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Thread: Soft Fuse from Shades Textiles

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    Thank you! I'm hopeless with math! LOL That's nearly double the cost of it on the roll, so purchasing a roll is definitely the way to go if you can swing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjtinkle
    A roll (37"x 54yds)is $540 (retail)... comes out to $10 per yard. I think the sheets are about $1 each?
    Yes, 10 sheets for $10, but they are only 8"x9"...which works out to a little over $18 per square yard. :shock:

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    i tried some and didn't find it to be that different from Misty Fuse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabric_fancy
    i tried some and didn't find it to be that different from Misty Fuse.
    That's good to know. I've wanted to try Misty Fuse ever since I learned you can easily add paper backing to it. It seems to me, for the price difference, Soft Fuse just isn't in the game.

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    CJ, have you also tried Misty Fuse?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider
    Quote Originally Posted by fabric_fancy
    i tried some and didn't find it to be that different from Misty Fuse.
    That's good to know. I've wanted to try Misty Fuse ever since I learned you can easily add paper backing to it. It seems to me, for the price difference, Soft Fuse just isn't in the game.
    Misty Fuse doesn't come with paper backing?

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    No, I have not.

    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    CJ, have you also tried Misty Fuse?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    Misty Fuse doesn't come with paper backing?
    No, it's just the web, no paper. You can iron it between two sheets of parchment paper and then remove one sheet and it becomes paper backed fusible. Because the parchment paper is reusable, Misty Fuse still works out to be cheaper and it's supposed to be the lightest weight fusible available (don't know if that is compared to Soft Fuse or not though).

    You can also transfer cutting patterns directly to web once it's been fused to fabric so you don't really need paper backing once you get used to it. Scraps of just the web can be used to baste quilt sandwiches as well. Pretty versatile stuff.

    MF comes in black, white and ultraviolet. The UV irons on white and dries clear (like the white), but it's treated so it does not turn yellow over time like so many of the others do. The fusible turning yellow can alter the color of the fabrics it is bonding.

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    Thanks for the info. I have to give them both a try and see which I prefer.

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    I bought the shades soft fuse to use with the applique dies for my AccuQuilt. Also with my Bernina cutwork tool. For both processes, the paper backing can't be beat.

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    http://shadestextiles.com/product%20pages/softfuse.html
    If any of you are still interested I have been comparing prices. This is what I have found. Instead of buying the whole bolt you can buy 3 yds here at about the same price per yd.
    I haven't tried it but am wanting to or find something cheaper that works as good.

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