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Thread: Press and Seal ???

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    A lady at Walmart was telling me to use "Press and Seal" instead of freezer paper. She said that it self sticks so you don't have to iron freezer paper on, also that it tears away a lot easier than freezer paper does.

    It does cost a bit more than freezer paper so I am wondering has anyone tried "press and seal" and if so is it worth the extra expense?

    Thanks for your help
    Pam

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    This has gone through the QB on several other threads. Do a search at the top with Press N Seal or Press and Seal. Kwhite did an experiment on it. Hope this helps.

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    Thank you I shall look now. I must have searched wrong before making this message as I didn't find it. duh, must be an age thing. :-D

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    Do you mean for machine quilting lines?

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    People have sucessfully used press and seal for quilting. Use a permanent marker to mark your quilting lines and then press it onto your fabric and start quilting :D:D:D

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    I havn't used it for quilting yet but it does a great job at keeping stitches dry. DH sealed my shoulder with it so I could shower. He didn't wash my hair, though, that would have been too risky. I had a hairdresser friend do that.

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    This won't help you with your quilting but I had a mastectomy after having breast cancer several years ago. I was wondering how I could take a shower without getting my stitches wet in the shower when my sister (jokingly at the time) suggested I use Press-N-Seal. Well, I tried it & it worked great! I told my surgeon about it & she now suggests it to other patients who need to keep stitches dry.

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    WOW, never thought about using it for surgical sutures. Will have to try to remember that.

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    Well, back to the quilting use of it, I'll have to try this. I'm not having much luck with my pounce pad, so am looking for alternatives for marking quilting lines. I'll let you know how it goes.

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    Because it is more expensive, you can cut it in half across the width if your quilt design is narrow enough, or even in thirds. :D

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    I used Press and Seal on a table runner. It works really well. Just make sure you get all the little bits of plastic off if you iron! I just scraped with my fingernail to loosen the tiny bits and pulled them out with tweezers.

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    :-D :-D What a great idea! I hadn't thought of that. Thanks!

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    I've read great and horrible reviews of quilters using it to machine quilt a design on the paper and then pulling off. I haven't tried it in my quilting, but it's useless in the kitchen!

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    Iuse it for FM and Hand quilting and love it.

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    I have heard about it, but hear it's a pain to pick the small pieces out. I use Sulky Solvy instead. You mark your pattern, attach to the quilt. When you're done quilting, remove the large pieces of excess and wash the quilt. The rest dissolves. It's great! I either use a Joann's coupon or buy when 1/2 price. I did a whole quilt with the small roll - probably about $5-6.

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    I have used the press and seal on ONE wall hanging and about two minutes into quilting I pulled it off. Well I tried to pull it off rather I HATED it! and it was hard to get all the little bits off. I think I ended up using a pencil eraser to get the rest off. I don't like it in the kitchen either. HOWEVER!!!! If you ever break a limb put a trash bag around the cast and then seal the top up with press and seal, works GREAT! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjinflorida
    A lady at Walmart was telling me to use "Press and Seal" instead of freezer paper. She said that it self sticks so you don't have to iron freezer paper on, also that it tears away a lot easier than freezer paper does.

    It does cost a bit more than freezer paper so I am wondering has anyone tried "press and seal" and if so is it worth the extra expense?

    Thanks for your help
    Pam
    thanks for the info

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