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Thread: Fusible batting, do you like it?

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    I have always used the 505 spray and liked it, the last time I was in a quilting store that I frequently go to, they say they only use the fusible batting on their quilts. It certainly would be easier than the spray. Just wonder what you all think of it? Thanks for any thoughts.

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    I did not like using fusible batting. Once I found spray basting , I never fussed with it again. It just seemed to be more trouble than I thought it would be.... and did not stay fused they way I had hoped.

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    I do like fusible batting, but only for small projects (table runners, placemats). I use 505 spray for larger projects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patty48
    I do like fusible batting, but only for small projects (table runners, placemats). I use 505 spray for larger projects.
    Good to hear what everyone's thoughts are.

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    I didn't like it. Didn't stay fused and was very stiff. Hard to needle through.

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    Same here!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S
    I did not like using fusible batting. Once I found spray basting , I never fussed with it again. It just seemed to be more trouble than I thought it would be.... and did not stay fused they way I had hoped.

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    no, I don't like it. don't like the feel of it.

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    I only use it for small projects.

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    Check out this question from me about fusible with picture of batting
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-108973-1.htm

    The Texas lady's comments were good ones and I finally got it to work thanks to her, finally decided to make my placemats with it. They are stiff. When you wash it, it gets a little softer. But I would not use it for a quilt.

    I may join the 505 club after just pinning my first quilt!

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    No.

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    It is hard to manage on larger projects, and it kept coming loose when I used it on smaller projects.
    I finally gave up on it :D:D:D

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    I used in once and wouldn't buy it again.

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    I LOVE the fusible batting from Hobbs - although the last couple that I bought didn't seem to stick as well as the first few that I bought. I was going to ask Hobbs about that - if they've changed their formula or something.

    If you have a quilt top that won't behave and lie flat, the fusible batting can help you beat it into submission.

    There have been a few quilt tops that I've bought on eBay that would have done me in if I hadn't been able to fuse them to the batt. They were poorly pieced, not pressed during assembly, not square, not flat, not smooth... yeesh!

    Fusing them to the batt helped me get them smooth enough to quilt, then I could wash them and the wonky spots were either no longer visible or not as obvious.

    After you wash the quilt, it is as soft and drapey as any other quilt.

    It is no fun crawling around on the floor to iron the top to the batt and then turn the whole thing over and iron the back to the batt. I save basting of any kind of bed quilt for the days when I'm going to put up my 8-foot square "basting table." (made of sheets of MDF & 2x4's)

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