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Old 01-19-2010, 01:38 PM
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I have some light weight washable Silk like shirt fabric (viscose)..they were fabric samples from a high end shop..

Want to make them into a quilt, not sure what kind of removable stabilizer to use.. Kim
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You might check with your local quilt store owner... who may know more about this...since silk is not something quilter's often work with.
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Old 01-19-2010, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Baywatch quilter
You might check with your local quilt store owner... who may know more about this...since silk is not something quilter's often work with.
good idea.
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ok, i can do that..Thanks!
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Old 01-19-2010, 03:54 PM
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I wonder if a fusible light weight interfacing would work?
Is there a reason you want to remove it?
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Old 01-20-2010, 02:58 AM
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not really, just not knowing anything about them..i thought it would take away the softness of the material, for the quilt.
i worked with it once, on a tshirt quilt, and i used the wrong fusable..it was hard to quilt..lol
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Originally Posted by watterstide
I have some light weight washable Silk like shirt fabric (viscose)..they were fabric samples from a high end shop..

Want to make them into a quilt, not sure what kind of removable stabilizer to use.. Kim
Silks are very delicate fabrics - and do not hold up well for bed quilts that get a lot of use. If this is for a "PRETTY" that will not be heavily used, I would suggest using a permanent stabilizer, like PRESTO (which I use to back all of my machine embroidery) which is fusible, and still very soft.....it adds strength without removing the draping quality of the silk. It is not inexpensive - but if you can find a supplier on line ( I get mine by the bolt @ Wilson's Quilt shop in Hagerstown MD) you can save some $$.
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i know lots of people who work with silks, with great success, i use a light weight (recommended interfacing for silk) woven interfacing...you leave it in, i would never try to remove a stablizer from silks...they keep the silk stable in the finished product. great drape and body is added and you can get fusable
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Old 01-20-2010, 11:21 AM
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what brand do you use ckcowl?
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