Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Charlotte's Fusible Web Thread

I came across a spool of Charlotte's Fusible Web thread last week in a drawer and vaguely remembered using it for machine binding. It is made by Superior Threads and I followed these directions with one change while binding Two by Two last night.  After sewing my binding to the back of the quilt I put Charlotte's Web in the bobbin and sewed a zigzag stitch around the edge of the quilt back.  I wasn't too keen on attaching the binding using a zigzag as they did without trying it out on some scraps.

So, with the fusible thread on the top of the quilt I pulled the binding over and lined it up just covering my sewing line from attaching the binding and pressed it down. Easy peasy! I made my miters in each corner, pressed and put a pin in to hold them. Then I sewed from the front just inside the binding edge. I was feeling so confident I used the same variegated thread I quilted with. I think it turned out great and the stitching in the back was in or very close to the ditch. I'll be doing this on my next quilt for sure!

Two by Two was made using the free Warm Wishes pattern found at Quiltmaker.com. It's one of my go-to patterns for Project Linus quilts. Strip piecing makes it quick and it highlights novelty prints so well. I had the perfect flannel backing in my stash and quilted it like example E at Petit Design Co. I like how adding one diagonal changed the look of the quilt.

Another UFO bites the dust... SING IT!  (for all Queen fans).


  1. Fusible Web thread? I had no idea such a thing existed. I must try this!! :-)

    Super cute quilt. I recently made a baby quilt with the same animal print fabric, only mine had a lighter blue background. I love the pattern you chose, I will need to remember this one as I try to use up some of the novelty print in my stash.

  2. My sister discovered fusible thread and we have been using it ever since to assist with finishing the binding on quilts. Excellent product and makes finishing off so much easier. Also has uses for applique, I understand, but I have not gone there yet.

  3. First I've heard of it. Love your quilt. So bright and cheerful.

  4. Gorgeous quilt, and the things you find out whilst visiting other wonderful bloggers, I'll have to hunt this thread down sit sounds fabulous.

  5. interesting, i've never seen binding done this way before. your quilt is very cute :)

  6. Smart way to do the binding. And a great finish, too.

  7. What a wonderful quilt and congrats on another great finish! Thanks for sharing.
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