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Thread: Help please with fusible!!!!

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    Junior Member janceejan's Avatar
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    I went and spent ten dollars on one of those cool deer patterns, (all cut from on peice of fabric, from Deer Company.) I was diligent in tracing and ironing it to my one and only perfet peice of fabric. Went and set up everything I needed to cut it out with, to discover, I had put the fusible on the right side of the fabric!!! Thought no problem I will just use the reverse, alas, turn it over and it is a solid color on the back. :( Any ideas on how to use it still.........

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    I had this happen the other day with some circles. Unfortunately I don't think you can fix it without recutting or buying more fabric. Maybe someone has a secret tip they could share.

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    I'm so sorry. I have done it and ended up throwing the fabric away. I hope someone has an idea for you.

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    what kind of fusible?

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    most fusibles are not repositionable... maybe yours is? Steam a Seam (light ro two) might be repositionable. Good luck. I have done that a time or two. it's dissappointing to say the least.

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    You could contact the manufacturer & see if they have any suggestions on how to remove their product. As someone else suggested, see if it's the type that will loosen w/ heat & steam. If that works, before you launder the glue away, ensure you put fusible on the wrong side of the fabric before laundering. I usually find it's best to put on my fusible BEFORE cutting out my pieces, as it keeps the edges from raveling & is easier to cut out.

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    I appreciate your ideas. It was the paper back fusible kind for applique. I will go digging and see if I can find another piece of fabric.grrrrrrrr.....spent the whole Super Bowl cutting it out.

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    yes, but was it heat n bond lite or steam a seam? Heat n bond will kind of come off with a wet rub. But steam a seam won't.
    Quote Originally Posted by janceejan
    I appreciate your ideas. It was the paper back fusible kind for applique. I will go digging and see if I can find another piece of fabric.grrrrrrrr.....spent the whole Super Bowl cutting it out.

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    It was heat and bond......I will try rubbing it with a wet rag and see if it will work. Thanks quiltmama...........:)

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    I had a boo-boo with some today & found by accident that if you peel the paper off and then iron another layer on top of the adhesive you can kind of pull off that layer of paper & then the 2 layers of adhesive at once without too much trouble. I was using Pellon Wonder Under, had to go check. Edited to add, I don't use steam at all with my iron, not sure if it matters...

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    I've learned w/ heat n bond - if you heat it too hot, it won't fuse - if that helps any???

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    here's what I found on a web search (I'm dealing with same problem, how to remove the glue......)

    Someone on the boards was asking about removing Wonder Under from her ironing board cover. I found these instructions from the University of Nebraska.

    Removing Fused Interfacing

    To remove interfacing that has been fused in place, hold a steam iron over interfacing for 5 - 10 seconds. Immediately peel off the interfacing. If it is still adhered, set the iron on the interfacing, but do not use pressure. To remove any fusing agent that remains on the fabric, cover it with a damp, lightweight fabric scrap and press. Peel off while warm. Continue with new scraps until all the adhesive can be removed by sponging the area with rubbing alcohol--but be sure the fabric or dye will not be affected.

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    I've done it more times than I care to admit and I've never had any luck getting it off.

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    excellent idea :-)
    Quote Originally Posted by IngeMK
    here's what I found on a web search (I'm dealing with same problem, how to remove the glue......)

    Someone on the boards was asking about removing Wonder Under from her ironing board cover. I found these instructions from the University of Nebraska.

    Removing Fused Interfacing

    To remove interfacing that has been fused in place, hold a steam iron over interfacing for 5 - 10 seconds. Immediately peel off the interfacing. If it is still adhered, set the iron on the interfacing, but do not use pressure. To remove any fusing agent that remains on the fabric, cover it with a damp, lightweight fabric scrap and press. Peel off while warm. Continue with new scraps until all the adhesive can be removed by sponging the area with rubbing alcohol--but be sure the fabric or dye will not be affected.

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    Thanks guys.....it is a project for after supper tonight! :)

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    I have done this more times than I care to count. Have started using Vilene for applique that does not need any added stiffness. It is water soluble, so you have to use it in a project that gets appliqued down if it is to be washed. I find it sometimes releases on its own without washing so I am very careful.. The upside is that it washes out after a couple of washes. The downside is that it is expensive and sometimes hard to find.

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    is that just stabilizer or something that sticks on both sides?

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