I've made some progress on the quilt that I'm making out of baby clothes. Wanna see?
After A LOT of research on how to best stabilize all of the knit fabrics, I decided to use a fusible sheerweight interfacing. Here's how I did it...
*Keep in mind that I have decided that the finished quilt blocks will be 8 inches square,
so I will be cutting
8 1/2" squares to accommodate for seam allowance*
After carefully seam-ripping each onsie/shirt/sleeper (in this case a shirt) apart, I placed it right side down on my ironing board and ironed it flat. Then I placed a 9" square (approximate) of the fusible interfacing, bumpy side down, on the shirt.
I affixed the interfacing to the shirt using a wet pressing cloth and a hot, steamy iron (FYI, fusible interfacing comes with great instructions).
Then I flipped the shirt over and using my 8 1/2" square ruler cut out a perfect, stabilized square.
Here's an action shot...
Now, that stack of baby clothes = 44 squares!
Here is one of my favorites:
What's next? Cutting out the 44 squares of white flannel that will go in between these beauties!