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    Need HELP with Memory Quilt

    I am making a memory quilt for a friend who lost who husband last month. I am using his shirts. Some of these shirts are what I call "Golfing Shirts". They say 100 percent cotton but they are stretchy a bit. Do you know what I am talking about? They are not a quilters cotton like we are used to.
    My Question is should I put a light steam a seam or what on the back of them before I cut them for the quilt? Anyone know what to do?
    Thank you
    Patrice

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    Re: Need HELP with Memory Quilt

    Maybe they need to be treated like t-shirts? I know there are some tutorials. Jenny has one. I haven't learned how to copy links yet.
    Vernona:icon_hi:

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      #3
      Re: Need HELP with Memory Quilt

      I think what they use for T-shirt's is Pellon fusible interface. I used some on one of my daughter's onsies for the quilt I'm doing for her. (20year later is better than never!!! LOL ) Made it a little harder to sew thru so I might have done something wrong. But at least it wasn't stretching all over the place anymore.

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        #4
        Re: Need HELP with Memory Quilt

        There are different weights of fusible interfacing. I would use the lightest weight I could find and fuse them before cutting them. Good Luck - let us know how it goes!
        Donna

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          #5
          Re: Need HELP with Memory Quilt

          I was gonna say to use heat and bond lite. It isn't as heavy as some. Or any brand of light weight fusible. I don't think I would try it without using some kind of stabilizer.
          Blankets wrap you in warmth, quilts wrap you in love

          Marilyn......
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            Re: Need HELP with Memory Quilt

            I've made several t-shirt quilts and memory quilts. Use the "featherweight" iron-on interfacing to keep the shirts soft and pliable. I've found Steam-a-Seam to be too thick and makes the shirts hard to sew.
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