Do I really need fusible interfacing to make a t-shirt quilt? Has anyone tried without it?

I am making a t-shirt quilt and I found a tutorial but they use fusible interfacing, I searched a bit more and found one that doesn't. Is it better to use it or are there other solutions?

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3 replies since 23rd November 2015 • Last reply 29th June 2017

Hmm, I bet you could get away without it. Did you try it in the end?

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fusible interfacing just give you the benefit of having more body to your fabric, which for knits aka tshirts, makes it much easier. if you are just not wanting to have the stiff feeling, use water-soluble interfacing so it will melt the first time you wash the quilt.

So basically its definitely not necessary but will make your life easier. I had read somewhere about quilters using glad press-n-seal as interfacing too

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I have made several T shirt quilts for Non profits for raffles and I always use a lightweight fusible pellon lining. It makes the fabric easier to attache to cotton fabric I use as the"frame" around the t shirt parts of the quilt. And as i use several t shirts in one quilt it is more stable

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