A strong foundation is essential in creating something that lasts and looks great. For sewists, that foundation is interfacing for our apparel and craft projects, and batting for beautiful quilts. Get to know the ins and outs of batting and interfacing to help you on your next project.
Batting gives quilts their cuddliness and that oh-so-coveted crinkly texture right when they come out of the dryer. It's improtant to choose the right batting loft and fiber contents for your quilt's end use. For quilts that will see a lot of wear, use a poly blend batting in a low loft that can be washed many times. For an heirloom quilt for cold winter nights, pick a lofty wool.
We've put together this handy chart for how to pick the right batting for your project. Of course, your finished result will depend on how it's quilted - but picking the right batting can save you hours of frustration along the way!
Interfacing and Stabilizers
Interfacing has SO many uses - and if you're not familiar with it - it's time to get to know this amazing notion. It's the essential tool in your sewing box for bringing your projects from homemade to handmade. Interfacing can give your clothes the polish of a designer garment - it's essential for crisp collars, cuffs, and plackets. Fusible web is a nifty tool for easy appliques, and home decor interfacing gives bags and crafts the body they need.
Check out this handy chart below for uses for each type of Pellon interfacing and stabilizer. You can find these and many more interfacings and stabilizers on fabric.com