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Thread: Fusable Bobo

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    I just cut out a tree using fusible web but I ironed it on the wrong side of the fabric! Is there anyway to get rid of the "glue" so I can use this tree??

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    I have no idea but I'm so sorry!

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    If you have more of the fabric, I'd make a new tree! Maybe someone else has a better idea??

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    I don't think it will come off well enough without ruining the fabric? What you can do is trace the shape exactly of the tree fused to the wrong side. Cut out and iron the new tree to the right side of the fabric exactly over the first tree. It will make it stiffer but it may be doable and save your block?

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    can you "steam" off the fusing?

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    Almost every time I use fusible I inevitabley put the darn stuff on the right side at least once. I think if you did get it off, the tree would be all pulled out of shape.

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    It's a sticky situation. I think you are stuck.

    (Sorry, I didn't mean to make light of your situation. Sorry it happened.)

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    I would make a new tree.

    Incidentally, you ironed on the fusible *before* you cut out the tree, didn't you? It's a lot easier that way.

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    It can be done, but, what a pain in the butt... put it in the freezer for 30 mins and then scrunch it up in your hand like a ball. The fusible becomes brittle and will flake or peel off. You may have to do this a couple of times. If you have more material, I would make a new tree...much less time consuming.

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    Okay, this is a stupid question, but what does the reverse of the fabric look like? Sometimes I use the " wrong" side of the fabric. Gives the piece a subtle looking color choice. Can you do that? If it's already cut, might not work because of the mirror image thing...

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    Yes I could use the reverse side of the fabric but the "glue" would be on the front of the tree and therefore would stick to everything . That is why I was hoping . there was a way to get rid of the "glue". If there is no way I think I have enough fabric to cut another one.

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    I would start over...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gennynut
    Yes I could use the reverse side of the fabric but the "glue" would be on the front of the tree and therefore would stick to everything . That is why I was hoping . there was a way to get rid of the "glue". If there is no way I think I have enough fabric to cut another one.
    I think she was suggesting use it as it is if possible and just have the tree in a "mirrored" position if the back of the fabric would work ...even it if was a different shade.

    If you don't have enough to cut out a "whole" tree, could you cut it out in small sections?

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonwork42029
    Quote Originally Posted by Gennynut
    Yes I could use the reverse side of the fabric but the "glue" would be on the front of the tree and therefore would stick to everything . That is why I was hoping . there was a way to get rid of the "glue". If there is no way I think I have enough fabric to cut another one.
    I think she was suggesting use it as it is if possible and just have the tree in a "mirrored" position if the back of the fabric would work ...even it if was a different shade.

    If you don't have enough to cut out a "whole" tree, could you cut it out in small sections?
    Thanks, moonwork42029, that is what I was suggesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gennynut
    Yes I could use the reverse side of the fabric but the "glue" would be on the front of the tree and therefore would stick to everything . That is why I was hoping . there was a way to get rid of the "glue". If there is no way I think I have enough fabric to cut another one.
    I'm lost... did you iron it onto the "right" side of the fabric on on the back?

    PS - I'm in the Hat too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dena789
    Quote Originally Posted by Gennynut
    Yes I could use the reverse side of the fabric but the "glue" would be on the front of the tree and therefore would stick to everything . That is why I was hoping . there was a way to get rid of the "glue". If there is no way I think I have enough fabric to cut another one.
    I'm lost... did you iron it onto the "right" side of the fabric on on the back?

    PS - I'm in the Hat too!
    Hi its great to know that there is another ,member in the Hat!
    Yes I ironed the fusible web to the right side instead of the wrong side! So I could use it facing the right way up. But the right way up is "shinny and a little tacky". Guess I'll just have to do another one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gennynut
    Hi its great to know that there is another ,member in the Hat!
    Yes I ironed the fusible web to the right side instead of the wrong side! So I could use it facing the right way up. But the right way up is "shinny and a little tacky". Guess I'll just have to do another one.
    Well, you could use it upside-down... that is with the back-side showing as your applique if the back of the fabric will work.

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