Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: heat press batting

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    MAINE
    Posts
    246

    heat press batting

    I just purchased the new Heat Press for batting...has anyone else tried it and how do you like it???

  2. #2
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    35,419
    I use Hobbs 80/20 fusible quilt batt. Is the heat press similar? The Hobbs presses with a dry iron and is water solvable.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Montana
    Posts
    412
    If it's water solvable then how does it stay with the quilt when it's washed? Does it disappear when wet? Sorry for the questions but my brain doesn't seem to be working this early in the AM.
    Kathy Osterby

  4. #4
    Super Member LindaR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    2,943
    Blog Entries
    1
    I just purchased a pattern for a tote that said to use heat press batting...I didn't but don't know what the difference would have been...more stability???tote was quite flimsy when done...might be the difference??? the pattern says stiffens and shrinks when pressed with an iron???
    Retired and living in NE Michigan

  5. #5
    Power Poster Prism99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Western Wisconsin
    Posts
    12,953
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Kathy Osterby View Post
    If it's water solvable then how does it stay with the quilt when it's washed? Does it disappear when wet? Sorry for the questions but my brain doesn't seem to be working this early in the AM.
    With a fusible batt, the fusible is the part that holds the sandwich together until it is quilted -- like spray basting, or thread basting that is removed. It is not meant to take the place of the quilting, but rather the basting.

    Edit: Third cup of coffee gets my brain on track......most of the time, anyway.

  6. #6
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    DC metro area
    Posts
    1,276
    I bought a craft size roll awhile back but haven't used it. Let us know how it turns out.

  7. #7
    Power Poster BellaBoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Front row
    Posts
    14,658
    Blog Entries
    2
    Do you meant the tape to join batting pieces? I love it. I use it for batting and to stabilize quilt pieces that have bias edges before cutting.
    Got fabric?

  8. #8
    Super Member carslo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    soCal
    Posts
    1,526
    Blog Entries
    5
    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I use Hobbs 80/20 fusible quilt batt. Is the heat press similar? The Hobbs presses with a dry iron and is water solvable.
    I use this sometimes if I can get it on sale! However, I have to use a light steam to get it to fuse properly
    A bed without a quilt is like the night sky without stars.

    http://californiaquilting.blogspot.com/

  9. #9
    Power Poster nativetexan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    home again, after 27 yrs!
    Posts
    18,641
    Blog Entries
    2
    this is all i could find. http://www.connectingthreads.com/too...r__D21128.html
    i won a roll of this and it's fine but does not last permanently. you must sew through this area to keep the batting in place in your quilt.
    "From hence only infer that an Englishman, of all men, ought not to despise foreigners as such and I think the inference is just, since what they are today, we were yesterday, and tomorrow they will be like us"
    Daniel De Foe -The True Englishman

  10. #10
    Power Poster BellaBoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Front row
    Posts
    14,658
    Blog Entries
    2
    If the quilt is quilted it stands to reason the pressing tape will be sewn through. I haven't found any problems with the quilts I have used it to piece batting.
    Got fabric?

  11. #11
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    MAINE
    Posts
    246
    yes...the tape to fuse together strips of batting....sorry...didn't make that clear...anyway...I have used it a couple of times...hoping it will hold up when the quilts are washed...just wanted to know if anyone else has used it.....

  12. #12
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    MAINE
    Posts
    246
    thanks for the info...I noticed that the directions only say to use an iron to fuse the strips of batting together...nothing about sewing...I have used it in 2 quilts...hoping maybe the quilting I did will keep it in place...

  13. #13
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    220
    I have used this to attach batting pieces together and find it works very well. When you quilt the quilt, this consolidates the pieces, so there is no problem. I have also cut and used 2" strips of lightweight fusible interfacing to do the same thing and find this works well, too.
    Maggie in Jerusalem
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/maggiemwdesigns

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.