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I recently bought a Queensize pack of Hobbs Heirloom® 80/20 Fusible Cotton Blend Batting but after reading about various bad experiences other bloggers had had with fusible wadding, I asked Sarah about it and she sent me a very helpful email describing her experience of it coming unstuck whilst quilting a large quilt. I decided to try it out on my red and white quilt which is 73" x 73" square.
This is a review of the fusible batting. I don't have pictures for every stage and assume readers are familiar with the general process of quilting on a domestic sewing machine.
Firstly, I placed all three layers of my quilt sandwich together on a large table covered with a table protector and ironed first the top of the sandwich, then turned it over and ironed the bottom. Although the batting had initially looked quite wrinkly everything ironed together very smoothly and easily. The sandwich did fuse through to the table protector but it was easily lifted and did not feel sticky.
Once the three layers were fused together I discovered my backing fabric showed through to the front of the quilt when held up to the light. I was able to peel it off very easily and replace it with some light solid cotton fabric which fused on well.
Fore-warned was fore-armed! After fusing I pinned all three layers together as shown (the squares are 4 1/2").
These photos show the finished result before washing. I was very pleased with how flat and even it turned out although it's hard to show well with white on white. Although the fabric (especially the backing) has got quite creased from all the man handling through the machine, there are no wrinkles or puckers under the stitching lines and no signs of the fabric dragging.
Here it is fresh out of the drier and this quilt is my Friday Finish.
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Other news, today I've entered the:
The theme this week is Challenge Quilts and I've entered my Old Man and the Sea, which you might remember.
Happy Friday and Happy Sewing!
Janine @ Rainbow Hare