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    Old 07-18-2015, 06:57 PM
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    Most appliques require to be sewn down in swaps. I have the Heat n Bond Ultrahold iron-on adhesive but says no sew. It specifically say DO NOT SEW. Can i sew it anyways? I really don't need to buy anything and want to use what I have . I didn't realize this was a no sew. But I need to sew the raw edges.
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    Old 07-18-2015, 07:05 PM
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    Years ago when I first starting appliqueing, I used the Heat N Bond Ultrahold and it gummed up the needles. If it is Ultrahold, there is more bonding agent added, which is thicker and harder for needles to manipulate through. The best is the Heat n Bond Lite. You can iron the fabric piece, and lift it back up to maneuver it around. Easily hand sew through it.
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    Old 07-18-2015, 07:05 PM
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    Regular Hear and Bond is very difficult to sew as it gums up the needle.
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    Old 07-18-2015, 07:22 PM
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    I found that heat and bond makes the applique pieces much stiffer than some of the other iron-on interfaces.
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    Old 07-18-2015, 07:23 PM
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    Thank you all for the advice.
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    Old 07-18-2015, 11:19 PM
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    The no- sew heat & bond is not a good choice for swap blocks. It will be very difficult to stitch, gums up needles, is not made for that and does not soften up. The blocks will be stuff/hard as a board. It is OK to use for a wallhanging that will not be laundered, does not need stitching, will not be used as a quilt.
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    Old 07-19-2015, 03:32 AM
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    Thanks I have always wondered why it says, no sew. I have used it but it does leave little gum balls on the needle. I make a point of using what I have, so I would use it on a wall hanging where softness isn't important.
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    Old 07-19-2015, 04:23 AM
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    Heat & bond ultra is for craft & home dec. After fusing it will be like cardboard. As mentioned, only appropriate for a wall hanging and even then the applique will be so rigid it may distort the rest of the hanging.
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    Old 07-20-2015, 11:41 AM
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    You don't want to use THAT for your applique, the Lite H&B is what is made especially for sewing on your machine:
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    Regular Hear and Bond is very difficult to sew as it gums up the needle.
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    Old 07-20-2015, 03:26 PM
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    I've used wonder under with success, but haven't tried the heat n bond, probably not a good idea if it says no sew. Good Luck.
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