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Thread: Angelina Fibers

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    Joann's online now carries Angelina Fibers - with your coupons its a great deal and an inexpensive way to give them a try.

    the website has a 40% coupon which i used to pick up the jelly bean pack.

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    Thanks for the heads up!!! :D :D :D
    Do you use the powder affixative with them? I seen it demonstrated once and it was intriguing....I wondered how well it worked and any hints/tricks to using it????

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    90% of the time i use bo-nash 007 and then the other times i'll use misty fuse.

    i use the misty fuse when i want to cover a large area with the fibers.

    lately i've taken to covering huge sections in angelina.

    i just designed a quilt that is nothing but curving strips of fabric and i'm going to cover every other strip with angelina.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kluedesigns
    90% of the time i use bo-nash 007 and then the other times i'll use misty fuse.

    i use the misty fuse when i want to cover a large area with the fibers.

    lately i've taken to covering huge sections in angelina.

    i just designed a quilt that is nothing but curving strips of fabric and i'm going to cover every other strip with angelina.
    Please, please post this when you're done. I can't wait to see your work with this!

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    Thanks for the info on the fixatives!! I too would love to see this quilt :D :D :D

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    Joann's doesn't ship to Canada :cry:


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    i know some canadians that live close to the border have a po box on this side just for that reason.

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    Ok so no one else is going to ask. WHAT IS THIS???

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    Thanks for asking kwhite. I don't know either.

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    its an iridescent fiber that fuses to itself when ironed and then you can fuse it to fabric.

    it adds texture and movement to fabric and comes in many different colors.

    its mainly used by art quilters. i would never use it on a quilt that some one was going to sleep around in.


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    it is beautiful as an embellishment on some clothing, totes, or christmas ornaments....imagine irradescent opaque angel wings (or butterflies) and these fibers are perfect for achieving that look 8) 8) 8)

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    kwhite I am glad you asked because I did not know either. Thanks for the info. It sounds very pretty.

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    Here's a detail of a tooth fairy postcard. Her hair is angelina, but the pictures don't do justice to the iridescence. It is a bit stiff, but great looking and fun to play with. The fibers almost look like very thin tinsel, and you need to protect from the iron. I used plain brown paper and it came out fine.
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    That is adorable, Moonpi :D :D :D

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    interesting

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    Quote Originally Posted by kluedesigns
    its an iridescent fiber that fuses to itself when ironed and then you can fuse it to fabric.

    it adds texture and movement to fabric and comes in many different colors.

    its mainly used by art quilters. i would never use it on a quilt that some one was going to sleep around in.
    This is all very interesting - thank you for introducing this product to us. I must say though the "i would never use it on a quilt that some one was going to sleep around in" comment has just cracked me up!! I know what you were getting at - but boy that hit me funny!!!

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    LOL

    it is kinda open ended - i think the fibers would be an irritant to the personal parts :shock: :oops: :D

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    I agree. I was thinking too - I sure hope that someone is not using one of the quilts I made to "sleep around in". Oh my - this is getting bad!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piedmont Quilter
    - I sure hope that someone is not using one of the quilts I made to "sleep around in".
    No one told you about the secret life of quilts? Good thing they don't tell secrets!

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    Thanks for the terrific tip about Joann's carrying Angelina fibers!! I can see my stash multiplying very quickly now when I use my coupons there! Now I won't be so timid when experimenting with these fibers.

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    I first saw the fibers in a class and the teacher saved all her cut threads (well, the sparkly ones) in a baggie and added them to th angelina...they really worked up pretty! I have a long growing list of new things to try!

    but not...sleeping around in my quilts!! :wink:

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    One could use almost any kind of paper when ironing it, right? Like perhaps tracing paper?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jojo47
    One could use almost any kind of paper when ironing it, right? Like perhaps tracing paper?
    yes or if you have the a non stick pressing sheet you could use that.

    i have this one and it works great for this and any fusible projects


    http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.j...RODID=prd53546

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    I agree that the picture really didn't do justice to the Angelina. It has a wispy irridescent look. Your
    have to see in IN PERSON to see how beautiful it is. Even if you're not into bling on quilts!

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