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Thread: Did something dumb

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    Super Member mimisharon's Avatar
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    Dec 2006
    Jacksonville, North Carolina
    Quote Originally Posted by mary
    When I get the glue from the wonder under on my ironing board cover, I iron a used softerner sheet over it and it removes it. Maybe that would work for you. Might have to use more than one. Make sure it is a used sheet ....Good luck

    Thank you, Mary, I'm going to try that in the morning for my ironing board cover. After reading this the other day what do you think I did....yup, ironed some small train patches to the baby quilt and got wunder under on the ironing board pad. sheesh

    I have to 'fess up to ironing the stuff that's real real sticky and not to be sewn to the printed side of the fabric once. I now have a partial roll if anyone wants it. I tried giving it to friends and they all said the same thing YUCKY! So it's still taking up space until I can have a yard sale this spring. I'll give it to the first person that buys something. Heat n Bond, that's the stuff. Never ever again.........

    How's that for dumb, Mrs. Mel??? I take the cake, right???


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    Senior Member Mrs. Mel's Avatar
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    Ontario, Canada
    Quote Originally Posted by sondray
    I found this info online:
    RE: Removing Wonder Under From Clothing
    Post By speedwell (Guest Post) (11/21/2006)

    Set the shirt spot-down on a clean waste cloth (cotton preferably), and iron a little longer than you did to apply the appliques in the first place. Don't overdo it, but get the area nice and hot. Repeat if necessary until the waste cloth has absorbed the excess adhesive.

    To prevent lifting in future, be sure to use the minimum time recommended, let cool, and re-iron the spots necessary. Over-ironing weakens the adhesive and makes it run, which is the principle behind removing the adhesive spots.
    It is possible to remove the applique but there's no guarantee you will remove all the glue. If you want to try it here's what to do:

    Heat the applique back up with an iron (to re-melt the glue) and be sure to remove it while hot. This might leave a white adhesive residue when cool. If this happens try the following: Take a piece of clean cotton and place the pocket face down on it. Press a hot iron on the pocket, pressing for a bit longer than you did to adhere the applique. Peel it away from the cotton. Move the cotton over to a clean spot. Repeat until the glue has been absorbed into the cotton. (You can do this with wax too).

    Removing Fused Interfacing

    To remove interfacing that has been fused in place, hold a steam iron over interfacing for 5 - 10 seconds. Immediately peel off the interfacing. If it is still adhered, set the iron on the interfacing, but do not use pressure. To remove any fusing agent that remains on the fabric, cover it with a damp, lightweight fabric scrap and press. Peel off while warm. Continue with new scraps until all the adhesive can be removed by sponging the area with rubbing alcohol--but be sure the fabric or dye will not be affected.

    Hope this helps,
    Thanks sondray, I will try this next time. Ended up tossing the pieced hearts.

    Mimisharon: The 'Heat 'n Bond' brand is what I was using too. I guess I am just going to have to be careful in the future. It's never a good idea to work with the stuff when you are tired. (They should put a warning label on the stuff!!!) :wink:

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    Super Member mpeters1200's Avatar
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    Jan 2007
    Omaha, NE
    You all have me nervous now. I did a Christmas project kit thing that came with Steam a Seam. I thought it was too stiff to sew through. I'm making a sampler and two blocks have applique. Grandmother's Fan and Dresden Plate. I am now nervous to go pick up wonder under. I just hope I don't mess it up!

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    Super Member sash's Avatar
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    This happened to me, I will admit it; it was a while ago, but I think I put some wax paper over it and ironed over the wax paper and it came off. Wasn't a big area. I hope this helps, guess it won't hurt to try. (I think it was Steam a Seam2 not wonder under)

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