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Interfacing for tee shirt quilts.

Old 09-10-2016, 04:30 PM
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Default Interfacing for tee shirt quilts.

So I read 7 yeas ago that Pellon 950F was great for tee shirt quilts.

I bought bits of it as I was able, and made a nice big tee shirt quilt using it to interface the shirts.

Now, I've stocked up on it again for another tee shirt project.

But it's not the same. The stuff falls off shirts almost as soon as I put it on. Did the formula change?

What interfacing is actually good for working with tee shirts these days?

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Old 09-10-2016, 08:06 PM
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Not sure of the number----but the least expensive interfacing at JoAnns is what the quilt instructor there suggested.
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Old 09-11-2016, 03:20 AM
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I too don't know any ( numbers) I purchase what ever light weight, fusible interfacing Joanne's has- usually on a small bolt for $9.99 - (10 yards)
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Old 09-11-2016, 07:02 AM
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I think the one suggested in my research is Pellon 906F. (I can't get at my supply to check right now) It is very light weight. I have purchased some for a t-shirt quilt but haven't started yet.
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Old 09-11-2016, 08:31 AM
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I always us the Pellon 906F. It is sort of a knit, with stretch in one direction. Always iron it on with the stretch going in the opposite direction from the T-shirt. It's light weight, and the shirts hold up very well.
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Old 09-11-2016, 02:49 PM
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And I think there is a 905 feather weight that I have used on t-shirt quilts.
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Old 09-11-2016, 02:53 PM
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I don't know the answer to your question, but I've had newer iron-on stabilizers fall right off too. I found that using a hotter iron helps the glue stick better.
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Old 09-11-2016, 03:33 PM
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If this is a new piece, it is possible that bolt is defective. Maybe you could exchange it. Contact Pellon and ask them if the product has changed.
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Old 09-11-2016, 03:45 PM
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I never use a stabilizer. How do you iron it on without melting the screen print design on the tee shirt?
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Old 09-11-2016, 04:36 PM
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Another vote for 906F.
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