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Thread: fusible batting

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    how many of you use or like the fusible batting. this quilt store that i go to a lady had mentioned that she liked to use it for any thing from crib size on down to small stuff. i haven't never used it. i have looked at it and thought about buying it.

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    I Have used it up to twin size. It was nice to not worry about avoiding pins when machine quilting, and I even hand quilted a lap quilt with it. That made me very nervous - not basting it first! - but it was fine.

    The ones I used were VERY low-loft. Not just low loft, which I like just fine, but lower loft than I care for. But the quilting part went fine.

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    I use it all the time and look for it whenever I buy batting. It's much easier to quilt without getting wrinkles.

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    bettlove, what is the biggest project you do?

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    I have made queen size quilts - that's the biggest. I also make twin size and throws.

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    Yes, called June Tailor Quilter's Fusible Batting. I prefer low loft. There is also a web site www.junetailor.com

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    I have seen it in walmart on bolts for sale by yard...it would be handy sometimes so basting or pinning :D

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    I used the low loft for the first time in my guitar applique wallhanging. I didn't have any problems. It was very stiff, but when my project was completed, I washed it in cold & it was very soft.

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    I have used it but I was not crazy for it. Too low loft. But it is great for crafts, like totes and things!

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    I used it and will not use it again for a large quilt. It was as stiff as a board and I had trouble getting it to cooperate. Don't recall the brand. Generally, I would give fusible batts a thumbs down.

    Suzanne

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    You can get it in a higher loft. I have never had it be stiff. Are you confusing it with fusible lining? You can get that real stiff for craft projects.

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    I just used it to make a bag.... It works great for that, but it can gum up the needle.... Has anyone had trouble with that? Quilter1234

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    I have not had a problem with gumming up the needle but I have heard of it before. I wonder why sometimes it gums and sometimes it doesn't. Did you have fabric on both sides of the batting?

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    I didn't have a problem with gumming. I did both machine and hand quilting.

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    For Crib quilts up to Queen I just use a normal low loft batting.
    The fusible batting I use for small quilts or I also used it for some placemats...
    Easy to use, good product. No problems...
    Kirsten

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