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Thread: Interfacing and hand quilting

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    Senior Member meyert's Avatar
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    Interfacing and hand quilting

    Hello! I am going to be using interfacing for the first time on a quilt that I am starting. When I do my quilting I do it by hand. (I usually like to watch TV and quilt - sort of relaxing for me) Will the interfacing make it more difficult to hand quilt my project?

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    It could, depending on how heavy an interface it is. Why are you using an interfacing? Is there a knit in the quilt and your are trying to keep it from stretching out of shape? Or do you have a fabric that frays easily like a metallic lame' fabric? Or a really thin fabric that you want to reinforce and prevent "shadowing" of the seam allowance? I think if you use the lightest weight one you can you should be ok. It might be a little harder to needle so you may not be able to load as many stitches on your needle as you normally would. If it is a knit involved you might not be able to take as small a stitch.

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    Thank you for your reply.....I am going to be using different fabrics and I am mainly going to use the interfacing on some Tshirt material - - I want to do what I can to keep these blocks from stretching. I have purchased Lightweight and medium weight interfacing because I was not sure which would be best. Maybe the lightweight will work for my quilt Good point about the larger quilt stitching on the knits.. I will keep that in mind

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