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Thread: Have you ever tried this?

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    Super Member twinkie's Avatar
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    I was looking for something to use to create a little stability to some of the table toppers, table runners, mug rugs and coasters I was making. I didn't like how the "stabilizers" and fusibles I tried made my projects too stiff. I also didn't like how batting gave them too much movement when something was placed on the coasters and mug rugs. I was in Wal-Mart one day looking for something to use when I spotted white felt on the bolt. I purchased a yard and have fallen in love. On my pot holders I use a square of felt and a square of Insulbrite. It gives them a nice thickness for a pot holder and yet it is not stiff. You all may already be using this and I am just sloooooowwww to catch on, but thought I would pass this on. It is also pretty reasonable. I think it is 54" wide and only about $2.74 a yard.
    It seems to work well to FMQ on table toppers also.

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    Hmmm... I may have to try that. I typically use Pellon fusible fleece for table runners, I really like the way it "performs" for that function.

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    I really like the felt idea--pliable yet thick enough.

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    Won't felt shrink when washed?

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    Super Member twinkie's Avatar
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    I haven't found any problem with it shrinking.

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    Just remember that some felt is wool and will shrink when washed. I believe they do make a washable and felt and maybe that is what you purchased.

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    Super Member twinkie's Avatar
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    The felt I used was cotton. Thanks for the warning about the wool felt. Appreciate the heads up. I am mainly a self taught quilter (if you can call me that). Most of my ideas are created by trial and error. Mostly error. LOL

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    Thanks for the tip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinkie
    I haven't found any problem with it shrinking.
    I have had disastrous results with cheap felt in the past with it just disintegrating (sp?) in the wash. I wonder if it will bunch up in a potholder after laundering. My potholders get washed a lot and I want them to hold up. I find 2 layers of insulbright works well. I don't make the other things so I don't know about using felt for them.

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    Alot of the new felt isnt wool anymore, I think its poly? So maybe the new stuff doesnt shrink? Not sure........

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