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Old 08-27-2010, 05:59 AM
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I'm getting back into quilting after 15 years off! I saw fusible batting at JoAnn's and wondered what others thought of it. I am making a lap quilt for a Christmas gift and will send it out to be quilted. I will ask whomever will do it if THEY like it, but wanted some input from experienced quilters, too.
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Old 08-27-2010, 06:04 AM
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I think if you are sending it out to be quilted, you should not use the fusible without first speaking to the person quilting it. The long arm machines pull each layer of fabric, batting, backing from separate rollers.

I've never used it myself, but haven't really heard many positive comments.
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Old 08-27-2010, 06:08 AM
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I used the Hobbs fusible on a large lap quilt, more a single bed size really, and it worked great. Laid down the dining room protector pad, laid down some tablecloths, put down the batt and then the backing and steamed it in place, but when I went to turn it over to put on the top, the table cloth was stuck in some place!s Fusible ...duh. But the tablecloth peeled right off and I put the top on. Steamed it and it worked just fine, never had to pin anything. I'll use it again, very pleased with it.
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Old 08-27-2010, 06:09 AM
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I used it and I hate it, it wouldn't stick. Longarmers will tell what batting to buy, but I usually get mine from the longarmer. She/he gets a little profit and I don't have to ship or buy. The prices are comparable to me going to the store to get.
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Old 08-27-2010, 06:11 AM
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For yourself it's fine, not for a Long arm quilter though.
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Old 08-27-2010, 06:26 AM
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I use it for everything at home except hand quilting. If it's by machine, it's fusible. You might also like the basting spray, but I haven't tried it personally. Always been happy with the fusible and just never got around to the spray.
I have no opportunity to send out to a longarm quilter, but if I did I would have them supply the batting they felt most appropriate.
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Old 08-27-2010, 06:34 AM
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The problem with this batting, is that if you use starch(which I do) it won't adhere well. I've found this out the hard way. So, it's limiting in it's uses (for me).
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"The problem with this batting, is that if you use starch(which I do) it won't adhere well. I've found this out the hard way. So, it's limiting in it's uses (for me)."

Thanks for the info Candace! I want to try one of Anita Grossman Solomon's Rotary Cutting Revolution quilts, and they all involve starch.
What do you usually use? Do you know if the basting spray will work with starch? I really REALLY hate pinning! LOL
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Old 08-27-2010, 06:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Twilliebee
"The problem with this batting, is that if you use starch(which I do) it won't adhere well. I've found this out the hard way. So, it's limiting in it's uses (for me)."

Thanks for the info Candace! I want to try one of Anita Grossman Solomon's Rotary Cutting Revolution quilts, and they all involve starch.
What do you usually use? Do you know if the basting spray will work with starch? I really REALLY hate pinning! LOL
You might want to start a separate thread in regards to does basting spray work with starch. I *think* people have stated that they've had problems with starched material and the basting spray. But, I don't use it, so I can't tell you for sure. If you start a new topic, people will see it and comment. I would rather give up everything else convenient before my starch, though!
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Old 08-27-2010, 06:45 AM
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I use it for bags and small projects, but never used it for quilts.
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