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    Collage Quilts

    For those of you who make collage quilts, do you use regular steam a seam 2 or lite steam a seam 2 and why?

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    I just took a class today and we were told to skip the Steam-a-Seam and use a glue stick or a quick spray of 505 or a product like that. Its less stiff to sew through. Interesting class and I'm looking forward to trying this.
    So much fabric, so little time.

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    I’ve used Elmer’s washable school glue, wonder under and misty fuse. I just use them to tack the pieces down long enough to get them to my machine and then I stitch them in place.

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    I use a washable glue stick. tack and sew.....

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    I use Steam a Seam Lite 2 as it is thinner and easier to sew through if you get layers built up. I like SAS because you can stick the piece on and re-position until you get it right before you iron it down.
    I've never had a problem sewing through SAS.

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    Would like to see some pictures of some of your collage quilts.
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    A collage quilt is on my bucket list. Hopefully soon. I would love to see everyones quilts

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    I am loving what I am seeing with the interest in Collage Quilts!! Lots of ideas out there that are very tempting. I need to suggest that my local quilt shop have some classes. I am a sucker for classes. Love the group input and social aspect as much as a definite time and place to get cracking rather than just ponder what I want to make. Yes, show us some pics. We love to see everyone's work!!!

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    This was a collage class?

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    Quote Originally Posted by speters54 View Post
    This was a collage class?
    Collage (ko-lazh'): An artistic composition of materials and objects pasted over a surface.
    College (kol'-ij): A school of higher learning.
    But we certainly can have class in collage in college.
    I had to look them up to see the difference.
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    I use the Steam a Seam Lite - it was less expensive ($4.99) at Hobby Lobby and I used their 40% weekly coupon. Still working on my trout because I got sidetracked with an Easter quilt and a Northern Woods row quilt.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    I am concerned about it being stiff so let me know how it goes after you try it please.

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    I recently joined a Facebook group called Collage Quilter. It is a good source of information regarding collage quilting. There are different methods that can be used. People can recommend tutorials and methods that work for them. Very helpful. I have a Laura Heine pattern that I want to do, so went here for inspiration.

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    Thank you - I just requested to join the Collage Quilter group.
    Quote Originally Posted by suern3 View Post
    I recently joined a Facebook group called Collage Quilter. It is a good source of information regarding collage quilting. There are different methods that can be used. People can recommend tutorials and methods that work for them. Very helpful. I have a Laura Heine pattern that I want to do, so went here for inspiration.

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