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Thread: T-shirt Quilt ?

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    Super Member Ripped on Scotch's Avatar
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    When you guys make a t-shirt quilt do you put interfacing or a stabilizer of some type on the back of it? I'm making 3 t-shirt quilt with my mom of my brothers shirts, one for my parents, 1 for me and 1 for my sister. the plan is to have all 3 done for before the anniversary of his death. but I wasn't sure what you would use since shirts are a little stretchy. Any advice that you have would be really helpful. Thanks!

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    I use what is called fashion fuse to back the blocks. Works great.

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    Yes, the t-shirts need some type of stabilizer to prevent stretching. I use a lightweight fusible interfacing made by Pellon and it works great. Just cut your t-shirt larger than what you want the finished size to be. Iron on the stabilizer, and then trim your shirt down to the finished size.

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    I used the fusible tricot interfacing...I was very pleased with the result. You just have to be sure to put the stretch opposite of the way the t-shirt stretches. It was very soft when done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShowMama
    Yes, the t-shirts need some type of stabilizer to prevent stretching. I use a lightweight fusible interfacing made by Pellon and it works great.
    I use this kind too. Unlike many, I cut my T-shirt to size and iron on a same size piece of the stabilizer so as not to waste any. Works fine. I have make at least 6 T-Shirt quilts and all of them turned out just fine.

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    I also use fusible tricot interfacing. Have done two quilts that way. It works well

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    Yes I always use a stabilizer on any knit fabric or it will stretch out of shape.

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    I've made t-shirt quilts, using lightweight fusible interfacing to stabilize the stretchy t-shirt material. It worked great, and my "customers" were well pleased with the result.

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    i used a light fusible stabilizer, but can't remember the brand

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    And "press" do not "iron" knit fabric. I know it takes more time setting the iron down and moving it instead of moving it back and forth, but you will have issues as it stretches if you do.

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