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Thread: question about sweatshirt fabric

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    Power Poster sewnsewer2's Avatar
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    I'm making a sweatshirt jacket and I'm placing quilters cotton on top of the sweatshirt (store bought).

    My question.... I want to quilt it on my sewing machine, with the sweatshirt and fabric on top only. Will this be ok or do I need to put something under the sweatshirt fabric? Am I going to have a problem free motion quilting it?

    Everything has been prewashed.

    Thanks.

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    Super Member Marcia's Avatar
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    I would put a stabilizer behind the sweatshirt to keep it from stretching as you sew.

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    I am no expert! but I think you would have to put some kind of batting between the 2. I would so that you can tell it is quilted.

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    In sweatshirts I have done, Ihave not used any batting between the quilted fabric and sweatshirt fabric. However, you should use a stabilizer beneath the sweatshirt before you do you free motion quilting on it. I am afraid that coupling batting in between the layers with the fleece of the sweatshirt might make your jacket too bulky and way too hot to be comfortable.

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    Thanks you everyone! :D

    I just don't want the pieced fabrics to puff out is why I think quilting it would be better, to make stay down.

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