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Thread: Tshirt quilt with fusible batting?

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    Junior Member pdriggs's Avatar
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    Jan 2011
    Liberty, Indiana

    Tshirt quilt with fusible batting?

    I searched the forum and did not see this anywhere.

    I am thinking about doing a tshirt quilt using fusible batting to stabilize the pieces. I intend to quilt each block as I go, then put the blocks together. Not sure how I will do it yet!

    I have never worked with fusible batting, and don't know if the batting is a temporary or permanent fuse. I guess I am a bit lazy and would like to replace the fusible interfacing with the batting.

    Does anyone have experience doing this? All suggestions are welcome!

    Phyllis Driggs

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    Power Poster
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    Mar 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    Hobbs fusible batting is water solvable and washes out. I don't know if it would stabilize the T shirts enough for quilting. One reason to use stabilizer for t shirt quilts is so the blocks are stable enough to sew cotton fabric to the knit without getting ripples.

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    Senior Member gingerd's Avatar
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    Oct 2011
    NE IL
    I used Pellon 911ff. Someone here on the board recommended it. It is lightweight. Joann's sells it.
    ~stitching one thread at a time~

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    Power Poster ManiacQuilter2's Avatar
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    Jun 2011
    Southern California
    The trouble is many t-shirt have printed "paint" on the front of the t-shirts so how would you fuse the batting?? I ruined one of my Rowenta irons because I got that "paint" on it.
    A Good Friend, like an old quilt, is both a Treasure and a Comfort

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