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« on: November 01, 2010 10:15:17 PM »

So I have been waiting for my machine to get out of the shop for a long time, finally got it back and was able to finish this quilt. I made the awful mistake of trying to use fusible batting. Note to others: DO NOT USE FUSIBLE BATTING. It would not bond in most places, and bonded like glue in others, it would not lie flat, it was hard to reposition, and worst of all, it was stiff as a board once ironed. I could have set the quilt on top of my finger and it would have stayed flat. This meant I could not roll it up to topstitch like I planned. So, it turned into a wall hanging, which is ok, since I would rather not have my son destroy it. The pattern is a Friendship Star, and the fabrics are from Joann's. Let me know what you think; I have not made this pattern before, I usually stick to rectangular shapes.

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All done! (Pardon the super bright colors, it's my camera)

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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2010 11:37:27 PM »

I think it turned out really cute! I also used fusible batting once and wasn't very impressed. If you wash it does it loosen up? The one I made was a gift so I never found out if washing it would help but I wondered.
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2010 11:27:26 AM »

I think washing it might help, but I imagine it would move the fabric around and refuse it in the wrong places, since the directions to reposition say to steam the fabric until it lifts and move it around.
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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2010 02:18:53 PM »

Didn't you quilt it? If it's quilted it shouldn't move around.
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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2010 12:47:39 AM »

I love the colours! It would certainly brighten up any room!
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« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2010 01:06:27 PM »

Didn't you quilt it? If it's quilted it shouldn't move around.

As I said, it could not be quilted because the batting was so stiff that it could not be rolled up and put into the machine, and it would have also been too stiff and thick to hand quilt.
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« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2010 02:25:10 PM »

Tongue I guess I didn't understand because you used the word "topstitch"
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« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2010 06:20:01 PM »

I'm actually making myself a space quilt with the same fabrics except instead of orange I have a dark blue.  I haven't really been working on it lately, but this is totally inspiring me to start up again because it looks great!  :-)
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