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More thoughts on interfacings

I have one more thought on the 122 cotton interfacing talked about in October.  I used this interfacing on a collection of recycled ties that I had bought and used in a small quilt.  There was a mix of weights of silk and I used the interfacing on all of them.  It performed well on the light-weight fabrics, but made the heavier silk ties stiffer than I like.  In this case, a mix of interfacings might have been better - using my lightest interfacing (which I had little of at the time) on the heavier ties.   

Sewing a quilted garment

Sometimes we want to make a garment from pre-quilted pieces.  If you don't need to add a separate lining, you will need to finish the raw edges before or as you assemble the garment.  If you have a serger, an option is to finish all exposed edges with a nice serged finish.  Another option if you have a narrow seam allowance - 1/4" to 3/8", is to make 1/2" to 3/4" bias tape to finish your seams.  Open it up and sew one side on the fold as you join 2 pieces, then enclose the raw edges and stitch on the other fold to finish.

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