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Thread: Need help from anyone who has made a T-shirt quilt in the past....

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    Senior Member Lstew2212's Avatar
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    Need help from anyone who has made a T-shirt quilt in the past....

    I am making a t-shirt quilt for my husband. I bought the wrong stabilizer, 5 yards of it with no fusible side. Has anyone used the spray adhesive. I over heard a person at my fabric store say you can use it for anything.

    This is my second t shirt quilt. My first one came out great. I used all the right materials on the first one.

    I hate to waste anything. You should see my scrap bin. LOL

    Thanks in advance for the help.
    Happy Sewing, Lisa E.

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    I would be concerned that the spray on adhesive would wash out, leaving your t-shirt blocks unstabilized. Sorry, but if it were me I'd just gut it up and buy the correct stabilizer.....good luck
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    I agree with davis2se, the right stuff makes a project that much easier to do. Happy New Year!!
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    I think that will be the best also. Thanks
    Happy Sewing, Lisa E.

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    Question from someone who has never made a T-shirt quilt but recently got a request. What stabilizer do you use?

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    [I use a light weight fuse-able stabilizer. This make the t shirts less stretchy. I got my patterns and directions from the internet. Just enter T-Shirt quilts into your search engine.]
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltsRfun View Post
    Question from someone who has never made a T-shirt quilt but recently got a request. What stabilizer do you use?
    Happy Sewing, Lisa E.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lstew2212 View Post
    [I use a light weight fuse-able stabilizer. This make the t shirts less stretchy. I got my patterns and directions from the internet. Just enter T-Shirt quilts into your search engine.]
    Thanks for your help.

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    Personally...I think I would try the spray adhesive on an section of a Tshirt that won't be included and see how it looked. You know from having made one already what to expect. If it holds up while you are sewing it together I think that would be fine...once it is quilted it will be stabilized more.

    Some of my iron-on stabilizer was loose by the time I got the sewing done. If it doesn't look right...then sell what you have left on here and get what you need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lstew2212 View Post
    [I use a light weight fuse-able stabilizer. This make the t shirts less stretchy. I got my patterns and directions from the internet. Just enter T-Shirt quilts into your search engine.]
    It needs to be NON-WOVEN so it doesn't stretch...it sometimes is hard to find at Joanns, but they can help you.

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    The stabilizer is dirt cheap. I would save the other stabilizer for another project.

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