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Thread: Water disolving applique foundation?

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    Super Member pittsburgpam's Avatar
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    I've been searching for a product that Sharon Schamber uses in machine and hand applique that I've heard of before but don't know exactly what product it is. She sells it on her website in 5 yard pieces but there is no picture of it.

    It isn't iron-on, or at least not how she uses it, but it is left underneath the applique and when wet it turns into loose fibers.

    Does anyone know exactly what this is? I'm going to run to Joann's this evening near work since I have to come back to do some system work at 7pm.

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    Sounds like water soluble stablizer, like Solvey.

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    I have never used water solubile so I don't know what type it is. It's not the type that would be totally on the back of the applique like tear-away would be. It would be on the back of individual applique pieces, between the piece and the background fabric.

    Or maybe that is just how she uses it. It seems kind of stiff in her videos.

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    I don't know. But when you find out please post it here so we all know.

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    I will. :) I have some beautiful floral applique patterns from Distinctive Pieces that I've been wanting to do but they are very intricate and I dislike doing needle turn applique. I am a member of the Sharon Schamber Network and I watched some videos today and yesterday about using the applique foundation to turn under the seam allowance and it is exactly what I was looking for.

    I have used her technique of two thicknesses of freezer paper many times but then you have to pull it out before sewing it on. The water solubile is perfect for the small pieces.

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    There is a new Stabalizer that looks like tear away but desolves in water...Only place I've seen it was at my local Husqvarna Viking shop that within a Joann's Super Center...Very expensive 50.00 for a 25 yd roll...

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    Here is a link I found on an embroidery site:
    http://www.secretsof.com/content/846

    It tells you three products that will work with applique and will wash away completely. I'm bookmarking it as I needed that info for some applique work myself. Hope it is what you were looking for.

    Rose L

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    I have purchased what is called Wash Away by Collins. It says foundation Paper and dissolves in water in 10 seconds. I have not used it yet.

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    I am using some currently on an applique BOM - it's called RinsAway and I bought if through Amazon.

    There is also this which I will try next time as it will save me a step (being fusible) -
    http://www.createforless.com/C_and_T...utm_medium=cse

    I'm not endorsing this seller - never used them - I just wanted to show the product.

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    i believe this is the product she uses and sells thru her site (although she never lets the name out).

    she did a show at our guild and she was selling her products and to me it seemed exactly like the product i use from floriani called.....

    Stitch N Wash Fusible Water Soluble Tearaway Stabilizer

    it comes in rolls or 8.5x11 to run thru the printer (which is want i prefer since all my designs are created in the computer).

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