Stabilizer, Interfacing, & Batting
That being said, people ask me on a regular basis what I use on specific patterns. So here's the lowdown:
Marta Studio Bin Pattern: Pellon Extra Firm Stabilizer ( I have also seen this labeled Extra or Ultra Firm Craft Stabilizer). This is a sew-in product, but you can also use the fusible option for added stability. Do not iron it in, just follow the instructions as written. 16 ounce polyester batting: this is a heavier, thicker batting that when quilted gives you a nice, firm lining. Find it by the roll or ask for a heavier, thicker poly batting.
Sigrid Oilcloth Market Bag Pattern: Same Pellon Extra Firm Craft Stabilizer as Marta or you can also use a stiff piece of buckram.
Eva Sewing Basket Pattern: Pellon Double-Sided Fusible Ultra Firm Stabilizer. This is tha same as the sew-in version, but you can iron fabric to both sides. Very handy for shaping the handle on Eva. Fusible heavy weight interfacing: this is the same stuff you would use on garment construction; used to give thickness to the pockets.
Ilsa & Lilla Handlebar Basket Patterns: Pellon Extra Firm Stabilizer ( I have also seen this labeled Extra or Ultra Firm Craft Stabilizer). This is a sew-in product, but you can also use the fusible option for added stability. Do not iron it in, just follow the instructions as written.
Britta Hoopster Basket Pattern: I use a thick, lofty poly batting to give the Britta Basket some "puff" and shape. If you can find 12 oz. poly batting by the roll I would recommend using it. Otherwise, brands like Fairfield, Hobbs, and Mountain Mist all make lofty poly batting. I used a regular non-fusible Pellon interfacing for the featherweight interfacing.
Ingrid Convertible Canisters Pattern: I like a fusible fleece such as Pellon Thermolam Plus for this project. If you want to use a non-fusible fleece and baste it you can also do that. Some other batting ideas to try would be basting cotton batting or Annie's Soft & Stable.
Louisa Garden Quilt Pattern: As you might have noticed I like projects with some "puff" and thickness to them so I used 2 layers of 80/20 batting for the Louisa Garden Quilt. When the flowers are quilted around the center it makes the petals really pop out.
Sonja Backpack-to-Bag Pattern: I made this pattern with 2 options for interfacing because I know it's not always easy to find some products or you may already have some on hand that you want to use. You can use either 2-layers of Pellon Thermolan Plus fusible fleece or 1-layer of ByAnnie's Soft & Stable (www.byannie.com).