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Thread: Interfacing for t-shirt quilts

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    I want to make some t-shirt quilts but not sure what's best to use to stabilize them. I made one several years ago and they were still too stretchy. After reading this board for a few days, I know a lot of you will have good ideas. Thanks in advance

    Patty

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    I use fusible tricot, just make sure that the stretch in the fusible goes opposite of the stretch in the t shirt. Makes a soft t shirt quilt. OR, go to your local sewing store and check out what is there and what they recommend.:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    I use fusible tricot, just make sure that the stretch in the fusible goes opposite of the stretch in the t shirt. Makes a soft t shirt quilt. OR, go to your local sewing store and check out what is there and what they recommend.:)
    She is correct especially about the stretch. If the t shirt stretches across then the tricot is put on so it stretches up and down. If you have a LAQ do your quilt, she will bless you for doing that.

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    when i do a tee shirt quilt first i cut out the pattern/design about 3 inches bigger than i want it to finish ( if it is a 6 inch design, then cut it out 8 to 10 inches bigger, just wack it out, nothing fancy at this stage! ) then i use magic spray sizing and iron that design every which way possible but watch for those sticky gluey designs...they will melt and you will throw out that shirt!!

    then, i use Pellon 911 FF fusible Featherweight interfacing. i get it at JoAnns on sale for about a dollar a yard on sale....but remember it is only about 20inches wide, so plan on getting enough. cut off a section of interfacing and iron it to the back/wrong side of your tee shirt design and then you are able to fussy cut out your design....easy peasy!!

    i've never had an issue with the stretch of the interfacing....just lucky or maybe it doesn't matter??

    jodi

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    Thanks...I knew there would be lots of good ideas posted. Can't wait to get started.

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    NEEDED topic. Thanks

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