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Old 09-22-2014, 09:06 PM
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I have made tee shirt quilts before but a friends ask me to do one using her son's sports jerseys. I've never done this before, do you stablize the jersey the same as the tee shirt? Any tips? Thanks!
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Old 09-23-2014, 12:35 AM
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I would stabilize the jerseys, they are still knits. I incorporated a few jerseys in a T-shirt quilt once for my daughter, the jerseys were easier to work with than the t's . they were not as stretchy and have more ( body) to them, I did use the same lightweight stabilizer on both the t's and the jerseys
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Old 09-23-2014, 01:06 AM
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Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
I would stabilize the jerseys, they are still knits. I incorporated a few jerseys in a T-shirt quilt once for my daughter, the jerseys were easier to work with than the t's . they were not as stretchy and have more ( body) to them, I did use the same lightweight stabilizer on both the t's and the jerseys
That is good information to know. Thanks for sharing.
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Floriani makes a wonderful stabilizer for knits and soft fabrics called "No Show Mesh". Available in white, black and cream, this is a really nice stabilizer. Available in fusible and non fusible, I use this to back every t shirt I embroider. I fuse it to the back, making sure I have enough to fill the hoop, not just behind the design, then float another piece of the No Show Mesh Non-fusible. But for your application, you would fuse the entire "quilt square". I made two t-shirt quilts, one with the no show mesh and one with another produce and there was such a difference. The no show mesh gave body, but not stiff or bulky. The fabric was still soft but it was so much easier to work with. The edges did not roll while I sewed and it behaved itself. The long arm quilter commented how nice it was to quilt. She was not as happy with the other product. The reason I had two different products is that I use the other product first, put that top away (UFO) and when I made the second top, I discovered the no show mesh. Sent both quilts out at the same time to be quilted. The no show mesh has a silicone based adhesive that does not get hard, stiff, or gummy when applied. Will not "drag" your needle or cause that sticky mess on the needle that makes you have to stop and clean your needle with alcohol.

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I made one using Grand Daughters sport jerseys. I backed with a very inexpensive pelon iron interfacing. Be sure to have stretch on interfacing opposite that of the Jersey. It went together very easy. Sent out to LAQ to have quilted. She did all over panto with sport items. Stitching was done through the painted on emblems as well. She had no problems with the stitching and the quilt came out looking great.
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I've used sports jerseys along with regular t's in the t-shirt quilts I've made and have had no problems. I also make sure my interfacing goes the opposite direction of the stretch in the t-shirts. My LAQ prefers not to quilt through the painted sections, if any, on the shirts, as it would gum up her machine.
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