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Thread: Anyone ever use Steam-a-seam

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    I'm trying to use it but I think I did something wrong. I need help with it. May have to re do this with bond. Looks like everything is backwards. I think I may have left the paper pattern on too long too. Any advise can help me.

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    community benefactor Knot Sew's Avatar
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    I bought a package of it in the light.. I think its harder to use....I got heat and bond light..a lot cheaper. It seems easier to use. These are my first experiences with fusible.

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    I thought maybe it was just me having a hard time with it. I gues not. I'm going back to heat and bond. I'm putting together Rachel's Flower Garden. I have all 12 BOM's now but all the cutting out of stems and leaves and all is very tiring.
    Hope it turns out good some day soon. This is the first BOM I'm on now so it will be a while. Thanks for your response.

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    Hi,

    Steam a seam is more expensive than other bonding stuff. I like it for applique because it is removeable. It is double sided sticky tape but it is not permanent until you iron it. I have some great patterns from a talented lady that goes under the name Zebra patterns. She uses steam a seam to create beautiful floral wallhangings.
    I have had problems with fusing because I don't always get the pattern tranfered right. It usually works out unless you are doing lettering. Those have to be going in the right direction.
    Good luck with the project.

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    I'm just making flowers with it. I made the mistake of not removing the paper soon enough after I ironed it down. Some of the sticky stuff came off the fabric easy so I still have the fabric to bond but the green stems didn't work that easy and so I'm gonna have to use a different green. I'm just cutting out the blossoms right now since I already bonded them. Too bad it doesn't work better. I ordered 2 yards of the stuff on e-bay today before I tried using what I already have. Oh well someday I might figure it out.

    Thanks,

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    Sometimes, if it's old, it can cause problems. Try giving it another touch with a hot iron, and it may work yet. I've had luck with it as long as my iron was hot enough.

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    My iron is good and hot but I left the paper patterns on over night. Now i can't get them off without tearing the fabric. I should have read the instructions better. Sometimes I screw things up because I try to hurry. I suppose that was the problem with this. I wanted to have this quilt done for a show next month. Not sure I'll make it at this rate.

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    I think mine must have been very old...I had to pin it till after it was ironed :roll: heat bond was 1.99 at joanns and then I used a coupon...bought 3 yards

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    This stuff might be a year old. They talked me into buying it when I got the 12th BOM. I don't have any idea how much I paid. I don't have enough now of the medium pink so have to find something else to use on it too. GEEZ

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    Ohh...I got some in an ebay win one time but haven't used it...Gee...I've had it for a few years now...I guess I should just throw it out?

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