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Thread: Anybody ever make this boo boo?

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    Red face Anybody ever make this boo boo?

    I was watching a quilting show the other day and they were mentioning using your applique pressing sheet to iron you fusible webbing, (or so I thought). Point is I did that but I ironed the glue side to my pressing sheet and it has stuck and made a terrible mess. Anybody have any suggestions on how I can restore my pressing sheet? I have tried soaking it in hot soapy water but it's still a mess. Have I ruined it?

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    Do you have a Teflon appliqué pressing sheet? There is a difference between a pressing cloth and an appliqué pressing sheet. I have one put out by Fons & porter but this one is the same concept. http://www.joann.com/the-applique-pr...x17-/prd17579/
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    It should not stick to an applique pressing sheet. It's silcone.
    Oh, just read auntpiggylpn's post
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    an applique pressing sheet is made to fuse your appliques to it, then you can build an applique with multiple pieces into one unit before removing it to attach to the background piece it is going on- the fusable should not leave any residue - you do have to allow the pieces to cool before removing them-
    and other than maybe needing to wipe the sheet off with a dry paper towel or soft cloth once in a while it should not require any (cleaning) and certainly should not need hot soapy water.
    are you sure that is what you used?
    a teflon applique pressing sheet is not a pressing cloth- which you place over something you want to press to protect it from direct contact with an iron (keeps fabrics from getting shiny or scorched from the iron)
    you may be able to contact the manufacturer of what ever you used and explain what has happened then ask what you can do about it...applique pressing sheets come with good instructions and tips/uses for using them. or if you bought it locally maybe you can go back to where you purchased it for help.
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    Is this what you are using? http://www.amazon.com/Bear-Thread-Ap.../dp/B0011455B8

    I have one of these and have never had a problem and I have used it a lot.

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    I think you misunderstood the type of pressing sheet they were demonstrating. Fusible doesn't stick to the silicone ones.

    There have been a couple of recent threads on the boards about removing fusible from fabric. One that works is to place a paper bag (plain part, not logo part with dyes) on top of the fusible and iron. This may have to be done multiple times. Apparently the fusible prefers sticking to paper than to fabric.

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    most times anything that sticks to the pressing sheet can be scraped off. I would heat it and try again.

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    I did that one time and I just scratched it off with my fingernail. You might try one of those net scrubbies or a net sack that onions or oranges come in. good luck

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    Try some fabric softner. If you every put interface in the wrong place sometimes fabric softner sheets will let you iron it off, and they work great on your iron too. I was thinking soaking the sheet in liquid softner. Just a thought and idea.

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    There is a product out called "GOO B GONE". It isn't too expensive but try soaking it in it for a few seconds. you can try it on a small area and see how it works. OR you can try to put it against a paper sack or old newspaper. IF you have any WD 40 try that also. it takes eggs off car paint after they've dried and doesn't mess with the finish.

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