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    i used fusible batting once for my MIL and never again. i hate that stuff.

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    I have used Fusible Batting and I like it. I use it mostly on Table Runners or Wall quilts. Works great for me.

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    I looked up the preprinted backings and it didn't say, but will ironing set the ink on the backing and make it not wash out? I know that can happen with washable pens.

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    I've never used fusible batting. To be honest, the idea of it kind of scares me. I'd be worried I'd end up with wrinkles or puckers.

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    I love fusible batting and no longer want to use anything else. I use Hobbs 80/20 fusible batting, like the member above, and find it easy to use and so much better than trying to hand-baste classic batting. I admire quilters who can do hand-basting but for me, fusible batting is the way to go. I've done 6 quilts with it in the past year, and have finally tamed my UFO pile.
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