Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Fusible Batting

I ADORE fusible batting. I tried it out for the first time on my blue star quilt today and fell in love. I laid the batting out on the floor and then put the top on. Starting in the middle of the quilt I started pressing out toward the edges.  Put your iron on high and keep pressing.  I'm not sure what brand I used but it's used for quilting.  It's either Warm and Natural or a Harriet Hargrave brand.  It's fusible on both sides and it's not the 4.99 craft stuff.  (I actually sit/crawl on my top doing this) It was wonderful to have it all stay in place and not ripple all over. Next I flipped the top/batting over and pressed the backing to the batting. No pinning and the entire quilt stuck together! This is amazing!

Jenny Haskins has a fusible fleece and you can see my use with it if you click on the header as it takes you to the newest posts.  It's much thinner and softer.  

I bought one of those new marking pencils by Bohin. Choked on 12 bucks but having a mechanical chalk pencil is SO worth it. I tested it out on the fabric and it came out. I made a template of the above pattern and traced it onto my quilt. So far so good!

I got out my blue silk thread and started at it. Here's the finished square. I free motioned the entire block and NOTHING shifted or moved!! I'm so excited. Fusible batting rocks!

Here's the picture of the top.