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How do you use Quilters Dream fusible batting?

Last Updated: 13th April, 2020

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Dream Fusion is a one sided fusible batting that contains fusible webbing that can be fused to your fabric without losing softness or drapeability. To use, layer the back/wrong side of your fabric onto the fusible side of Dream Fusion. Press with an iron to fuse them together.

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Considering this, can you use fusible fleece for quilting?

The fusible fleece will not take as high a heat setting as your cotton fabric. I use fusible fleece for most of my art quilts/ wall hangings and it works great, no gummy neeedles, quilts very easily. The way I would do it is to fuse it to the backing fabric, then pin or spray baste the top on.

Likewise, do I have to use batting in a quilt? Typically, current quilters balk at the idea of not using some type of batting between their quilt top and backing, but making a beautiful summer quilt without batting is a perfectly sensible idea. Even very thin low-loft batting inside a quilt can still be slightly warm.

Similarly one may ask, what Batting do you use for placemats?

All the battings below work well for placemats and table runners - so it will be up to you to decide on which one is best for you.

  • Cotton / Polyester Blend (such as Hobbs Heirloom 80% cotton, 20% polyester)
  • Fusible Cotton / Polyester Blend (such as Hobb's Fusible)
  • Pellon Fusible Fleece.

What is the difference between fusible interfacing and batting?

Fusible interfacing will give a little stiffness to collars and cuffs on shirts. Fusible fleece is often used as the batting when making vests, tablerunners, or placemats. The fusible fleece gives the item a little thickness helping any quilting texture to show nicely without the bulk of regular quilt batting.

Related Question Answers

Particia Gortikov

Professional

What is fusible batting used for?

Fusible batting allows you to fully "baste" a quilt simply by ironing all the layers of the quilt together -- no hand-stitching, pinning, spray adhesive, or anything like that is needed.

Loredana Cardenes

Professional

What is the difference between fusible fleece and fusible batting?

Fusible fleece vs fusible batting
Fusible fleece is not the same thing as fusible batting. While fusible batting has the adhesive on both sides and you can use it for batting in quilts, fusible fleece actually has dotted adhesive on only one side and the bond is more permanent.

Letty Weinheimer

Explainer

Can you use felt instead of batting?

Simply put—yesand no. Personally, I wouldn't use felt for batting. Most felts are man-made, whereas a cotton batting, or wool for that matter, will have an inherent 'stick-to-it-ness' that helps keep the quilt sandwich together while you are quilting. It's your quilt.

Imre Oelke

Explainer

What is the best batting to use for hand quilting?

What is the best batting for hand quilting? We recommend our Tuscany® or Heirloom® Wool or our Tuscany® Silk, depending on the preferred loft – wool is loftier while silk lies flat. Both are made with natural fibers that breathe and offer virtually no resistance to your needle while hand quilting.

Anhelina Krullmann

Explainer

Is there double sided fusible interfacing?

Stick is a double sided fusible web that works like glue. Fuse fabric to stick it to another piece of fabric or to a porous surface such as wood or cardboard. This lightweight, sheer webbing does not add bulk to fabrics joined together. Studio size roll for big projects or frequent use.

Shiela Hoeppener

Pundit

Can I use fleece for quilt batting?

Yes, use fleece! Especially for baby and lap quilts - the 60" width is usually sufficiently wide for them. I used a single piece of fleece only in one quilt - it was both backing and batting. It was very soft and snuggly.

Jerilyn Schoppel

Pundit

How do you use fusible Pellon?

Place fusible side of Pellon® against wrong side of fabric. 4. Pin, then steam-baste along edges with tip of iron. Remove pins.

Siamak Evo

Pundit

What can I use in place of fusible fleece?

If you don't have fusible fleece or other interfacing at hand, you could use any regular batting, a felt-like batting (cotton) is the best.

Rabia Landau

Pundit

Can you wash fusible fleece?

Machine wash warm, delicate cycle. Tumble dry low or dry clean. High Loft Fusible Fleece interfacing adds the perfect layer of softness to any craft.

Tahis Felizar

Teacher

Can you use fusible interfacing on fleece?

Medium weight fusible cotton interfacing will suit the broadest range of fabrics and is suitable for most bags. It also gives extra structure and padding to your bags. I myself prefer to use the iron on (fusible) fleece as it is lightweight and makes it very easy to sew your pieces together.

Pompiliu Mezcua

Teacher

Can you use fusible web on fleece?

Typically with applique you'd use fusible web to adhere the spots in place before stitching them down, but because fleece can't be ironed at a high temperature (it'll melt!) fusible web isn't all that practical here.

Shenita Tressl

Reviewer

What can I use instead of batting?

Old cotton and wool blankets, cotton towels and other pieces of cotton and wool make great batting for quilt projects. Cut the fabrics to fit you project, then make the quilt sandwich. Quilt it as you normally would. To finish it faster you can tie the quilt.

Ismaail Ustimovich

Reviewer

Can fleece be ironed?

Polyester tends to melt when ironed and fleece tends to mat, so any wrinkles that can be removed without heat should be. You can iron polyester fleece when necessary, but you should not try to use more heat than recommended to speed up the process. Iron the fleece carefully to avoid burning or melting the polyester.

Reshma Alfambra

Reviewer

What is the best fabric for placemats?

Fabrics: Because of their soft texture and easy maintenance, fabric materials like cotton or linen are a great option, and many fabric placemats can even be thrown in the washing machine. They're also great at resisting heat.

Dong Alfimov

Supporter

Is batting the same as wadding?

Quilt batting is used in various sewing and quilting projects, is also known as wadding. Batting is the filling of quilts and makes them warm and heavy. It's usually manufactured from cotton, polyester or wool, and recently manufacturers started to use bamboo fibers.

Sondra Schmittdiel

Supporter

What size should I make placemats?

placemat sizes
Placemats are made in assorted sizes and shapes. Large rectangular placemats approximately 12 inches wide by 18 inches long or 14 inches wide by 20 inches long hold an entire place setting and are the most popular size.

Chadwick Grunow

Beginner

What is Pellon batting?

Pellon® 100% All Natural Cotton Batting, no scrim. 100% All-Natural Cotton Batting is breathable, drapeable, and easy to stitch by hand or machine. Once used in a project, this batting is washable by machine or hand and is dry cleanable.

Haitam Tchanyshev

Beginner

What kind of wadding do you use for quilting?

100% Cotton:
Cotton is the go-to choice for many quilters because it is is soft, washable, and can accept very detailed quilting stitches. It is the wadding of choice for quilts that will be entered into shows and competitions.

Plinio Paumier

Beginner

Can I use a sheet for quilt backing?

Bed sheets
For decades quilters have opted for the convenience of a bed sheet as backing fabric for quilts. First, they are tightly woven; 180 threads per inch is now a “low” thread count in bedding terms, but is more than double the common thread count of normal quilting fabric at 78 threads per square inch.