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Thread: How in the heck do you keep fusibles off your iron and board cover?????

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    Senior Member CompulsiveQuilter's Avatar
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    I have never used double-sided fusibles before and honestly there are no clear instructions. In two days' time, I have ruined and replaced my ironing board cover (twice) and cleaned the soleplate of my iron (twice). Am I doing something wrong or is that just the way it is with fusibles like heat and bond?

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    I use a teflon pressing sheet when i use fusibles. It protects the ironing board cover from the mess. Iron Off is a great cleaner for your iron.

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    You can also use parchment paper, found near the wax paper and foil in grocery stores.

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    My quilt teacher always has me use paper towels. One below and one on top...protects the cover and the iron. Then you just toss the paper towels. Good luck.

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    freezer paper works great a piece on bottom one on top its reuseable

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    I use a teflon pressing sheet from JoAnn Essentials-regular retail was 7.99 but there are always sales and/or coupons. It is 18"x18" so large enough to cover the board, and the fusing won't stick to it. You can also use it as a see-trough pressing cloth without steam.

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    Super Member Scissor Queen's Avatar
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    I iron the fusible to a piece of fabric that's bigger. Then I cut out my pieces and iron to the backing. I rarely get fusible on the board or the iron.

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    I have a special teflon sheet for fusibles. Works great.

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    I use the teflon sheet from Joanns

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    I use an old thin tea towel as a pressing cloth & have a small pressing board that I change the cover on more often than my Big Board.

    Quote Originally Posted by CompulsiveQuilter
    I have never used double-sided fusibles before and honestly there are no clear instructions. In two days' time, I have ruined and replaced my ironing board cover (twice) and cleaned the soleplate of my iron (twice). Am I doing something wrong or is that just the way it is with fusibles like heat and bond?

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