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Thread: Is Steam a Seam 2 good Fusible? Applique.

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    Super Member CAS49OR's Avatar
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    I've been using Pellon, bought from the bolt at JoAnns. I just bought "Stained Glass Quilts" and they recommend Steam A Seam 2. It's available at JoAnns online, I don't know if it is in the store.

    I didn't care much for the Pellon, had a heck of a time trying to get the backing off.

    Have you used either? Is there a better product?

    btw the book "Stained Glass Quilts" sure went down in price. You can buy it at half.com or Amazon for $1.80

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    I use it a lot. It isn't heavy and is easy to work with. I I can even reposition it if I don't heavily iron it down.

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    I have used Steam-A-Seam 2 quite a bit, but like the "Lite" version for bed quilts, or quilts with more layering of the applique. You can buy it off a roll by the yard (I bought the whole box because I do allot!), but you can also buy it in a package with sheets if you don't have tons to applique. I don't throw my scraps of it away, either - I usually can get small pieces for flowers, etc from the scraps. Follow the directions carefully-and I always still finish off the edges either with a blanket stitch or sometimes a machine satin stitch, depending on the style of quilt. Once, I make a wall quilt and didn't finish off the edges and a few pieces started to life at the edges when I hand-quilted it.

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    Funny you should ask, because I just bought some at JoAnn's (instore). I like the way it works.

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    I use the Steam a Seam lite too, though I still think it adds too much stiffness to the final applique. Even using the windowing technique. I'm trying Misty Fuse next as I've heard wonderful things about it. It's much more expensive though:< and only found at LQS online http://www.Mistyfuse.com/ also I'm going to give softfuse a try http://www.shadestextiles.com/produc.../softfuse.html

    Both of these products are supposed to give a better feeling final product than Heat and Bond or Steam a Seam. But, the cost is something to consider!

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    I only use Steam A Seam2

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    i've tried it once and won't use it again its too heavy. i prefer a lighter weight fusible

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabric_fancy
    i've tried it once and won't use it again its too heavy. i prefer a lighter weight fusible
    Since it is heavy, is it easier to peel off?

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    try the steam a seam light or the heat n bond light; I just did an applique with both and they work great; here you can buy both at Joanns

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    They are both easy to pull off the steam-a-seam and steam-a-seam lite. I like the light. haven't used anything else so have nothing to compare it to

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