I'm kinda clueless about the whole batting thing--do you just create knots at intervals throughout the quilt so the thing will stay together? Do you do anything to the edges to keep it all together?
Hi Reba. Whether or not you use batting, you will want to either tie knots periodically or sew all the layers of the quilt together. Did you find info on knot tying? I've used embroidery thread for this, and it works really well. Just thread a needle, bring the thread down from the top though the layers, and back up through to the top again, and tie the ends together on top of the quilt. Or, vice versa if you want the ends to decorate the bottom side of the quilt.
I'm thinking I might just do fleece for the border of the quilt and the backing, as someone on this thread mentioned. Has anyone done this? With the interfacing, and without batting, does the quilt get too stiff? I know that there are degrees of how thick fusible interfacing is--I guess I just need to find a balance where it's stiff enough to sew but not so stiff that the finished product is like a board.
Find a good balance of stiffness, and you'll be fine. Also, the interfacing should get softer after you wash the finished project.
And if I do just do the front and then fleece for the back, I'd still need to create some knots at the square corners, right?
Yes, definitely. In my experience, if you are using fleece for the back, you don't need batting. Unless you want a really