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No batting tee-shirt quilt

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Shea788
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No batting tee-shirt quilt

Post by Shea788 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:17 am

Can a tee-shirt quilt be made without a batting to keep it cooler? What spacing is recommended between quilting lines since I have used fusible interfacing to minimize stretching of the tee-shirts.

auntjana
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Re: No batting tee-shirt quilt

Post by auntjana » Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:29 am

You could use flannel as the batting or the back. That will keep it lighter, in weight and warmth.

You could just do a stitch in the ditch for the quilting or just tie it with yarn. Enough to keep things from shifting.

Jana

gardenquilter
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Re: No batting tee-shirt quilt

Post by gardenquilter » Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:11 am

In my opinion and it's only an opinion I would use batting to help stabilize it further. As far as cooling I have several friends who use wool or wool blend even in the deep South as it is said to wick moisture away, bamboo is supposed to do the same.

MainelyMe
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Re: No batting tee-shirt quilt

Post by MainelyMe » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:07 pm

There are very light weight battings you could use. I would use some type of batting if I was making it. I have made several t-shirt quilts and think you might be sorry if you don't use some batting as it helps hold the quilt together and stabilized. I know that what are called, Summer Quilts, don't have batting, but they don't really look or feel like a quilt. They just look like a sheet to me. just my humble opinion.
As to the quilting spacing, I normally don't quilt more than a Hans width apart, with less than that most of the time. If you go the no batting route, I would suggest no more than a couple of inches apart.
Joan

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