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    I have used Heat n Bond for the fabric holder - when using a quilt as a wall hanging...works great and no sewing. Has anyone ever used it on the binding??? I am thinking of trying it not for the machine sew part but the 2nd part when you fold it over to the back side. Thoughts/comments?

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    If you are handsewing the binding, I would try it on a practice piece first, it may be harder to sew through.

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    I was thinking heat bond instead of handsewing. I used it on my wall quilt to hold up my quilt on the rod (no sewing). It works great...so I was thinking it should also hold up on the binding...its washable.
    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    If you are handsewing the binding, I would try it on a practice piece first, it may be harder to sew through.

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    Ahhh I see :D It may work great on a wall hanging... but don't think I would trust in on a quilt that gets much washing. I have had it release.

    For binding, they sell some that is 1/4" wide on a roll :D:D:D

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    Use dots of elmers glue to hold it and then iron it works great for wallhangings

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    Yah...i saw some at Walmart...this may be good for a table runner, pot holders and tree skirt. I agree with you that with quilts since they are washed often it may not be a good idea.
    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Ahhh I see :D It may work great on a wall hanging... but don't think I would trust in on a quilt that gets much washing. I have had it release.

    For binding, they sell some that is 1/4" wide on a roll :D:D:D

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    There is also a permanent white fabric glue that you could use, put an applicator tip on it :wink:

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    Oh...clever....just need to make sure it never gets washed. With the heat n bond its washable.
    Quote Originally Posted by jayelee
    Use dots of elmers glue to hold it and then iron it works great for wallhangings

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    Is it washable? Do you have the brand name?
    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    There is also a permanent white fabric glue that you could use, put an applicator tip on it :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayelee
    Use dots of elmers glue to hold it and then iron it works great for wallhangings
    I "baste" my bindings that way, but when I wash the quilt, it washes out.

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    Have never used for this, but do spot on stitch witch, or iron on hemming tape, with applique to keep it in place. Would sew down the hem, I'd fear coming undone if any heat were to unstick it. Good Luck :)

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    There are two kinds of Heat and Bond. One is specifically sewable and the other isn't. I've used both. The one that is non-sewable, I would hesitate to use on a quilt as if you changed your mind and decided to sew it on after using it, it gums up your sewing machine needle. You constantly have to clean your needle. Any guess who's made that mistake??!!! The sewable type, I've just recently used it and seems to work wonderfully when I'm doing applique work using my sewing machine. Doesn't gum up the needle. I haven't tried washing the Heat and Bond piece after sewing it or iron-on only type, so I don't know how it takes to washing.

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    A newbie here chimming in on a subject I know a little about. I love Heat n Bond and buy it by the bolt. It comes in a couple of "strenghts" like LITE and HEAVY. The light stuff is great and it is best to stitch it down by machine or hand. But the heavy is something else again. It will gum up the machine needle and it is too hard to stitch through by hand. Quess how I know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    Is it washable? Do you have the brand name?
    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    There is also a permanent white fabric glue that you could use, put an applicator tip on it :wink:
    The brand name is api's Crafters Pick. Washable, permanent bond. Flexible and dries clear.
    You have to prewash the fabric to get rid of the sizing, you have to let it cure for 7 days before washing/drying.

    http://www.crafterspick.com

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    Thanks!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    Is it washable? Do you have the brand name?
    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    There is also a permanent white fabric glue that you could use, put an applicator tip on it :wink:
    The brand name is api's Crafters Pick. Washable, permanent bond. Flexible and dries clear.
    You have to prewash the fabric to get rid of the sizing, you have to let it cure for 7 days before washing/drying.

    http://www.crafterspick.com

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    Mentioned this is another thread, but if you iron the binding down on the backside, it's much easier to manage when attaching to the back. :) I do mine one side at a time, but you could do it all at once too.

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    I attached my quilt hanging sleeve with Heat N Bond; didn't hold very well. I love the stuff, but wouldn't use it again to hold up a wall hanging.

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