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Thread: Thin Material, do I dare to use?

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    Junior Member YC Quilter's Avatar
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    Thin Material, do I dare to use?

    I am in the process of cutting up FQs for Turning 21 Again quilt. One of the fabrics my DIL sent for from Lily fabrics. It is very thin. I'm worried about how well it will wear. Someone suggested using lightweight fusible interfacing behind it to make it more sturdy. Any one have any thoughts? In the picture, you can see in the lower left corner a yellow square from my cutting board showing thru. (sorry, My upload of picture is failing!?)

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    I wouldn't use it, if you question how long it will wear ... especially if all other fabrics seem to be fairly durable.
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    I think I would use it for something else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Crafter View Post
    I wouldn't use it, if you question how long it will wear ... especially if all other fabrics seem to be fairly durable.
    I Agree....better to leave it be than to take apart your quilt later to replace it IMHO
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    using a stablizer is always an option when fabrics are thin- there is no reason not to if you want to include it.
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    If you're worried I wouldn't use it.

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    I think I would be worried about the tightness of the weave. Thin can be OK if its a tight weave.... but thin and a loose weave ... set it aside... it will not wear well.

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    Stabilizer is not going to help thin fabric wear better. It may hide some of thinness, but it's not going to make you happy in the long run. Use something else!

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    I agree - if it's not the same 'feel' as the other fabrics you're using - don't use it. The difference will be very apparent. IMHO
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    I dont think I would use it. I actually have that problem with some material a lady at work gave me.. It has lovely patterns but some of it is just so thin I hesitate to use it in a quilt. I have been making quilted purses with my favorite ones because I figure a purse hardly gets washed and we change them so often they may not need to hold up for years.

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