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Thread: To use stabilizer or not?

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    I am planning to make 9 pillows, hand appliqued and hand quilted, decorated with buttons and beads. I will use 100% cotton, a very light batting (Pellon i think) and a piece of muslin behind the batting. My question is should I also use stabilizer behind the cotton top, and should I sew the buttons through all layers of the pillow top to just the top fabric? It's a big project and I want to get it right so I would appreciate any ideas you have. Thanks in advance. Gaga

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    personally I would skip the stabilizer and sew thru all

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    I'd try one that way and then see how you think it went. Then adjust your plans. I'm planning on making a sit-up-in-bed pillow for myself and plan on using thermolan as a thin batting. I'm going to machine quilt, though.

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    sew through all

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