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Thread: Question for hand quilting

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    Question for hand quilting

    Has anyone ever hand quilted when fusible batting is used? Was wondering how hard it would be to get the needle through it.
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    I'm not sure because I've never used fusible batting, but I can't imagine a company would make a batting that can't be quilted since they know that's what it's used for. My suggestion would be to try it on a sample.

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    What kind of hand quilting needle are you using if you don't mind me asking? If you are using Roxane Needles it would easier to use them since they are a little stronger then using a John James needle. I have decided that Roxane Needles are 10 times better then using the John James.

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    Speaking of needles, I prefer the Clover Gold Eye for applique
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    I always use Dream Cotton batting because you don't want to use a batting with scrim. I have never used an fusible batting but I don't think I would use it if I was hand quilting.
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    I think the fusible batting would be too stiff to hand quilt. I love to hand quilt but my hands would not take that.

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    I'm working on embroidering some snowmen right now. I'm using Steam-a-Seam2 as well as fusible fleece, and it's not fun poking and pulling the needle through. I have to do one stitch at a time. And after a few times the needle gets "sticky" and I have to clean it with rubbing alcohol. It does seem easier in the parts that are just the fusible fleece. Still..not real easy.
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    It would be similar to trying to hand quilt after using glue method. I find it is sticky and very difficult on the fingers to pull meddle through.cant you use the sewing machine? The needle will develop a small blob of glue but it can stay on the needle as unlike hand work it doesn't get in the way.

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    I just made the mistake of using fusible batting. it is to stiff to hand quilt. Had to machine quilt it.
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    i've never used a fusible batt, but agree that I think it would be stiff and difficult to quilt through. You could always take some scraps, sandwich them together and see what you have.
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