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I am on a serious new-supply fast while I take some inventory of my craft/fabric stash. I'd like to do some millinery, but realized I have no buckram. I DO however, have a TON of really light weight crinoline. I bought it when I was doing some ribbon flower work, and would use the crinoline as a backing to mount groups of flowers on.

Has anyone tried fusing/quilting with rows of stitching/gluing/general layering of this type of material for hat making successfully?

For the sake of being completely clear - the crinoline I have is like a super light-weight buckram, it has a pretty open weave and seems to have been stiffened with some sort of starch/paste. It's not rigid like buckram, but it's definitely stiff. It is not tulle, and it's definitely woven.

Date: 2011-09-01 03:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nuranar.livejournal.com
Absolutely! This lady did it with fabric stiffener and glue:

http://thesewingacademy.org/index.php?topic=6188.msg119796#msg119796

I don't think there'd be much need to quilt it together; the glue/starch ought to work just fine by itself. Maybe stitch around the edges if the pieces will have a lot of handling before the form is assembled. It might take some experimentation to figure out the right number of layers and type of stuff.

Date: 2011-09-02 02:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] catherinejs.livejournal.com
You could try just *slightly* dampening the crinoline pieces and stacking them together. The glue should adhere to the other piece as it dries.

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