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Thread: William Morris Quilt Info

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    Senior Member Joy Higdon's Avatar
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    I am getting ready to start my William Morris quilt and I have a question. I purchased quite a bit of background fabric online that looked ideal. It is nice fabric but I can see my hand through it. Can anyone advise me if that would be too thin or not? I have always appliqued with new fabric but understand I have to prewash the fabric for this quilt in order for the fusible to stick and it can not be starched. Any response will be appreciated.

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    Is it so thin that you should put a permanent foundation behind it? I have done that too, with thin fabric for the background, thinking by the time I add batting and backing, it would be OK - but you can see the 1/4" seams thru on the top and I don't like that. When I was experimenting and learning different techniques of applique, it wasn't such a bad thing, but now I prefer to use a bit heavier (I love Kona) for the background. It also has a better feel, I think, and not so flimsy-I am looking forward to others comments too.

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    Thank you, Jill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanuatu Jill
    Is it so thin that you should put a permanent foundation behind it? I have done that too, with thin fabric for the background, thinking by the time I add batting and backing, it would be OK - but you can see the 1/4" seams thru on the top and I don't like that. When I was experimenting and learning different techniques of applique, it wasn't such a bad thing, but now I prefer to use a bit heavier (I love Kona) for the background. It also has a better feel, I think, and not so flimsy-I am looking forward to others comments too.
    Kona is always my choice for whites and any solids that I use! Fabric.com has it on sale for $4.23 and free shipping when you spend $35

    http://www.fabric.com/SearchResults2...3-26a376046a5e

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn
    Quote Originally Posted by Vanuatu Jill
    Is it so thin that you should put a permanent foundation behind it? I have done that too, with thin fabric for the background, thinking by the time I add batting and backing, it would be OK - but you can see the 1/4" seams thru on the top and I don't like that. When I was experimenting and learning different techniques of applique, it wasn't such a bad thing, but now I prefer to use a bit heavier (I love Kona) for the background. It also has a better feel, I think, and not so flimsy-I am looking forward to others comments too.
    Kona is always my choice for whites and any solids that I use! Fabric.com has it on sale for $4.23 and free shipping when you spend $35

    http://www.fabric.com/SearchResults2...3-26a376046a5e
    Just placed an order. Thanks for the tip!

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    [/quote]

    Just placed an order. Thanks for the tip![/quote]

    You are welcome!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn
    Quote Originally Posted by Vanuatu Jill
    Is it so thin that you should put a permanent foundation behind it? I have done that too, with thin fabric for the background, thinking by the time I add batting and backing, it would be OK - but you can see the 1/4" seams thru on the top and I don't like that. When I was experimenting and learning different techniques of applique, it wasn't such a bad thing, but now I prefer to use a bit heavier (I love Kona) for the background. It also has a better feel, I think, and not so flimsy-I am looking forward to others comments too.
    Kona is always my choice for whites and any solids that I use! Fabric.com has it on sale for $4.23 and free shipping when you spend $35

    http://www.fabric.com/SearchResults2...3-26a376046a5e
    Thanks. I will order some today.

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