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Thread: FMQ practice with felt?

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    I'm not sure I understood a guild member when she said a teacher of machine quilting recommended practicing on felt - that it give the same "feel" as a quilt sandwich?

    Has anyone tried this? Or even heard of it?

    I thougtht she meant to use only a single layer of felt in place of a fabric & batting sandwich.

  2. #2
    Super Member fabric_fancy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    at my sewing machine
    thats a really expensive way to practice.

    i used inexpensive walmart fabric and batting and then i used water soluble thread in the bobbin of the sewing machine.

    i would practice across 3 yards of fabric and then wash it out and practice again.

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