Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
fusible adhesive? anyone? >

fusible adhesive? anyone?

fusible adhesive? anyone?

Old 01-10-2021, 02:32 PM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: wisconsin
Posts: 419
Default fusible adhesive? anyone?

I am just getting started on Rob Appell's pattern "Unstrung Heros" for my GS graduation this spring. Rob suggests
Heat-n-bond featherlite. JoAnn's carries only the heavy-weight and pellon heavy weight and 805. Does anyone know if the 805 and the featherlite are comparable? I have looked on amazon but you have to buy a full bolt of it. Thanks for any info.
laurilli is offline  
Old 01-10-2021, 04:24 PM
  #2  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Alturas, CA
Posts: 9,393
Default

I would get the featherlight, not either of the others you mentioned, in my opinion.
pocoellie is offline  
Old 01-10-2021, 04:46 PM
  #3  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 259
Default

I've never used the HNB Featherlite but I've used Pellon 805 for all of my raw edge applique and it's been awesome. Joann's carries the 805 (Wonder-Under). A number of folks really enjoy MistyFuse as well but my understanding is that it is not paper-backed but is still double sided fusible web.

I would not recommend heavy weight fusible if you're planning to put it in a quilt.
Sephie is offline  
Old 01-10-2021, 07:33 PM
  #4  
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2020
Posts: 53
Default

I use Steam-A-Seam Lite 2 for my appliqué and I can get it on Amazon for a reasonable price. I'm taking a class in a couple of weeks and the instructor suggested the MistyFuse because it adds less bulk if you have multiple layers of fabric so I bought some of that on Amazon too. It's unbelievably thin (spider web like) so I'll see how easy it is to work with and whether I prefer it.
leheath8 is offline  
Old 01-11-2021, 07:13 AM
  #5  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: wisconsin
Posts: 419
Default

Thanks for your help all. leheath8 I did find steam a seam at $6 a yard, is that about the right price? Does the mistyfuse have a paper back? I did find that at $4 a yard.
laurilli is offline  
Old 01-11-2021, 08:37 AM
  #6  
Super Member
 
juliasb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Waterford Michigan
Posts: 6,436
Default

I always buy by the bolt. It last a good deal of time but always comes in handy along the way.
juliasb is offline  
Old 01-11-2021, 08:55 AM
  #7  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Southern California
Posts: 737
Default

I found Misty Fuse difficult to work with because it is so thin. It was a struggle to get the unused portion under control. I prefer Steam-A-Seam Light 2. I bought a roll of it on Amazon.
SallyS is offline  
Old 01-11-2021, 09:03 AM
  #8  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 767
Default

just make sure the steam a seam is the lite weight stuff....if you use a heavy weight fusible...sometimes it is a real problem as it is too stiff and thick for your needle to go through.....
sewingpup is offline  
Old 01-11-2021, 02:56 PM
  #9  
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2020
Posts: 53
Default

Originally Posted by laurilli View Post
Thanks for your help all. leheath8 I did find steam a seam at $6 a yard, is that about the right price? Does the mistyfuse have a paper back? I did find that at $4 a yard.
Yes, those prices sound about right. I bought the MistyFuse on Amazon and it was $30 for 10 yards. The MistyFuse does not have a paper back - it literally feels like handling gossamer threads! The Lite Steam a Seam 2 comes in a variety of sizes - I've bough a roll and sheets. Make sure you get the Lite version - it is slightly more expensive, but necessary if you don't want multiple layers ending up too thick to quilt.
leheath8 is offline  
Old 01-11-2021, 06:27 PM
  #10  
mkc
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 626
Default

Also realize there appear to be 2 different types of Steam a Seam Lite. If it has a "2", it's double-sided, so you can reposition. If it doesn't have a "2", it's single sided and only one side is "peel and stick" and repositionable. The other side won't stick until you apply heat.
mkc is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter


SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.