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Thread: Soft Fusible Web

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    I saw some quilts recently that were done with lots of beautiful applique
    and the makers had used a new (to me) fusible web and the applique was still very nice and soft. I have not ever liked Wonder Under very much because it ends up being too stiff - even the light weight. This is
    "French Fuse" and comes in 3 colors, white, black and cream.I haven't a clue as to how wide it is or the price range but thought someone here might be interested. This was bought at a quilt shop. One of the quilts was a tee shirt quilt and was so soft - so ofen they are another stiff quilt! :idea:

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    I've never heard of that marsee. Thanks for the tip! I'll be keeking an eye out for it the next time I'm looking at quilt stores. :) I use Heat-n-Bond Lite and it's not too stiff, but I wouldn't call it soft, so I wouldn't mind trying this one.

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    I use a product called fine fuse--very light weight--not paper backed. You would need a teflon pressing sheet. but it is very very lightweight and holds things in place long enough for me to top stitch it with embroidery thread. I got it at the fabric store also.

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    Now I wonder if I misunderstood what the fusible is called? EEK - I've been known to do that. Guess I'll see into this and report later. :oops:

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    You're probably remembering right marsee. There are countless new things on the market all the time and I only wish I could keep up with them all. :D

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    The same stuff is probably marketed under several different names.

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    heat-n-bond is the easiest to use but Stitch Witchery is a reasonably priced alternative that is only a little stiff until washed the first time. no paper backing; comes in sizes from 1/4" rolls to at least 20" wide by the yard. it's supposed to be permanent but isn't, so do stitch it down if you use it.

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    Hello and I have a bit of a report. My face isn't quite so red this morning. The fusible web is called "FRENCH FUSE'. The lady who made the tee shirt quilt top said she didn't know what else it was used for, so the applique quilts may not have been done with it but looked like the same stuff on the back. Will do more detective work and report pronto! That "T TOP" was so nice. made me wish I had some neat T's to use. :!:

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    Well you never needed to be embarrassed in the first place marsee, but I'm glad you found out you had it right so you could feel better. :) I will definitely be looking for this. I love to try new things.

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    Actually, the French Fuse is a fusible interfacing and can be used for applique with Eleanor Burns technique. Fine Fuse, Shades Soft Fuse, Heat N' Bond and etc. is a fusible web, used to actually fuse one fabric to another..They are 2 different products to consider what you want to use it for.

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    it's me again. I was looking for a very soft fusible so did some researching. I found a product called Shades Soft fuse, a fusible web and then I found Soft Fuse, it is a fusible interfacing. I have emailed both sites and talked to them about uses..I think it gets rather confusing if you aren't careful what you are getting. I ordered Shades Soft Fuse but haven't gotten to try it yet. I will let you know when I do. I hope someone else has had experince with it and can give some input.

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    Just a note on fusibles , when fusing batiks , heat and bond light and heavy will stain the fabric... kinda oily exaclty where the heat on bond is placed. Because it was not used for the entire piece of an applique it was very abvious. It does not show up immediatley. It ruined a project I was finished with ... when to do some final pressing and there it was .. this very apparent stain. It showed up after a few times of pressing and then cooling. Must be something that might be leftoever chemicals reacting with the heat and bond. I have not it happen with Wonder under or steam a seam when using batiks. Not sure why these brands react differnently.

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    I've used Shades Soft Fuse for machine applique projects. I like it because it is lightweight and not stiff yet gives a good bond. It also doesn't tend to separate - a problem I've had with other products (fuse separating from the paper). A few years ago there was a product called Vilene which I loved - but can't seem to find it any more.

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    I have used French Fuse and love it. I bought it at Hancocks and I think it's 54 or 58 inches wide.

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