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Thread: Oh no! I purchased Steam a Seam2 not the lite

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    Senior Member Sheri.a's Avatar
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    Oh no! I purchased Steam a Seam2 not the lite

    I accidentally purchased the Steam a Seam 2 that is not the lite version. Return postage is almost what I paid for it.

    I am making an art quilt that has up to 3 layers to sew through in places (raw edge appliqué). Can any one tell me if I can use what I purchased?

    Here is an example of one I did in class last week.
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    I have no idea about your question, but your deer is beautiful.
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    You might want to test it. I think I did the same thing once and the regular version left a lot of adhesive on my machine needle. I spent a lot of time removing it with an alcohol swab.

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    Homespun, thank you for your compliment. This is a picture of Oreo, my 3 pound 11 year old Granddog chihuahua. Your comment made me laugh because he does look like a deer!

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    oh dear, I thought it was a chihuahua.

    Oops, just read further. I guess it is ;-)
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    I would test it out. Sometimes it is difficult to buy online because you can't see the detail of the product.
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    I have tried to sew through Steam a Seam 2 and it was tough going... three layers I think you would be really frustrated... but as mentioned earlier make a test piece with all the potential layers you want to sew through... and see if you can make it work.

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    I knew it was a chihuahua from the start,lol, what a good portrait, looks so great. I don't know about the steam a seam 2, but you could save it for a different project as you say the shipping to send back is out of the question.
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    Smile

    We just had a national applique artist @ our quilt guild last month and Steam-a-seam 2 is what she uses. You should be fine!!!!
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    Steam a seam 2 is a lot like heat & bond lite. I've used both many times for applique projects without problem.
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    Elmer's school glue, will hold in place for you to sew down. And it washes out. Love the deer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheri.a View Post
    I accidentally purchased the Steam a Seam 2 that is not the lite version. Return postage is almost what I paid for it.

    I am making an art quilt that has up to 3 layers to sew through in places (raw edge appliqué). Can any one tell me if I can use what I purchased?

    Here is an example of one I did in class last week.
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    I gave up on steam-a-seam, etc when I discovered that I could use Elmer's instead. I just apply it with a small nylon paint brush, set in place, iron dry, and keep going. I do use a sacrificial cloth on the ironing board and a pressing cloth to protect the iron though. I recently discovered that I can apply the glue to the edges of my drawn design and let dry, before I cut it out, then when I cut it out, I have a thinner glue line, and no fraying at all. I just dampened the edges during assembly. It worked.
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    If it were me, and I do a lot of fused art quilts, I wouldn't use it. I wouldn't even use the lite version. Three layers is going to be hard for a machine needle to get through and impossible for any hand stitching. Don't let the wrong product ruin your experience.

    I stopped using SAS a long time ago and switched to Pelon 805 (Wonder Under) and Misty Fuse. Two of the many benefits are no more gummy needles and I can hand stitch through 3-4 layers of either one.

    Very nice work on your class project!
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    Love your little deer block!

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    ----- I recently discovered that I can apply the glue to the edges of my drawn design and let dry, before I cut it out, then when I cut it out, I have a thinner glue line, and no fraying at all. I just dampened the edges during assembly. It worked.[/QUOTE]
    Thanks for the tip. What a great idea!

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    I've never had a problem with Steam a Seam of any type. If you think it is too heavy, cut away all but a thin strip around the edges of your applique. I love Stea a Seam, however, it is too expensive. There are so many appliques that you absolutely need to be able to position and reposition and that is why I use it, and I use it a lot.

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    I even found a green scrub pad with the alcohol worked nicely to remove the gunk. It does get gunky quickly. I cleaned and oiled my sewing machine after doing this because it caused a mess. But it works in a pinch. As you said to return it would cost just as much as you spent. I noticed most trouble when there were multiple layers to sew through. It doesn't happen as much when there are only two layers or a thinner quilt sandwich. It will work out in the end. Good luck.

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    My chihuahua has the deer head too. In fact she's colored like the deer in my yard. Love your pix.
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