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Steam a Seam vs. Wonder Under

Old 04-30-2012, 08:13 AM
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What is your opinion? Which is best to use for raw edge applique on a quilt?
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:29 AM
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I use Steam-a-Seam 2. I think that it works very nicely and is very light.
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Are you going to be stitching around the edges to secure? if not wonder under is not a good choice. Wonder under is a good choice if you plan on stitching to secure , its lighter and less rigid than steam a seam or even Heat and bond lite.
If you are not planning on stitching to secure , Steam a Seam is better ( but check to make sure you get the right one). It has a better hold than Heat and Bond Heavy.
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:32 AM
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to me wonder under leaves it stiff, i use steam a seam lite, i don't trust any of it not to be stitched around
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I am going to be doing a blanket stitch. I have always used Wonder Under 805 (the lighter one) but have never tried the others. I was wondering if they were lighter. I am making 4 of these Kitty Ballerina quilts for my grandaughters for Christmas and I want something easy since I will be making so many of them at once.

http://quiltbug.com/patterns/ballerina-kitties.htm
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I would suggest using MistyFuse and simply doing a straight-stitch close to the edge of the appliques. MistyFuse leaves the applique very, very soft and is unnoticeable. You can Google for more information about it.
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The question is rather like asking what's better, milk chocolate or dark chocolate. However, I do agree with Prism, Misty Fuse is the sheerest and changes the hand of the fabric least. Here are some comparisons of the types.
http://www.susanbrittingham.com/fusible_web.html
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:19 AM
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Great info, Thank you!
Originally Posted by ghostrider View Post
The question is rather like asking what's better, milk chocolate or dark chocolate. However, I do agree with Prism, Misty Fuse is the sheerest and changes the hand of the fabric least. Here are some comparisons of the types.
http://www.susanbrittingham.com/fusible_web.html
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I glanced over the fusible web website and just wanted to mention that you can add a paper backing to Misty Fuse. Just iron it between two sheets of parchment paper, then peel off one of the sheets.
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This is a great thread...I am making a memorial quilt for my husband's niece, her son was KIA in Afghanistan in Sept. 2010. It is a wall hanging--flag with a silhouette of a soldier kneeling at a fallen comrade's grave. I was not looking forward to sewing the silhouette down. Do you think it would be O.K. to fuse it down since it won't be washed often?
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