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Message Board > Quilters' Corner > Using fusible interfacing to stabilize entire batting ( Moderated by Sharon1952)

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Using fusible interfacing to stabilize entire batting
Can I reduce the amount of quilting by this?
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Date: 5/4/13 12:21 PM

Anybody ever apply fusible interfacing to batting to stabilize the entire piece? I want to try to reduce the amount of quilting for my project but not worry about the batting shifting. Don't worry, this isn't for a traditional quilt!

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Date: 5/4/13 1:08 PM

Just buy the fusible batting and save a step.

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Date: 5/4/13 1:38 PM

If it is a small piece I think this might work but you could then also use temporary spray adhesive. That is what I use and usually have great results. What I like about it is that I can re-position fabric several times if need be to get it flat and smooth. (Especially working with flannel.)

I think you would have to be very careful with interfacing to make sure it doesn't make the fabric too stiff if it is intended to be a quilt or even a table runner. You will need one that is very, very light IMHO. OTOH if it is a wall hanging, a bit of stiffness might help... never thought of that!!





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Date: 5/4/13 6:36 PM

I wouldn't recommend it. I've seen a lot of quilts in my time, and many don't have enough quilting in them. It's not simply a matter of how much your batting needs so it won't disintegrate in the wash, which is what the batting manufacturers post on their packaging. The entire quilt NEEDS lots of quilting stitches to hold its layers together such that none of those stitches undergo so much stress that they will break, or tear the fabric along a stitch line. Your quilt will last much longer if there are more stitches to share the stresses of handling, use, and laundering.

Even for wall hangings which won't be used and handled, sparsely quilted areas tend to sag as a reaction to gravity.

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Date: 5/4/13 6:51 PM

I did not read what OP posted carefully enough. My bad...I assumed that the purpose of the interfacing was to keep everything in place and not shift to make quilting easier.

I agree with Jennifer - even if interfacing is used - one can't skimp on the quilting. Same story with the temporary spray glue.

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Date: 5/4/13 7:32 PM

I think you should try a test piece and see how it works.

I think your biggest problem would be melting the poly batting when you are applying the interfacing.

But that all depends what sort of interfacing you are using. Low temp? A knit? I think there have been 'bonded' battings in the past.

What is the project? Will it ever be laundered or moved around much?

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Date: 5/4/13 7:52 PM

If you don't want to be bothered by a lot of quilting why not . tie the quilt

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Date: 5/4/13 8:02 PM

This is for a decorative saddle pad which will be placed between the saddle and a thicker pad. I use 100% cotton Warm & Natural batting - they state minimum quilting distance to be 10 inches. I was considering having the quilting lines no greater than 3 or 4 inches apart with a lightweight interfacing attached to the batting as I'm not sure how the batting might move. On 2 small sample quilt sandwiches, it did seem to help (it also did make the quilt sandwich less drapey, although that isn't an issue for my intent).

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Date: 5/4/13 9:12 PM

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... I use 100% cotton Warm & Natural batting - they state minimum quilting distance to be 10 inches....

FWIW, I think this recommendation is totally absurd! Most of us baste/pin closer together than 10 inches!!


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Date: 5/4/13 11:27 PM

Yeah, but basting/pinning has nothing to do with the density of the quilting lines. That's about keeping the fabric from shifting as you quilt.

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