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Thread: No....Telfon pressing sheet...Help please...

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    No....Telfon pressing sheet...Help please...

    I'm trying to make a wall hanging and I have some pieces that had fusing already on the back, it said to use a telfon sheet on top on the the fused fabric pieces...

    ok I don't have a telfon pressing sheet is there anything that I could use besides the telfon pressing sheet?

    I was thinking of just a cotton towel but then thought if any of the fusing stuff got on the towel while I was ironing the design on it would stick to the towel or maybe the design would move..

    would freezer paper work instead of the telfon sheet?

    please let me know if there is anything beside the telfon sheet that I can use....Thanks

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    I think freezer paper should work.
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    I would also think freezer paper (shiny side). Can you test it first so you don't mess something.

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    Parchment paper or wax paper will work. Anything to keep the fusible off your iron and won't stick to your work. Cover your ironing board with paper (I use paper grocery bag) so any fusible won't stick to the cover. Freezer paper will work for the ironing board, it will stay in place, wax side down.
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    The shiny side of the freezer paper melts a bit and sticks to the fabric, YOu can peel it off but sometimes it's hard to get it started. I use cooking parchment paper.
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    A suggestion if you use freezer paper. Take two pieces of freezer paper, put them shiny sides together, and iron them for a few seconds. The shiny sides will adhere to one another. You should be able to use this double-thick freezer paper "thingy" as a pressing sheet without worrying about getting sticky residue on your fabric or your iron. Good luck!
    Last edited by Groucho; 07-31-2012 at 10:19 AM.

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    Freezer paper will work.

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    Parchment paper

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    Parchment paper would be a better choice than freezer paper. But I imagine if you're careful freezer paper would work, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
    A suggestion if you use freezer paper. Take two pieces of freezer paper, put them shiny sides together, and iron them for a few seconds. The shiny sides will adhere to one another. You should be able to use this double-thick freezer paper "thingy" as a pressing sheet without worrying about getting sticky residue on your fabric or your iron. Good luck!
    Great tip! Thanks for posting it. I am making each of my sewing buddies one just to brighten their day. Simple useful gift to give. Edge with pinking shears and roll it up and tie with a fabric strip.
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    Again you saved me!!! Thank you so much,

    I'm doing a wall hanging for church and it has a cross in the middle of the quilt, it is a fusiable applique very intricate design...I seen this wall hanging on here and it was made by kathyaire and I just loved it and knew that I wanted to make one for our church office, so I ordered the applique and have been kind of nervous to start it but now that I have it is going pretty well...just that I don't have all the tools that they say to use so have to try something else that will work..

    Thank you all for your help I will try both the freezer papaer ironed together and the parchment paper and see what works the best.. you guys are the greatest! thanks again

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    I've never heard of using freezer paper or (shudder) waxed paper, but I use parchment paper all the time...or the release paper from the fusible web itself. Almost everything I do is fused these days.
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    I use a thin tea towel & have never had any residue on my iron.

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    If you have a big enough piece, you can use the backing that comes off the fusible to press.
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    TIP.... When working with fusables, and worry about getting any on your ironing board, just iron some freezer paper right on to your ironing board to protect it. Works great
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    You can also use a silicone baking pan/sheet/hotpad if you have one. I used a silicone hotpad from my iron.

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    Although I have a Teflon sheet, I often use parchment paper. It works for me.

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    I too have a silicone baking sheet. Much less expensive.

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    Maybe do a small test before committing to a big area?

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    I have used Note book paper work for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mary quilting View Post
    I have used Note book paper work for me.
    ??? Fusible web will easily stick to notebook paper...I've fused it to fabric intentionally.
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    I re-use the peel off side of the fusible when I can't find my pressing cloth thingy which is most of the time--Lol!
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    I use my teflon sheet a lot and consider it a good investment.

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    I always use "Baking Paper"....it works a treat!!! Good luck!

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    My favorite is parchment paper from the grocery store.

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