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Thread: storing fusible FYI

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    I have been reading various books and articles on line on applique. In two places, I read that fusible should be stored flat , not in a roll and in a sealed plastic bag. This is so it doesn't seperate from its backing prematurely. I took my 3 yard roll and cut it in pices about the size of copy paper and put it in a zip lock bag. :wink: :D

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    Thanks for that tip Ruth, the first lot I bought separated very quickly, so I handle it with kid gloves, I bought more recently from another supplier and it seems to be keeping ok, but tomorrow I will follow you example.
    Katherine

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    Great tip Ruth :thumbup:

    It will be easier to manipulate whilst tracing too in a smaller piece, I always end up with the roll all unravelling grrrrrhhhh :lol:

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    Wow. I didn't know that. It does explain the problems I had the last time I used it. Thanks for the hint.

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    I've had it separate on me before. Will have to try your tip. Thanks for sharing.

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    My friend bought me a roll in the US awhile back.... it was the pits...kept separating....BUT...... was about 1/20th of the cost that we pay for it here for light heat n'bond...... after a few frustrating uses...I plunked it back in it's plastic sleeve (not sealed) & put it in the deep freeze & it has been great ever since...it sits in a tub in my sewing room, and I've been very happy with it since. I decided to try this as at some point I had read about thread drying out & getting brittle & this was the cure....anyway, it seems to have worked for me...maybe it will help someone else.

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    Thanks Ruth!! Mine is a mess and Duh - I never thought of doing this!
    I'm going to do it today! :-)

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    Tip someone passed on to me, when it starts to separate. Hold an iron close to the paper side and it shoud stick it back together for you. Gently though and donīt actuallyput your iron on the paper just hold it about an 1" away

    Elle

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    Isn't that something freezing for one and heat for the other. You guys are the best with the tips.
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    If you have to draw on fusible web use a carpenter's pencil - that's the
    flat pencil that you have to sharpen with a razor blade or a knife.
    Because the point is flat it doesn't snag or get stuck in the fusible web.

    You can pick them up at Lowe's or a hardware store.

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    Thanks for the tip! :lol:

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    Ruth, your tulip wall hanging is wonderful! It turned out great!

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    These are all good tips you have passed on here girls. Thanks so much!

    I have one more for you. The fuseable light weight interfacing we sometimes use for applique comes with a plastic sheet giving the instructions on how to use it. NEVER store it rolled up with the interfacing! After a while the ink bleeds into the interfacing. I lost a huge roll of it in that way. It broke my heart to have to throw it away. And it cost me a trip into town before I could finish my project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    I have never used it Ruth. Does it work well? I have only used Bounce sheets after they have been used a couple of times.
    I don't do much hand applique, my blind stitch isn't blind at all. I do machine applique and the fusing helps to keep it from fraying :D

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