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Old 01-21-2010, 02:25 PM
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I read somewhere about a product that could be used to strengthen thin material. I believe it was some sort of a backing.

Anybody know what I'm talking about?
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Old 01-21-2010, 02:33 PM
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There are all sorts of fusible and sew-in interfacings, depending on what you have and how much reinforcing it needs. Some people use muslin as a lining, too. Just realize that too-thin fabric won't hold up as well as quilt-weight cottons.
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Old 01-21-2010, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Twisted Quilter
I read somewhere about a product that could be used to strengthen thin material. I believe it was some sort of a backing.

Anybody know what I'm talking about?
Are you talking about stabilizer? So your fabric doesn't pucker when doing machine applique.
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Old 01-21-2010, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Moonpi
There are all sorts of fusible and sew-in interfacings, depending on what you have and how much reinforcing it needs. Some people use muslin as a lining, too. Just realize that too-thin fabric won't hold up as well as quilt-weight cottons.
I believe it was called interfacing. I've made a few squares and some of the material is really thin compared to others. Not sure, but I think you ironed it on the back. :shock:
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Originally Posted by Moonpi
There are all sorts of fusible and sew-in interfacings, depending on what you have and how much reinforcing it needs. Some people use muslin as a lining, too. Just realize that too-thin fabric won't hold up as well as quilt-weight cottons.
I believe it was called interfacing. I've made a few squares and some of the material is really thin compared to others. Not sure, but I think you ironed it on the back. :shock:
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Old 01-21-2010, 06:51 PM
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I've used interfacing in me sewing but not in my quilting. Maybe I'm missing something.
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Old 01-22-2010, 03:08 PM
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Yes, quilters do use a thin iron on interfacing to stabilize fabrics for quilting. Most fabrics stores carry this :D:D:D
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