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base fabric for a stained glass appliqué wall hanging

Old 08-10-2013, 02:58 PM
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I am going to make a wall hanging of a cross with rays of different color batiks coming from the cross.
I have several questions.
What kind of fabric should I use to put the appliqué pieces on? I am going to use the stained glass effect, so I don't have to worry about the edges of the appliqué as they will be covered by the "stained glass".
I am thinking of fusing all the pieces to the background.
Also, what kind of batting should I use?
I am sort of new to this technique, so any and all suggestions are most welcome.
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Old 08-10-2013, 04:20 PM
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I would use a light muslin if you intend to do it with a foundation. If you use a fusible, make sure it is for sewing through. Heat and bond LITE, Wonder Under, Misty Fuse etc. can all be sewn through. I would use a batt like Hobbs 80/20 cotton/poly.
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Old 08-11-2013, 03:34 PM
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Thanks for your quick answer Tartan.
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I used an old white sheet and Wonder Under. Be sure to overlap your edges a little so they will not come apart when you sew the leading on. Warm and White is my go to, but the Hobbs is good too.
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JudyMN, Thanks for your advise. It sounds like you have made stained glass quilts, if so, what did you use for the lead?
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Those bias tape makers are really nice and bend around shapes very easily. But, I think I saw some people use black yarn. I thought that was very smart.
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I also read that you can also use suede.
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