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Thread: dryer sheets applique technique

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    Junior Member Sharoni's Avatar
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    speaking of labels, I iron muslin onto a piece of freezer paper, cut out labels, fold my 1/4 in (or so) under, write the message, take the paper off and viola! the label is ready and easy to sew on. Sharon

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    I use them all the time...I save the used ones...when I have a bunch of used ones,I let them soak all night...next day I was ,dry, and iron...

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    Nonna2,
    Our quilt guild uses the 'used' dryer sheets when we make strip quilts for charity. We cut them down to 6"x6", iron them and then sew the strips of fabric on them. Then, we square them. They work great and we haven't had any problems with the chemicals.Eiltcoq.

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    I usually use my dryer sheets twice, sometimes 3 times. By the time I'm ready to throw them out, they have no more softener on them and I use them for applique. It works like a charm and...cheap!

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    I re-use my Bounce Dryer sheets a couple of times then I have a bag I made for them to be stored in. When the bag is full, I give them a good soak in soapy water in the sink and then I dry them in the dryer. I have used them for applique many years and never had a problem. I do iron them before using & store them in a card board type photo box til ready for use.

    I am probably washing them needlessly but just doing it to be on the safe side. ;-)

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    Great Idea!!!

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    Here in G.B. we were told not to use the sheets in our dryer because the cause damage to it, so it isn't an option for me, although i do use a stabiliser called stitch and tear easily, I love the tip about the labels - i will certainly be using that thanks.

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    I used them in dryer one time and I didn't do anything more with them and tryed them for app. and got powder residue from them was concerned about it wrecking my machine. Will try them again but will wash them. Thank you all for info

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    Dryer sheets have worked great for me, of course they already were in the dryer and were used.

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