I have been reading a lot about the new fusible battings. I am surprised by how expensive they are. Do Queen of Stitching quilt blocks require fusible batting?
We used our heads instead of your wallets to provide a solution for the same problem fusible battings are designed to fix. Our plan is that if you don't need to spend the extra money on batting - you will be able to collect more Queen of Stitching Quilt Blocks and that is a win - win for all of us.
Solution: All Queen of Stitching Quilt Blocks are assembled on top of batting (the batting is never added underneath the hoop or actually hooped). All of our instruction guides explain how to place batting in your hoop and provide photos of the process.
- Cut your batting about 3/4" (20 mm) wider than your hoop and at least 1" (25 mm) longer than the block that your are making.
- Center the batting over your stitching area.
- Tuck the side edges of the batting underneath your inner hoop. You can do this with your fingers, or with a ruler, or with the tips of a blunt scissors.
- Continue tucking both sides of the batting taking care to make sure that all of the ends are firmly secured and without any puckers, wrinkles or folds.
- Continue to the next color break in the quilt block design to secure your batting.
Your batting will be totally secured and you will not have any problems with it during the quilt block construction process.
Note: Queen of Stitching Decorative Quilt Designs also use the same process for adding batting to solid or un-pieced quilt blocks you may be adding to your quilt layout.