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TOPIC: Fusible battings -?

11 Mar 2009 17:21 #33180

Hi Ali - and everyone! I think I'll give the 505 spray a go - it sounds very good. I can imagine a large quilt being totally unmanageable over an ironing board! xx
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11 Mar 2009 14:29 #33175

I'm a complete 505 fan, but the fusible batting is good for smaller projects where you would get a lot of overspray from 505. Fusible is particularly good for quilt as you go projects because you're usually working with 9"-12" blocks and you can get these flat on the ironing board. Also good for bags.

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11 Mar 2009 11:55 #33165

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I use 505, too. It's great stuff.

I did use a fusible batt for a baby quilt once. I didn't like it much, because I couldn't fuse it on my table, where I'd laid it out. I didn't like the fact that part of it hung over the edge of the ironing board while I was working. I like my quilt sandwiches to be perfectly flat when I baste them.

I did pull the ironing board up to a table, to help support the quilt at the back, but really felt uncomfortable with the process. I also didn't like the fact that I couldn't pull the quilt top up and reposition it, the way you can with basting spray.

That said, I have friends who love fusible batting. I guess it's a matter of taste.

Anne in Vancouver, Canada.

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11 Mar 2009 09:17 #33160

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I use 505 on all my quilts--love the way it works and no worry of getting it wrong and not being able to fix it.
Blessing from Northwest Indiana, USA
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11 Mar 2009 05:26 #33149

I'm with CJ - go with the 505 spray. If you have a table that is big enough for your quilt to sit on its a good way to work at a higher surface and not crawl around on the floor.
A friend lets me use her ping pong table for bigger quilts.

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10 Mar 2009 22:03 #33144

I've used it. Great stuff, but even a baby sized quilt took FOREVER to fuse. I use it for home decor type projects, too much work for quilts. 505 adhesive spray works great.

Have you "Tinkled" today?
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Fusible battings -? 10 Mar 2009 21:15 #33143

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Hi -- I have used it but only on purses. I really liked it, but for a large quilt you would really have to iron it a lot. But it was easy to quilt through and wasn't sticky with the fusible. The kind I got wasn't very wide so it would have to be pieced.

Sharon
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Fusible battings -? 10 Mar 2009 18:40 #33140

Has anybody tried the fusible battings? I haven't tried them myself and am wondering if they save all the crawling around on the floor! - thanks -
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