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« on: February 16, 2008 07:36:42 AM »

Have you ever quilted anything where the fabric was kind of too sheer to be on its own (like a light muslin, or a silk or something) ... what did you put underneath it?

« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2008 07:44:54 AM »

I haven't. But If I did, I might just use more muslin underneath. or plain cotton. or a pattern if I was feeling fancy.
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2008 12:56:53 PM »

Oh that could be so pretty.  I think I'd baste the fabrics together before sewing the squares.

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« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2008 01:01:39 PM »

If you are just looking for sturdiness for a lightweight fabric, I have just ironed on interfacing to the back.  It bulks it up and, since it is white, makes the colour of the fabric pop.
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2008 07:23:20 AM »

If you decide to layer the fabrics, try basting glue to keep it together as you sew. Also, experiment with different colored fabrics for under the sheer fabric. Sometimes white, which does make colors pop, isn't always the best choice. Sometimes a color underneath the sheer brings something worthwhile to the table.
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2008 06:35:53 PM »

I've used sheers for specific treatments, usually I applique it over the top of cotton or silk or hold it with embroidery and have most frequently used it as a mask to soften or alter some details and left the edges raw. When I have used silk twill (which is not sheer but is slippery) I have used fusible interfacing as a backing.
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