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« on: January 28, 2012 04:43:14 AM »

Kind of a quilting question. I'm making my dd a patchwork beanbag out of old clothes. i want to patch t-shirts for the top. Would it be better to iron on some stiffening to the back of the t-shirts before I sew them together? Or would they be ok as they are? My thoughts were that they would be too stretchy for a bean bag as they are. The pattern I am using is a circular top and bottom and a welt. The sides are mainly lightweight denims. If the t-shirt thing works I plan on making a full bedspread.

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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2012 05:53:19 AM »

If you want to use them for the base, I'd stiffen them, but maybe not for the top, since the sides are denim and will help keep the structure.

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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2012 10:28:48 AM »

I would iron interfacing to the back of the T shirts.  Even if you only use the lightweight webbing it will provide some structure and pull/pucker less.

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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2012 04:40:49 PM »

I agree with the interfacing idea. Nothing worse than stretchy bunchy puckery seams.

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