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Good source for quilting your own fabric?
How to learn to quilt your own fabric for bags, etc.
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Date: 4/25/12 10:51 AM

Does anyone know of a good source to learn how to quilt your own fabrics rather than buying the expensive, already-quilted fabric--for use with bags, etc.? Thank you!

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Sewing/Embroidery: Baby Lock Ellure Plus * Sewing: Kenmore 385.1764180 * Sewing: Kenmore 385.17124 * Sewing: Vintage-Singer 115 * Serger: Baby Lock Evolve
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In reply to Mrs4Him

Date: 4/25/12 12:26 PM

There is a pretty good description on this site:

make your own quilted fabric

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Date: 4/26/12 0:18 AM

Thank you so much, Mary!!!

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Date: 4/26/12 1:03 PM

What kind of batting would you use? I don't know anything about batting since I'm not a quilter.

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In reply to Mrs4Him

Date: 4/26/12 3:39 PM

Usually for totes, I would use fusible fleece, or warm/natural batting. I would also a machine quilting class to learn about different techniques of quilting to do your own threadwork designs on the bag.
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In reply to fabrictherapy

Date: 4/26/12 3:46 PM

Thank you! I am making a sewing machine cover and thought the quilting would look nice. I guess I would use the same type of batting.

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In reply to Mrs4Him

Date: 4/26/12 4:20 PM

I have made several machine covers over the years and recently discovered Soft and Stable. It is a polyester covered foam that can be used for purses etc. What I like about it is that it will not slouch over the machine but really hold its shape. I think the quilting in the link below looks fabulous!

Soft and Stable discussion
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Janome MC6600 Bernina 240 Juki MO735 Singer 201-2 Singer 221-1

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In reply to Warbler

Date: 4/28/12 11:11 AM

Thank you--I ordered some today!

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In reply to Warbler

Date: 4/28/12 11:24 PM

Wow - this stuff looks good to me too. I have a couple of purses planned for Christmas gifts so - thanks for the info.

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