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Thread: What fusible products do you like the best for applique?

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    What fusible products do you like the best for applique?

    I'm going to do a couple of art quilts with lots of little pieces. Need to buy fusible product. I do not have a lot of experience with this. Any info would be appreciated. I always appreciate your comments. Thank you!
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    So long as you sew it down after fusing, I've had good luck w/ HeatnBond LITE.

    The Heavy Duty HeatnBond version (red packaging) can not be sewn thru'. So both versions have their uses.

    Good Luck!
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    Misty Fuse is super lightweight. It is not backed with paper. You fuse it first to the fabric you intend to use, then to the background, so it might be useful with many small pieces. Or you could glue stick the pieces, lay tulle over, then quilt. The quilting stitches hold the small pieces in place (read up on collage quilts).
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    I like steam a seam 2, the lite version. I've tried many others and keep going back to this.

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    I buy and use WonderUnder by the bolt. It is cheaper and I use large pieces for large quilts. All personal preference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by osewfast View Post
    So long as you sew it down after fusing, I've had good luck w/ HeatnBond LITE.

    The Heavy Duty HeatnBond version (red packaging) can not be sewn thru'. So both versions have their uses.

    Good Luck!
    Donna Mc
    There is also Heat N Bond Featherlite.
    I've used both and don't notice a big difference between the two.

    RhondaLee ... when I started doing applique, I bought a bunch of different fusible products to try.
    It was a good move, as I soon discovered the differences from one brand to the other.

    You will probably thank yourself for trying some different ones too, to find what is best for you.
    Especially before starting on a bigger project.

    Each product has its own pros and cons.
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    I only buy Steam a Seam Lite (I don’t know if it’s 2 or not). I’ve tried a few others, including Mistyfuse and Heat and Bond Lite, but Steam a Seam beats them all IMO!
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    I prefer steam a seam 2 . It is so thin, you dont even know it is there , and you can re position it until the final press. My needle never gets sticky.

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    I use either heat n bond or steam a seam- each has various weights and applications. Heat n bond lite is a temporary adhesive ( washes away- has to be sewn) the heavier heat n bond is a no- sew option, permanent bond you use a dry iron with the heat n bond fusibles. Steam a seam also comes in different weights, needs steam and is tacky so you can place it & it will stay. You can move it around until you press it, once you press it down it’s permanent.
    Misty fuse is a very lightweight fine fusible used for lightweight fabrics like silks.
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    Steam a seam Lite 2.

    It has a slightly sticky side so you can position it on your piece to see how ir looks before you actually iron it down.
    I've done quilts that used a lot of this and never had a problem quilting through them, doing meander.

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    I’m a Mistyfuse fan. You don’t even know it’s there it’s so invisibly soft, and never gums up the needle. Will never go back to anything else.

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    I've been really happy with steam a seam lite since I figured out that you really do have to steam it a lot before you sew it. I've never left it unsewn so I don't know how it would hold up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by applique View Post
    I buy and use WonderUnder by the bolt. It is cheaper and I use large pieces for large quilts. All personal preference.
    Applique - Looks like there are multiple WonderUnder products - which do you use, please. I like ability to buy by the bolt, especially when there are coupons to be used. I am relatively new and loving the process.
    Thanks.

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    I discovered another one when trying out wool applique. It is called Soft Fuse. It does have paper on one side so you can trace on it. It is a bit pricey but I would never use anything else for wool. I could also you it on cotton if I were using many layers.

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    I use heat'n'bond lite. One day I will try some other fusible options but for now heat'n'bond works for me just fine.
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    I've only done one project with fused applique and I used Mistyfuse. It was super easy to work with and I like the result. Used machine blanket stitch to sew around the edges of 280 leaves, which worked very well for my design. I can't say I don't feel it at all, but it certainly didn't add the weight I'd expect with other products I've used in garment making.

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    Thank you everyone. This will be a new experience for me and I'm excited to start the project. Have a couple of things to finish up though but it helps motivate me to finish so I can move ahead with a new project. A lot of information here. Thanks again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mpepperm37 View Post
    Applique - Looks like there are multiple WonderUnder products - which do you use, please. I like ability to buy by the bolt, especially when there are coupons to be used. I am relatively new and loving the process.
    Thanks.
    805 is what I use. Just bought two bolts at wholesale from Brewer.
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    Our favorite at the store is "Soft Fuse." It's dry, not tacky.
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    I have used most of them but prefer Steam a Seam 2 because you can reposition it. I also do not have trouble doing the stitching either by hand or machine.

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    Interesting conversation! Thanks to everyone for your preferences and reasons. Now for those of you who do hand appliqué. Which stabilizer do you prefer, I.e., which is easiest to put the needle through. I have the appliquick tools but did not buy the stabilizer. Plan to use a glue stick.

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    I use a very light weight, iron on, nonwoven interfacing. Draw your design on the smooth side of of the interfacing(put paper under it for bleed though). Then cut it out leaving about 2” all around. Place it rough side to pretty side of your fabric (I use smaller pieces to do thos) pin around the edges, and stitch on the line (I use ink that nearly matches my fabric so if it bleeds, no problem) all the way around the shape using a small stitch with matching thread. To turn, slit about 1/2” inch or so on the back and carefully turn it right side out, finger pressing all the edges, being careful that all the fabric is not folded in. Now I can iron it in place, hand stitch it down all around the shape, and carefully trim the back away leaving at least a 1/4” seam allowance. This works really well with simple shapes, but for small pieces I use the method I showed in this tutorial from a few years ago.
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    I love Wonder Under 805. I have never had a problem with it being stiff and I recently got some for a great price.
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    Maureen NJ, I do hand applique. I use a water soluble fusible. Love it ........... I can either trace my applique pieces or use my printer. I don't have any trouble putting my needle through the fabric and I do use glue ( very, very, small amounts ) Depending on what I have on hand I will either use Roxanne's glue baste-it or a glue stick. Oh and the fusible product I use is Wash - Away Applique Sheets.
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