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Thread: Stiff fabric

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    Senior Member sonisew's Avatar
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    Post Stiff fabric

    Hello all! I have a fabric panel and i want to make it stiff so that it doesn't bend so easy. I want this for a door hanging. any suggestions on what i should use to make the fabric stiff?

    thanks for any help.
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    Starch can make fabric stiff!
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    When I was making fabric bows for Easter Baskets (years ago) I would use some fabric stiffner by Ailene.( forgive spelling). It was either in a can or bottle, sorry just can't remember. But I would find it in the craft section at the stores.

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    Iron on heavy weight interfacing.

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    Go to either Joan's or Hancock's and ask the clerks about the interfacing they have. That will give you a wide choice. And, you can feel how stiff each is. Ask if after washing will the product soften up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltsRfun View Post
    Iron on heavy weight interfacing.
    That is my suggestion also.

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    Yes, I also agree to go look at the interfacing sold in any of the chain store. Of you want it stiff as a board, how about mounting on it onto the lightweight cord board.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sonisew View Post
    Hello all! I have a fabric panel and i want to make it stiff so that it doesn't bend so easy. I want this for a door hanging. any suggestions on what i should use to make the fabric stiff?

    thanks for any help.

    I'd just make sure the hanger was solid and wouldn't let the hanging get too out of place.
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    Thanks everyone for all of your suggestions!
    SoniSew

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    Terial Magic will stiffed it too. It does wash out so keep that in mind.
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