couple of questions for quilters!

MaeTOctober 3, 2012

I think I posted here that I was planning on making a quilt for my Granddaughter out of her sleepers. I find that the light interfacing that I am using to stabilize the 4" blocks for the quilt makes the fabric stiffer than the sleepers which I guess is to be expected. I washed one 4" square after I iron on the interfacing and it was much softer.

I'm not sure what to do unless I wash all of it after the interfacing has been put on or try to find a featherweight interfacing.

Also how do you clean your cutting mat?

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msmeow

Maet, you will want to wait until the quilt is finished to wash it. I may be reading it wrong but it sounds like you're talking about fusing the squares then washing them before sewing.
I don't know what type of interfacing you're using, but the knit kind is very soft even after fusing.

I don't know about cleaning the cutting mat - I can't recall ever needing to clean mine except for wiping off the fuzzies stuck in the little cuts.

Donna

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 9:41AM
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MaeT

Thanks Donna, I think I will wait and have a look for the knit interfacing. I was talking about washing the 4" squares that I have already ironed interfacing on, about 20 squares.

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 5:25PM
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murphy_zone7

one way to clean those "fuzzies" out of your mat is to use a scrubbie....like nylon net, or those bath pouf things. Also can use a art gum eraser and it will get them out.
Hope this helps.

    Bookmark   October 5, 2012 at 4:48AM
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