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Thread: thin fabric

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    thin fabric

    I was asked to make a quilt using a thin muslin that had been embroidered. The blocks are lovely!
    Of course the batting can be seen through the blocks and they are going to wear fast.
    My question is:
    Can I line the blocks to prevent them from wearing as fast or will it not make a difference??
    I suggested framing the embroidery, but they want a quilt.

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    Maybe some lightweight fusible interfacing?
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    Agreed!!!!!

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    Yes, I've used lightweight, fusible interfacing on thin fabrics, and it really makes a difference. First of all, the fabric is easier to work with. And of course, it lasts much, much longer than thin fabric because it can take much more wear. An embroidered quilt certainly would be beautiful!
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    You can use another layer of muslin. Just press them together and treat it as one fabric. I've had some lightweight interfacing wrinkle slightly when laundered in apparel so I'd prefer the muslin. It will cost less, too. because interfacing isn't very wide.

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    First figure out how much it will cost to back them with fusible interfacing. If they are happy with the added cost, then do it. Most people have no idea of how much it costs to make a quilt. It is always better to get the money issue settled before adding any costs.

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    I would use a layer of muslin and spray baste it on the back of the blocks -- when the quilt is done, the muslin will wash out. I too have had issues with some of the light weight fusible webs when they are washed a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnLady1 View Post
    I would use a layer of muslin and spray baste it on the back of the blocks -- when the quilt is done, the muslin will wash out. I too have had issues with some of the light weight fusible webs when they are washed a lot.
    I agree with you. I wouldn't use fusible interfacing--as it might decide to wrinkle after a year or so or if they put it in the dryer. Be safe and use muslin.

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    Thank you!!! I wasn't sure if adding another layer of muslin on the back would work or not. If I was the owner of the gorgeous blocks I would frame them so they would last forever.
    The person embroidering them was extremely talented!!!!

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