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Old 11-22-2015, 06:38 PM
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Can you use a cotton batting to stabilize the t-shirt quilt blocks? This is my first one so I was just wondering if u can stabilize with batting. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 11-22-2015, 08:10 PM
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Not a good idea. I'm sure others can give you an explanation of why it would not be a good idea. Do a search of the board for many posts about T-shirt quilts. It will give you many hints about making T-shirt quilt. Welcome to the board, jewels.
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Old 11-22-2015, 09:33 PM
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My friend Cindi makes a lot of t-shirt quilts, she uses Pellon 906F to stabilize the shirts. It's a fusible interfacing.
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Old 11-23-2015, 02:17 AM
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Yep. Pellon 906F. Best. Stuff. Ever. for t-shirts!
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Old 11-23-2015, 02:43 AM
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you need the fusible to stop the stretch
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Old 11-23-2015, 05:01 AM
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Welcome, and just to clarify, you need to use a fusible to stabilize the knit, and also use batting to make the quilt!
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Old 11-23-2015, 05:52 AM
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I think my is the same Pellon as mentioned above. It is called featherweight. You don't want the t-shirts to move being that they are a knit. I guess you could use fusible batting if you are doing a QAYG method.
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Old 11-24-2015, 11:33 AM
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My DD made me a T-shirt quilt using the book "How to Make a Too Cool T-shirt Quilt" by Andrea T Funk. She did not use a fusible. You can find my post at "Quilt of Memories--A T-shirt Quilt".
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I have used woven fusible interfacing in some of my t-shirt quilts and found it just as stabilizing as the fusible Pellon or fusible knit.
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Old 12-02-2015, 12:17 PM
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Batting does not hold the tee shirt in place. The shirts are stretchy and need to be stabilized with a fuable interfacing so they don't stretch. Also, long arm quilters need the shirts stable because the will stretch when quilted. The tee shirts 'crawl' without stabilizer when the machine is moved over them and it is a hot mess.
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