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Thread: Fusible Batting - refuses to Fuse! I am confused!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    that is like Pellon fusible fleece or other used in tote bags. not quilts. did the sales clerk say it was fusible batting for quilts or the label?
    NativeTexan, you nailed it.

    I read your other posts on the batting subject. Then I went to Joannes'. It was the June Tailor that I was using and I re-read the instructions. (Did I mention I threw out the bag before I realized I'd bought fusible?) I brought the samples I had done and asked the Joanne's employees, none of whom had a clue but all had an opinion. "Nice and stiff!"

    I made a couple more samples up, got the material to stick by making sure I had plenty of steam, and gave it time to cool. It stuck! I flipped it and repeated the process. I made some decorative stitches on the samples.

    Then for a comparison I took some regular poly low-loft batting - Soft n Crafty traditional polyfil 1/4" I bought at Joannes and did the same thing - without the gluing, of course.

    I tossed them in the laundry as I got them done along with the rest of the clothes - warm/cool perm press, dry normal.

    Voila! The weird stiff batting came out softer. Not as soft as the regular, but not like cardboard. Being stiffer, there wasn't as much of what my LQS calls the 'cottage cheese' look.

    I don't think I will use it for this project as the cottage cheese hides a multitude of little cutting and piecing problems, but when I get better at this, I bet I'll like it a lot.

    Thanks much and thanks to all for your support. This board is great.
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    have only tried it once & hated it for all he above reasons! i was using sullivans & june taylor spray,but wasa,'t happy w/ them.after reading the qb i decided to take the plunge[it's pricey!]& bought lg can of 505.haven't tried it yet,but wish me luck! $25.00 is a LOTof money fome
    dar

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    have only tried it once & hated it for all he above reasons! i was using sullivans & june taylor spray,but wasa,'t happy w/ them.after reading the qb i decided to take the plunge[it's pricey!]& bought lg can of 505.haven't tried it yet,but wish me luck! $25.00 is a LOTof money fome
    dar

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    sorry abought double post!
    dar

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    Quote Originally Posted by dar627742
    have only tried it once & hated it for all he above reasons! i was using sullivans & june taylor spray,but wasa,'t happy w/ them.after reading the qb i decided to take the plunge[it's pricey!]& bought lg can of 505.haven't tried it yet,but wish me luck! $25.00 is a LOTof money fome
    dar
    Dar, please let me know how you do with 505 - Everything about quilting is "bring out another $20" at least for a beginner. I just bought a 12" square for $25 but at least it won't go empty on me! LOL

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    The only time I have trouble with fusible is if I don't properly prepare the fabric. Wash it first with no softner and do not use fabric sheets.

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