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Updated: 2020-03-29 17:36

The Mysterious Scrim Factor by Laura Wasilowski

Do you know which side is your scrim side? As a fuser, it’s important for me to figure out which side of my batting has scrim.

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Scrim is a network of non-woven fibers or a light-weight glue that holds batting fibers in place as you stitch. Not all batting has a scrim, but if it does and you fuse your quilt to the scrim side of the battingpersonalized gifts for him for birthday, you may end up with a rippled quilt.

When fused fabric touches the scrim side of batting and you apply a hot iron, the fabric may pucker up like this. The fusible web glue and the batting are not friends. You want a nice flat quilt, not a quilt that looks crumpled and wrinkled.

There are several ways to determine the scrim side of batting. Before you iron fused fabrics to batting, test for these items that indicate the scrim side:

To get a flat quilt, apply your fused fabrics to the non-scrim side of the batting. This side of the batting is:

Still not sure? To test for the scrim side of your batting, place your fused art quilt onto the batting. Iron about a 5” square, just at one corner. Let the quilt cool. If the quilt top starts to pucker and ripple, pull it off the batting and place the quilt on the other side of the batting.

May all you quilts be flat and your dimples be seedy!

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