JAIC 2005, Volume 44, Number 1, Article 3 (pp. 27 to 38)
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JAIC 2005, Volume 44, Number 1, Article 3 (pp. 27 to 38)

THE EFFECTS OF LIGHT EXPOSURE AND HEAT-AGING ON SELECTED QUILTING PRODUCTS CONTAINING ADHESIVES

Janet Evenson, & Patricia Cox Crews



4 CONCLUSIONS

Fusible battings appear to be an acceptable commercial adhesive-containing product for quilts intended as heirlooms or for sale to collectors or museums. All the quilt-basting sprays, except Spray and Fix, were associated with significant yellowing or strength losses following both shorter and longer periods of heat-aging and light exposure. Fusible webs, while acceptable for quilts intended to last for a lifetime, could not be recommended for quilts intended to be handed down from generation to generation or for studio art quilts intended for sale to serious collectors or museums.


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support provided for this research by the International Quilt Association and Quilter's Newsletter Magazine. In addition, this research was supported in part by funds provided through the Hatch Act. It is a contribution of the University of Nebraska Agricultural Research Division, Journal Series 14289.


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