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Pressing cloth substitutes?

Old 09-15-2014, 08:05 AM
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I am working on a project that I am using fusible binding for. I purchased Pellon 725 Heavy-Duty Wonder-Under fusible web. The directions require the use of a damp press cloth. I've never heard of such a thing. Before I run out and buy one, is there something I can use as a substitute?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 09-15-2014, 08:07 AM
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All i've ever used is an 18 x 18 square of muslin
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Old 09-15-2014, 08:13 AM
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white flour sack towel!
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Old 09-15-2014, 08:48 AM
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Muslin or any pre shrunk light color cotton
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Old 09-15-2014, 08:51 AM
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I'm with the ladies above. Use whatever you have. Just find something thin that won't transfer any color.
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Old 09-15-2014, 08:52 AM
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I love my applique pressing sheet. You can lay all your pieces on the sheet and fuse them together before taking them to your fabric, or just lay it over your applique on the fabric. You won't get any gunk on your iron using the sheet.
If you just need a damp cloth, just use a piece of muslin.
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Old 09-15-2014, 09:04 AM
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I use on old thin tea towel.
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Old 09-15-2014, 10:08 AM
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I, too, would use whatever was handy. If you really need to see what you are doing as you are doing it, then yes, something thin would be necessary. Otherwise, any old thing should work.
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Old 09-15-2014, 10:35 AM
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I use a white washcloth
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Old 09-15-2014, 10:53 AM
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I have pressing sheets (teflon), but most the time I just use
parchment paper.
Much cheaper the the teflon sheets, and more readily available.
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