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Thread: Elmer's Glue????

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    Elmer's Glue????

    I heard some time back that one of the paper-backed fusibles was actually Elmer's Glue. Has anyone else heard that and do you know which brand it is?
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    Never heard that claim before. I have used Heat n Bond lite for many years but never thought about who makes the fusible used in this product.
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    There are only so many glue manufacturers. There isn't a manufacturing plant for every glue brand. I would think the manufacturer would make the glue products to fit the order. Same glue just different types of formulas per brand.
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    Never heard that, but it must be a different formula than the regular glue if it is. The liquid Elmer's glue I purchase would not work for heat n bond.

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    Sounds like another "urban myth". Of course, even Elmer's Glue comes in more than one variety -- check it out!
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    Elmers does have permanent glue, but cannot be used for washable fabric projects. The water soluble Elmers could never be used in fusibles, since it would wash out. This is a myth.

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    All a product company has to do is tell the manufacturer we want this type of glue on this product. Elmer's is a brand name.
    Anyway Elmer's is owned by Newell Rubbermaid. Who owns Rubbermaid, Sharpie, Papermate, Parker, Waterman, Graco, Calphalon, Goody, Lenox, and Levolor. Interesting.
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    Never heard of it. Take for instance freezer paper. many use it for a temporary fuse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tessagin View Post
    Never heard of it. Take for instance freezer paper. many use it for a temporary fuse.
    I love Freezer paper. I make my own printable fabric with it and can use it several times, before I lose the sticky.

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    Never heard of it.
    Never heard of Stitch Witchery, Heat and Bond, Steam a Seam?
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    My guess is, if it's true, that paper backed fusible is Heat N Bond FEATHERWEIGHT. I love using it because it's even lighter weight than the Lite and is barely perceptible under raw edge applique, but . . .its impossible to use by ironing on a wrong side, then putting right sides of fabric together to sew and then turn right side out. Even a Teflon foot won't sew on that stuff.

    It irons on very glossy looking. . .i can completely see how it could be glue
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