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Old 06-07-2008, 09:42 PM
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I was in JoAnns today and saw fusible low loft batting.
Has anyone tried this?
I was thinking with my limited space to lay out/sandwich and pin a quilt that this might make the job easier and reduce the puckers.
Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 06-07-2008, 09:50 PM
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I used to use it but have switched to pins. Sometimes it worked and sometimes not, so I dont trust it anymore.
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Old 06-07-2008, 11:45 PM
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I've used it for smaller projects only & it worked well.
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Old 06-08-2008, 04:53 AM
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I have used it on all my projects, large and small and it works fine. Especially on the large quilts.
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Old 06-08-2008, 08:31 AM
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I may have to try it on maybe a lap quilt or crib size...
Just for kicks...
I do like having things pinned...seems more stable to me and I can come back to it when I like...
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I like it for small projects, but it's unweildy to use on a large quilt. Everything else, I spray baste!
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Old 06-11-2008, 06:09 PM
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CJTinkle...
You spray baste...not pin????
Please explain...
I thought I had to pin.
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I used to pin, but I don't anymore. I use 505 spray (love that stuff!).

I lay my batting out, then my top on top of it, smooth it all out and make sure it's square. Then I fold back one side to the center, spray the batting, and carefully smooth the quilt top back down. Rinse and repeat for the other half.

I will then "baste" the major outlines (borders and blocks) if I'm going to embroider.

If it's a simple quilt, I spray baste the backingon in the same matter, and stabilize the quilt by basting the borders and blocks, then quilt as usual.
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Old 06-12-2008, 03:23 AM
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I used it on some twin bed quilts I made my nieces. I found it to be not the greatest, especially trying to stuff it all under my machine to quilt. It was "sticky" and just not something I wanted to use again. I found I not only had to iron it to my quilt top but also my backing fabric. Double the work... :P

I think smaller projects that don't require alot of handling, it might be a better choice. I prefer hand basting.
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