Interfacing Preferences

Just out of curiosity, do you have a preference for fusible or sew-in interfacing, or does it vary with fabric choice and project?
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It varies with the fabric and project. Sometimes a perfect fusible is the way to go and sometimes a sew-in is the only option. Even with tailored projects it varies: For a good wool I'd hand tailor. Poly and poly blend suiting usually responds better to fusibles and speed tailoring. For light weight silk I often interface or interline with silk organza.
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Normally, I use the Pellon brand of which ever type I need since most of the time it is usually easy to find in stores like Jo-Ann's, Hancock's. I buy the one that, INMO, will be best for the fabric & pattern. Emily
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My first choice for most things is light-weight knit fusible. For sew-in, I use hair canvas, woven interfacing, silk organza, or non-woven depending on how much body I need/want, etc. and match the weight of the interfacing to the project. I also have a small supply of *very* light-weight non-woven fusible, but rarely use it. It is mostly "tape" for repairing/altering patterns.
I buy black and white knit fusibles at TSWLTH on a 50% coupon, and I buy full bolts or 10 yards, whichever they have. I always ask them to roll it back onto the board, that way it's easier to store.
Beverly, who spent the afternoon cursing my printer, then discovered the problem wasn't my printer but the *brand new* ink cartridges I bought! :-(
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