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Thread: How do you use pre-quilted fabric?

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    Senior Member donna13350's Avatar
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    For the life of me, I don't get it...if you put a top on it, you would have to quilt through the layers, then you'd just have a mess on the back, right? What do you do with it?

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    Bags, casserole carriers, kitchen items, Christmas tree skirts, stockings, - it depends on the print.

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    Quick as a flash baby quilts? :)

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    They have been using pre-quilted fabric here in Japan for many years to make tote bags and floor cushion covers.

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    I used some to do tablerunners and placemats in the sew and flip method. When finished, I lifted the white pre-quilted thread and pulled it out until just my flip and sew stitches showed. I put a binding on it and you would never know it was pre-quilted fabric. I had a ton of it to use up and didn't like the look of the pre-quilted on my projects. Sounds crazy? then just use it for potholder, mug rugs and casserole dishes like someone mentioned.

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    Totes, Diaper bags

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    My mom's made purses out of it. She makes a knock-off of the Vera Bradley kind and this saves her from having to quilt the material first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qbquilts
    My mom's made purses out of it. She makes a knock-off of the Vera Bradley kind and this saves her from having to quilt the material first.
    Ditto here.

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    OK !! I get it...pre-quilted fabric isn't generally used for quilts! LOL...no wonder I couldn't get it! I t makes sense for bags, totes and pot holders, etc...thanks all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose
    Bags, casserole carriers, kitchen items, Christmas tree skirts, stockings, - it depends on the print.
    Exactly! Pillow shams, bassinet/baby basket sets, picnic blankets. Back with solids or flannels and SITD or tie at intervals (very easy, since the predone quilting is usually a grid- I do it with an isolated deco stitch like a heart, snowflake, leaf, etc. or a hand-stitched sashiko motif. If you want a thick quilt, quilt the top and a sturdy batting like W&N, then add the prequilted backing and tie discreetly. I only used prequilts when I found GORGEOUS batik ones or baby/kid/novelty ones that suit someone. Quick but nice gifts.

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