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Old 08-24-2018, 09:01 AM
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I'm making a bed quilt/covering using tooled suede, batting and a cotton backing. I don't want to quilt it like I normally do because it will take away from the tooled design. I also don't want the batting to shift and bunch. So my questions are:

1.Would fusible backing be the best solution? It's new to me so is it double sided or just one sided? If one sided, I guess I'd fuse to the cotton and then finish the quilt.

2. Should use batting and quilt it to the cotton and then assemble the it?

Any suggestions, advice or experience you can share would be most appreciated.
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Old 08-24-2018, 09:56 AM
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Just one note of caution, fusible batting requires that you press it to fuse it. I dont think youd want to do that with your suede. Id use a spray adhesive like 505 spray instead. However, both fusible batting a 505 spray are temporary and wash away, so quilting is still required to hold your sandwich/batting in place. Not sure if this what youre looking for for info. And yes, fusible batting is fusible on both sides.
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Old 08-24-2018, 10:03 AM
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​I love Hobbs 80/20 fusible but it does need to be ironed on the front and back of the quilt. I don’t know how you could do that with suede/leather.
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I love Hobbs 80/20 fusible but you could use spray basting. 505 or Sulky.
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Old 08-25-2018, 04:25 AM
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The fusible batting I've used in the past (not sure of the brand - bought it at JoAnns) made the quilt sort of stiff. I like using it on table runners and the like, but not so much on a bed quilt. Maybe make a sample?
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i tried it once.
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Old 08-25-2018, 05:05 AM
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I use it for craft projects like pot holders, hot pads, or placemats. It's too fussy for me to use for large size quilt.
Your idea of quilting then adding the top is a good one. The suede may balloon up if washed but will go right back in place.

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I tried the Hobbs 80/20 fusible. It was okay, but will not buy it again. Part of it is probably me, because I don't like wrinkles in my quilting.
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I did fusible once, the finished quilt was super stiff and didn't relax, even after a few washings.
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I use 505 or Sulky and have used June Tailor spray also. it does make the quilt a bit stiff but not too much and it always washed out for me. maybe it was the brand or too much used? i spray it like hair spray, moving my hand all the time back and forth as I go down the quilt.
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