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Old 02-12-2013, 09:20 AM
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I just purchased the new Heat Press for batting...has anyone else tried it and how do you like it???
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:24 AM
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I use Hobbs 80/20 fusible quilt batt. Is the heat press similar? The Hobbs presses with a dry iron and is water solvable.
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:27 AM
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If it's water solvable then how does it stay with the quilt when it's washed? Does it disappear when wet? Sorry for the questions but my brain doesn't seem to be working this early in the AM.
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I just purchased a pattern for a tote that said to use heat press batting...I didn't but don't know what the difference would have been...more stability???tote was quite flimsy when done...might be the difference??? the pattern says stiffens and shrinks when pressed with an iron???
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If it's water solvable then how does it stay with the quilt when it's washed? Does it disappear when wet? Sorry for the questions but my brain doesn't seem to be working this early in the AM.
With a fusible batt, the fusible is the part that holds the sandwich together until it is quilted -- like spray basting, or thread basting that is removed. It is not meant to take the place of the quilting, but rather the basting.

Edit: Third cup of coffee gets my brain on track......most of the time, anyway.
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:52 AM
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I bought a craft size roll awhile back but haven't used it. Let us know how it turns out.
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Do you meant the tape to join batting pieces? I love it. I use it for batting and to stabilize quilt pieces that have bias edges before cutting.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
I use Hobbs 80/20 fusible quilt batt. Is the heat press similar? The Hobbs presses with a dry iron and is water solvable.
I use this sometimes if I can get it on sale! However, I have to use a light steam to get it to fuse properly
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this is all i could find. http://www.connectingthreads.com/too...r__D21128.html
i won a roll of this and it's fine but does not last permanently. you must sew through this area to keep the batting in place in your quilt.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:37 PM
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If the quilt is quilted it stands to reason the pressing tape will be sewn through. I haven't found any problems with the quilts I have used it to piece batting.
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