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Thread: Soft Fuse from Shades Textiles

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    Super Member Candace's Avatar
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    Anyone try this product? I've never heard of it or used it, but it looks like several popular quilters are now using it. Opinions?

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    Stacy Michell, owner of Shades Textiles, has been in business for 25 years as a fabric dyer and quilter. Her mother is Marti Michell.

    A quick cost comparison (list prices for bolt quantities) of her fusible web works out like this:
    Misty Fuse (a major selling light weight fusible) $.45 per sq ft
    Wonder Under 805 (a major selling paper backed light weight fusible) $.50 per sq ft
    Soft Fuse (light weight paper backed fusible) $1.03 per sq ft

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    Yes, I know it's much more expensive. I've been not thrilled with Wonder Under and Steam a Seam 2. I think I'm going to try it.

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    I have heard about this product, but not it's use much. I think it comes in a pkg., in sheets too. I believe I read about it in Marti's newsletter I get... Sounds nice to me, please post when you try it!...

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    It's all I use, wonderful stuff! I buy it on the bolt, so it's cheaper. I can't give you a source, since I buy it wholesale, but shop around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjtinkle
    It's all I use, wonderful stuff! I buy it on the bolt, so it's cheaper. I can't give you a source, since I buy it wholesale, but shop around.
    Thanks, CJ. I'd prefer to buy it off the bolt too if I like it, but I don't think anyone local sells it that way. I *think* only the sheets are available here.

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    A roll (37"x 54yds)is $540 (retail)... comes out to $10 per yard. I think the sheets are about $1 each?

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    WOW!! This is on the spendy side :shock:
    Please let us know why you like it better than the others, I would like more info before spending the extra money :D:D:D

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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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    Ow. That's going to hurt me in the wallet.

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