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    Hi everyone, I was wondering what everyones favorite fusible. I have used most kinds but I haven't found one I like to use all the time. I use to use steam a seam alot but it seems stiff. Now I use heat n bond lite but it seems like sometimes when I am stitching the fabric isn't fused down good. But with this one at least the fabric stays less stiff. Has anyone found a better one? :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by thequiltmama
    Hi everyone, I was wondering what everyones favorite fusible. I have used most kinds but I haven't found one I like to use all the time. I use to use steam a seam alot but it seems stiff. Now I use heat n bond lite but it seems like sometimes when I am stitching the fabric isn't fused down good. But with this one at least the fabric stays less stiff. Has anyone found a better one? :)
    Have you tried steam a seam lite 2?? It is much softer, but a great tip is to actually cut out the centre of the fusible on any piece that is large enough, leaving only a 1/4" border of fusible. This lessens the stiffness a lot! Plus if you are careful you can re-use what you cut out for smaller appliques!

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    I use heat n bond lite - and I use a lot of it. Usually it doesn't stick well if it is heated too long, or that is what I have found when it happens to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    Quote Originally Posted by thequiltmama
    Hi everyone, I was wondering what everyones favorite fusible. I have used most kinds but I haven't found one I like to use all the time. I use to use steam a seam alot but it seems stiff. Now I use heat n bond lite but it seems like sometimes when I am stitching the fabric isn't fused down good. But with this one at least the fabric stays less stiff. Has anyone found a better one? :)
    Have you tried steam a seam lite 2?? It is much softer, but a great tip is to actually cut out the centre of the fusible on any piece that is large enough, leaving only a 1/4" border of fusible. This lessens the stiffness a lot! Plus if you are careful you can re-use what you cut out for smaller appliques!

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    ditto!

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    i've had good luck with 'wonder-under' that's been around for many many years. also misty fuse is a very soft fusable.

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    Wonder Under #805! I use tons of it. ;-)

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    I have never heard of the last 2 ideas. :) I will look into that.

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    I love Shades Soft Fuse. Not as well known as some of the other products - but much better in my opinion. Very light weight yet adheres well. Not affiliated with them in any way, just very pleased with this product.
    http://www.shadestextiles.com/produc.../softfuse.html

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    wonder under and lite heat bond...I just started cutting out the center and it makes the world of difference...

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    I like the Heat and Bond lite!

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    i use shades soft or misty fuse

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    Wonder Under is my fav

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    I use Bosal fusible. It's the only fusible my LQS carries as everybody loves it.

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    I have never heard of that, I am going to go and search that so I can find it. thanks :)
    Quote Originally Posted by Lori B.
    I use Bosal fusible. It's the only fusible my LQS carries as everybody loves it.

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    Steam a seam 2 fusible web, sticks to the back of fabric so I can put it upon my design wall to check it out before I iron it.

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    I use Heat and Bond Lite almost exclusively. Iron on a silk setting for about 10 seconds.Never had a problem. But I do keep in a sealed plastic bag. Seems to keep it in like new shape.

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    I like Wonder Under.

    That is a good tip to cut out the centers, I will have to try it.

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    I have a silly question but what is fusible and what would you use it for with quilting? thanks

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    I use it for applique on quilts but I am sure there are other uses. It is just a sticky when ironed usually paper type substance that holds the fabric in place so you can sew it down. :) And that is never a silly question. I didn't know before I used it. :)
    Quote Originally Posted by msawicki64
    I have a silly question but what is fusible and what would you use it for with quilting? thanks

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    Thanks. And your right no silly questions.

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    Shades Soft Fuse is wonderful

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    Somewhere in my cyber wandering yesterday, I heard or read about another fusible called Do Sew, at least I am pretty sure that is the name of it. It sounded like a winner for applique, using the sew right sides together, slit fusible on back, turn and press to project. Have never seen it anywhere or heard of it before. Anyone else know of it and where it can be found?

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    I prefer Steam a Seam 2 Lite toHeat n Bond. I have not seen or tried any of the others. I also use featherweight interfacing for some applique projects.

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    ditto. This is the BEST one out there. Once the project is finished you don't even know it is in your project, it is so soft.
    Quote Originally Posted by Midwestmary
    I love Shades Soft Fuse. Not as well known as some of the other products - but much better in my opinion. Very light weight yet adheres well. Not affiliated with them in any way, just very pleased with this product.
    http://www.shadestextiles.com/produc.../softfuse.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by thequiltmama
    Hi everyone, I was wondering what everyones favorite fusible. I have used most kinds but I haven't found one I like to use all the time. I use to use steam a seam alot but it seems stiff. Now I use heat n bond lite but it seems like sometimes when I am stitching the fabric isn't fused down good. But with this one at least the fabric stays less stiff. Has anyone found a better one? :)

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