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Thread: Pellon??

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    I have noticed that alot of patterns for purses etc say to use fleece

    I have alot of pellon - would this work? I have looked at JoAnns for the fleece but havent found it!!

    I have been a little embarassed to ask :oops: about fleece. so I havent yet.

    Not sure but I think the pelon works ok right??? Thanks cheryl :thumbup:

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    Ask. Fleece is that fuzzy fabric by the yard. Use for cozy blankets or back a quilt with it. Pellon is stiffening for
    use to give stability to the purse. Definitely ask to
    see both. No one will make fun of you, but will be very helpful.
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    Because I like a purse with some body/stiffness to it, I often will use a very stiff Pellon or CraftFuse. I like these products in my purses, a lot. I have made some with fleece, and they are OK, but I like the stiffer purses better. So, if your Pellon is one of the stiffer ones, I'd give it a try.

    Good luck :)
    Debbie in Austin

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    Usually the fusible fleece is by the other stabilizers. Check out that area.

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    Pellon makes both fleece and stiffer interfacings. Patterns vary in what they call for. Check the pattern, then ask at the store. Maybe you even have the correct one for the pattern already.

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    I used up a lot of "older" Pellon from my stash in my purses and bags. In fact sometimes I like the feel or look of the Pellon better than the fleece. As I had a drawer full of Pellon, I just didn't want to invest (fusible fleeces is $8-$10 a metre in Canada), I did some experimenting. Sometimes I had to use 2 or 3 layers of Pellon to get the right amount of stiffness and body in my purses but it worked! The Pellon drawer now opens and shuts easily and I didn't need to spend any money on more "stuff". All I had to buy was the Timtex or Peltex (the really heavy stiff one) for the bottom of the bags. Watch out for the double sided Peltex. I was used to the one side only kind and managed to stick it to my iron as I didn't read the instructions because I "knew" how to use it.

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    pellon makes dozens of products...so what do you have? fusable fleece? non-fusable stablizer? fusable stablizer? paperback fusable? fusable batting?
    what people use in purses totes is alot like batting-just sometimes they use fleece or flannel instead of batting.

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    This was a great question!!! Now we have lots of helpful answers. I also have used fusible fleece for the sides of purses, it was thicker and not quite so stiff as several of those mentioned. For the bottom of the purses I've used x-ray plates, plastic canvas and now someone has given me one of those big plastic signs from a 'favorite' coffee shop. I'll just have to remember to cut it with a rounded edge so no points go through the fabric.
    Again: thanks for asking the question. I've learned something new.

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    Thermolam is often called "fleece"... it comes in fusible and regular (non-fusible). It is a Pellon product.

    What I would love to know is how this differs from felt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics
    Thermolam is often called "fleece"... it comes in fusible and regular (non-fusible). It is a Pellon product.

    What I would love to know is how this differs from felt!
    I don't really know the answer since I've never used thermalon, but I would "think" that the felt would not be washable???

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    According to the labels, poly felt is washable, not sure how ironable it is. here's a description of thermolam from the web address: http://www.createforless.com/Pellon+.../pid76117.aspx

    Pellon Fleece is great for all kinds of crafts and home decor. Fusible Thermolam Plus 44"x 20yd White- An extra lofty, needled fleece with fusible adhesive on one side. Great for crafts, accessories and quilting. Use when you want more body in diaper bags, tote bags etc. Machine washable, low dry or dry clean. 100% polyester.

    So, this is needle fleece and gives body but not stiffness like the craftfuse and stiff type of interfacings.

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    I think it called for fusible fleece. I do like my purses stiff so they will stand up by themselves lol...I hate to bend too far to get it if I dont have to lol Thanks cheryl

    I too have alot of pellon wil probably use these first~~~

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    Fleece is like batting but more solid.

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    we use leftover batting from quilting

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    Thats an idea too thanks :-D

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