T-Shirt Quilts -- What do you use for a stabilizer
Posted 21 March 2013 - 05:42 AM
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Posted 21 March 2013 - 06:52 AM
French Fuse is another interfacing with good reviews. It is knitted fusible that comes in a 60 inch width. I have not tried it but plan to do so in my next T-shirt quilt.
It is supposed to have great drape without adding bulk. The price is between $6 - 8.50 a yard. This may seem expensive, but may actually work out to be cheaper because it is 60 inch wide.
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Posted 21 March 2013 - 07:00 AM
I prefer the ultra lightweight Pellon fusible from JoAnn's when I can get it (usually it's a doorbuster on black Friday, on little 8 or 10 yard bolts, and not available for the rest of the year.) Otherwise I use the 99 cent regular lightweight Pellon fusible. I also use a coupon and buy it by the bolt, but this one is about 48 yards.
I don't pay any attention to the direction I fuse it, in relation to the stretch of the shirt, and it seems to work just fine.
Posted 21 March 2013 - 08:48 AM
Paisley, where do you order French fuse? I always want to try highly recommended products.
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Posted 21 March 2013 - 07:28 PM
French Fuse is a fusible interfacing made with lightweight tricot knit, with lengthwise stability and crosswise give to be used on knits, etc. It ranges in availability from 20" to 60". It's available at Hancock Fabrics as well as other locations including online. I've seen it sold as lightweight stretch interfacing but not called French fuse, also. I've used it and do like it.
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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:10 PM
I mostly use SF101 from Joann's, too. I always buy the bolt, either with my coupon or when it is on a big sale and can add my Guild 10% discount to the purchase.
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Posted 12 April 2013 - 05:43 AM
I have a new question about stabliizers for t shirt quilts. I can't find SF101 but did find 906F sheerweight fusible by Pellon. It is 100% poly, not a mix of poly and cotton like the SF101. Appears to be very sheer and light. Fusible is only on one side. There is no stretch to it. Can I use this instead of the cotton/poly fusible?
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