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Thread: Which fusible should I use?

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    Junior Member Keepmelaffn's Avatar
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    I'm hand embroidering kitchen towel sets for family and friends for Christmas gift giving. I want to put something on the backside of the towels to hide and re-enforce the stitching (just in the area where I've stitched the design). I fused a piece of Pellon lightweight interfacing on a few of the towels, washed them and all of the interfacing fell off in the washer. I don't want to stitch anything on the backsides...what can you suggest for me? Any helps are appreciated!

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    did you use water soluble interfacing? That may have been the cause of your mishap.

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    Is it a loosely woven fabric/bumpy texture or terry cloth? You may want to hand stitch a patch of matching fabric over the back so that it blends in...

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    Hmmm..I handstich primitive designs on muslin backed by Warm & Natural..I then I cut and sew the design onto the towel. The W & N hides all the stitches..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prissnboot
    did you use water soluble interfacing? That may have been the cause of your mishap.
    Nope...it was the permanent kind...just didn't stick.

    :thumbdown:

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Is it a loosely woven fabric/bumpy texture or terry cloth? You may want to hand stitch a patch of matching fabric over the back so that it blends in...
    Loosely woven Amma...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi Baby Yow
    Hmmm..I handstich primitive designs on muslin backed by Warm & Natural..I then I cut and sew the design onto the towel. The W & N hides all the stitches..
    Sounds like I might need to try that Mimi...is the Warm & Natural batting (I'm assuming it's batting) thick, thin? Is it fusible or do you adhere the muslin to the W&N before you cut it and sew it onto the towel?

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    If it's going thru the washer and dryer I'd stitch it on rather than use fusible.

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    there are permenent bond adhesives you can use...like liquid stitch you could use heat & bond to adhere a fabric patch then go along the edges with liquid stitch to make sure the edges do not (lift) when washed.

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    I saw a trunk show, cant remember her name, she hust use another piece of a muslin on the back when she embroderidered. I havent tried it, yet.so dont know how it would work but it did give stability to what she was working on.
    Marilyn

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