The wash away interfacing used for the quilt costs almost a hundred dollars, even on sale- that would be a huge chunk of change. Instead, I am using Pellon 44F Fusible interfacing, it costs 99 cents a yard, and I got it half off!
This is the sample I made with it to make sure it would be okay to quilt and not too stiff once it was washed. It is a little thick, but it still drapes okay. (And really with all those seams so close together, I think no matter what it would be thick.) The quilting on it was difficult- it won't be easy to do, but it is manageable.
|Not totally perfectly, but man- the precision on this piecing is way better than I would have ever done without the interfacing method.|
So now I just need to get together all the fabrics, and then I have a big project ahead of me!
(Other big project: snowflake quilt. Just a few left, but I ran out of motivation and interest in that one.... it will get done eventually.)
So Joann was coupon commotion so I was able to get some good 50% off deals:
15 yards Pellon 44F: $7.43
10 yards Wonder Under: $14.95
45MM Rotary Cutter (a new ergonomic one): $8
Cheapo 4-scissor pack: $3 (figured these won't last long, but seemed worth trying)
Since I have 3,888 squares to cut out for the Mario quilt, I'm excited about the new rotary cutter!