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Thread: criss cross coasters

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    what is fusable web.....i was checking out the criss cross coasters and it called for fusable web

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    It is an adhesive, usually paper backed that you iron onto fabric to stick layers together.

    Some brand names are Wonder Under, Steam a Seam and Misty Fuse :D:D:D

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    okay thank you very much

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    It is a very fine web-like fusible that is used between two layers of fabric to fuse them together, it doesn't add any thickness. It comes in strips that you csn use for hemming, or in sheets with a paper backing that you can draw a pattern on, for applique. Then you can fuse the applique to your background. It will add a little stiffness to the applique, but not a lot. Some times I just add a small piece between the applique and background to hold it in place.

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    Yes, to what Carol said. More simply said, it's a fabric glue that looks like a thin web that you iron onto your fabrics. Ironing instructions come with most of the fusibles you can buy and there are different instructions for different types of fusibles.

    Some fusibles are designed for "no sew" projects and believe me, they mean "no sew"...to sew thru these you tend to break needles, or gum up your needle so bad you can't sew with it. Others are designed for sewing projects and even they come in different weights...the heavier ones make your project very stiff, and lighter ones are almost non-existent once your project is done.

    For your project you definitely want a sewable fusible...and the bolts should clearly say which is which. You can purchase them at any store that sells fabrics.

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    stitch witchery, wonder under, steam a seam and heat and bond are all fusable webs.
    the first one has no paper on one side, it is simply the fusable. the others all have a paper side, so you can draw on the paper, fuse the non-paper side to the back of your fabric, let cool, cut out your design on the lines you drew, peel the paper off and then iron that side to your background
    some are stiffer than others, some are hard to sew through, some are easy and soft. it all depends on your project (and personal choice) which you should use at any given time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathi Schofield
    I was reading about crisscross coasters and it called for fusable web........could someone explain what that is.......thank you
    Please be careful when you are about to Iron, I ironed the fusible web and I did it wrong and ruin my ironing board cover....dumb move on my part but it was a learning experience...just saying is all...

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    Always use an applique ironing sheet or parchment paper under your applique to avoid making a mistake. I have had to peel fused appliques off my ironing board.

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    again thank you all very much.....i'm sure more questions will come up and i know the site to use for them.....you all are so nice and making me feel welcome....again thank you kathi

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