Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 23

Thread: Don't Know What it Is

  1. #1
    Super Member Boston1954's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    East Oklahoma - pining for Massachusetts
    Posts
    5,349

    Don't Know What it Is

    My sister was given a bag of items including thread and crochet stuff. In the bag was this roll of some sort of tape. It is shiny on both sides giving the impression that it may be to iron one item to another. It 3 3/4 inches wide, and as you can see there is a lot of it. She would like to use it but does not know what it is for. There are no numbers or markings of any kind on the tube.

    Do you have any ideas?
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Anne L. Fulton

    Life is not a movie. No one is going to yell "CUT" when you make a mistake.

  2. #2
    Power Poster BellaBoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Front row
    Posts
    14,671
    Blog Entries
    2
    I would see if it would fuse two pieces of fabric and then wash to see how it held up. I haven't seen a roll of fusible that wide before but it could be from an upholstery drapery shop.
    Got fabric?

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    94
    It does look like an interfacing of some type for upholstery/drapery projects.

  4. #4
    Senior Member janedee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    canterbury uk
    Posts
    928
    looks a bit like the stuff to join carpets with

  5. #5
    Super Member dakotamaid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    South central Nebraska, US
    Posts
    5,365
    Looks like it may be for the headers on drapes. Makes them stiff as well so you can make pleats and insert hooks. Just my thought.
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



  6. #6
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    18,424
    Try ironing a piece and see how it goes. It kind of looks like dry wall tape to me? Is it stiff or pliable, fabric or plastic?

  7. #7
    Super Member crafty pat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Live Oak, Texas
    Posts
    4,531
    It looks like a tape I once used on drapery fabric.

  8. #8
    Power Poster Jingle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Outside St. Louis
    Posts
    23,745
    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid View Post
    Looks like it may be for the headers on drapes. Makes them stiff as well so you can make pleats and insert hooks. Just my thought.
    My thought also.
    Another Phyllis
    This life is the only one you get - enjoy it before you lose it.

  9. #9
    Super Member Boston1954's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    East Oklahoma - pining for Massachusetts
    Posts
    5,349
    It is fairly pliable, but thicker than anything I've ever used for machine applique. It feels as though it may be some sort of plastic.
    Anne L. Fulton

    Life is not a movie. No one is going to yell "CUT" when you make a mistake.

  10. #10
    Super Member piepatch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    2,818
    It looks like a tape for a drapery header to me.

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.