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Thread: Fusible?

  1. #11
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    Sep 2011
    Southern Indiana
    For a really lite fusible I use a feather weight fusible interfacing. Very inexpensive at JoAnn's.

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    Super Member Knitette's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by AFQSinc View Post
    If I was fusing a big piece I would use the Steam a Seam II light tape. I have it in either a 1/2 inch or a 1/4 inch width, I can't remember which size. It would certainly be easier to just fuse the edges and then you don't have to worry about drawing the shape onto the whole piece of fusible and then cutting the center out. I have seen patterns that call for that, to lessen the bulk, but it just seems like a waste of fusible. Especially when you will be quilting over it.
    Duh! Why didn't I think of this............... Thank you! I'm definitely going to try this in future when I have a large area to fuse.
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    New Jersey
    Quote Originally Posted by GrandmaPeggy View Post
    I just completed two t-shirt quilts and used the pink label, "Pellon", lightest weight (#901 ?), about $2.99 per yard and had good results. I bought it both at Hobby Lobby & JoAnn's. Good Luck and show us your quilt, when finished.
    Grandma Peggy.... Is that a nonwoven interfacing? I am starting a t shirt quilt last week and I bought a sheerweight interfacing... but it was a tricot. I bought 10 yards because I had a half price coupon. I probably should have waited until the class started to see what I was supposed to get (but I wanted to get it with the 50% coupon!) I would love to see pictures of yours...did you post them here?

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    Super Member ghostrider's Avatar
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    I'm another devoted Wonder Under (Pellon 805) user, though not in the same class as Melody Johnson, Laura Wasilowski, and Frieda Anderson. I have hand stitched through multiple layers of it without much trouble at all, though I do use a leather thimble pad.

    In addition to being very light, extremely secure, easy to use, inexpensive, and easy to find, it's also the widest fusible on the market (17.25"), can be used for pattern transfer, and is simple to run through an ink-jet printer for multiple copies of the exact same pattern.

    Here are some great tips, tricks and techniques from the Dean of Corrections at the Chicago School of Fusing.

    Two tips learned from personal experience, 1) a used dryer sheet will remove 'rogue' fusible from the sole plate of a warm iron, and 2) cutting fused fabric on the bias will greatly reduce the chances of frayed edges showing up (counter intuitive as it is for us to intentionally cut on the bias).
    Last edited by ghostrider; 04-03-2013 at 11:12 AM.
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  5. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by grammysharon View Post
    I agree, I think these are the lightest weight fusible on the market.
    Not so fast, I found one lighter from a speaker who spoke at our guild Monday night! Softfuse! I am now a convert!

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