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Thread: Fusible Batting

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    Super Member ScubaK's Avatar
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    I was in JoAnns today and saw fusible low loft batting.
    Has anyone tried this?
    I was thinking with my limited space to lay out/sandwich and pin a quilt that this might make the job easier and reduce the puckers.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Kirsten

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    I used to use it but have switched to pins. Sometimes it worked and sometimes not, so I dont trust it anymore.

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    I've used it for smaller projects only & it worked well.

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    I have used it on all my projects, large and small and it works fine. Especially on the large quilts.

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    I may have to try it on maybe a lap quilt or crib size...
    Just for kicks...
    I do like having things pinned...seems more stable to me and I can come back to it when I like...
    Kirsten

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    I like it for small projects, but it's unweildy to use on a large quilt. Everything else, I spray baste!

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    Super Member ScubaK's Avatar
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    CJTinkle...
    You spray baste...not pin????
    Please explain...
    I thought I had to pin.
    K

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    I used to pin, but I don't anymore. I use 505 spray (love that stuff!).

    I lay my batting out, then my top on top of it, smooth it all out and make sure it's square. Then I fold back one side to the center, spray the batting, and carefully smooth the quilt top back down. Rinse and repeat for the other half.

    I will then "baste" the major outlines (borders and blocks) if I'm going to embroider.

    If it's a simple quilt, I spray baste the backingon in the same matter, and stabilize the quilt by basting the borders and blocks, then quilt as usual.

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    I used it on some twin bed quilts I made my nieces. I found it to be not the greatest, especially trying to stuff it all under my machine to quilt. It was "sticky" and just not something I wanted to use again. I found I not only had to iron it to my quilt top but also my backing fabric. Double the work... :P

    I think smaller projects that don't require alot of handling, it might be a better choice. I prefer hand basting.
    HTH,
    Julie

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