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Thread: Ideas on how to use leftover fusible interfacing?

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    Super Member Flying_V_Goddess's Avatar
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    For the t-shirt quilt, I bought six yards of lightweight fusible interfacing (bought more interfacing than fabric that day!). Most of my shirts will be cut to 15.5" square so basically I'll end up with this 6.5"x216" yard strip of interfacing.

    What in the world am I going to do with a half foot by six yard strip of interfacing??? Any suggestions on how to use it all up?

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    I reuse it for other T-shirt quilts. I will put two or 3 pieces together to cover the area I need.

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    I cut 1 1/2" strips the length of the interfacing and then butt up my leftover batting [cotton not poly] and presto you have a larger piece and do not have to hand sew together. I have made several large quilts using up all my leftovers this way. Make sure the edges are butted up and not scrunched up. A lot of the pieces have to be trimmed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat Mauer
    I cut 1 1/2" strips the length of the interfacing and then butt up my leftover batting [cotton not poly] and presto you have a larger piece and do not have to hand sew together. I have made several large quilts using up all my leftovers this way. Make sure the edges are butted up and not scrunched up. A lot of the pieces have to be trimmed.

    What a good idea that is!

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    You can also use it for applique work. Check out Eleanor Burns for this method, she may have a video on her website :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    You can also use it for applique work. Check out Eleanor Burns for this method, she may have a video on her website :D:D:D
    But applique scares me. :(

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    Put the strips in a zip loc and you will find many uses for them. Never throw out scraps of fusible.

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    Make wallets, change purses or mug heating pads like the cardboard ones Tim Horton's puts on their to go cups. Make a bunch ahead of time with your scrap interfacing and scrap fabrics for quick and always ready gifts.

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    I used my fusible scraps when I made a purse; just ironed it on in pieces to make a solid backing on the fabric. It worked great!

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    You can use it for applique. Add it to your stash.....you will use it eventually.

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