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    Fusible for tshirts quit

    I am starting a tshirt quilt for a teenager who recently died from cancer. I am so nervous about cutting these tshirts up that were her favorites! Someone had given me a few yards of Pelion 906F fusible sheer weight. I though this would be the project to use it on. Because of my fear of doing something wrong I want to know if this is the best stuff to use on tshirts for quilting. Any advice would be appreciated! Terina

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    Quote Originally Posted by pyffer3 View Post
    I am starting a tshirt quilt for a teenager who recently died from cancer. I am so nervous about cutting these tshirts up that were her favorites! Someone had given me a few yards of Pelion 906F fusible sheer weight. I though this would be the project to use it on. Because of my fear of doing something wrong I want to know if this is the best stuff to use on tshirts for quilting. Any advice would be appreciated! Terina
    I've used that on a couple of t-shirt quilts because that is what I could find at the local Walmart. But I much prefer Pellon 911--the 906F needs a lower temp on the iron, which makes it good for use on synthetics, but since most t-shirts I get are 100% cotton it means I have to increase the heat and use a pressing cloth (suggested in directions) to prevent the fusable from pressing through the webbing and make a total mess. I don't have that problem with the 911.

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    There are many different ways that people make T-shirt quilts.
    What works for one person, may not be acceptable to the other.
    So, the only way you will know if you like how it works is to try it!

    But .... try it first on one/some t-shirts that have nothing to do with this project.
    This way you can get your technique figured out, and build your confidence.

    Good Luck!
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    I also use 911ff but have no knowledge of 906f, I would agree with quiltingshortimer , she apparently has some information on it.

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    My friend Cindi has made several t-shirt quilts and the 906F is what she uses.

    I appreciate Quiltingshorttimer's experience, but something to take into account is whether the t-shirts you're going to be using have rubberized logos. If they do, you'll probably want to avoid hotter iron temps, which means the 906F is your best bet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    My friend Cindi has made several t-shirt quilts and the 906F is what she uses.

    I appreciate Quiltingshorttimer's experience, but something to take into account is whether the t-shirts you're going to be using have rubberized logos. If they do, you'll probably want to avoid hotter iron temps, which means the 906F is your best bet.
    Yes, I've done many of T-shirt quilts, and 906F is all I use. I'd rather spend the few extra minutes ironing on at a lower heat than ruining a shirt with higher heat.
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    I've used Pellon 906F with success. I know there comes that moment when you start cutting and feel like you're about to ruin someone's memories. Get over it: you'll do fine and the memories are much more enjoyable in a quilt rather than a bunch of old shirts bundled up in a bag.

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    I have used the Pellon SF-101. It worked good for me, but need a very hot iron with pressing cloth.
    No experience with other interfacing materials.

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    thank you QuiltMom2 -- the kick in the pants to just start!

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    One other suggestion, get a teflon pressing sheet (or aplique sheet) and put it on your ironing board then put the t-shirt with the logo/design face down on it, let it cool a bit before your peel it off. Some of those t's can get sticky or even melt and smear (ask me how I know!) Good luck!
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