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    What's the difference between

    fusible fleece
    fusible interfacing
    fusible wonder under

    I've been using Pellon fusible fleece in my handbags - per instructions. I'm unable to find a bolt of it on Joann's website but the others are available. Would I be happy with something else or should I stick with fleece.

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    Wonder Under is a fusible designed to stick one fabric to another, adding no weight or strength .....fusible interfacing comes in many different weights and is designed to give strength to finished item, like collars, buttonhole areas, etc......am guessing the fusible fleece is designed for quilters, to make the quilting process easier - giving the loft and some strength to a finished item while holding the fabric and batting in place (no slips or puckers).

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    Thanks. I wonder if the interfacing would make the bag too stiff. ?

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    Interfacings comes in different weights, for use with different fabrics and in different applications. Lightweight just adds a little body but fabric will still drape, medium adds more, etc. none of them will add any loft or any real thickness.
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    Wonder Under is usually used to bond two fabrics together. Fusible interfacing will give a little stiffness to collars and cuffs on shirts. Fusible fleece is often used as the batting when making vests, tablerunners, or placemats. The fusible fleece gives the item a little thickness helping any quilting texture to show nicely without the bulk of regular quilt batting. Does this help any? I would think you might want to stick with the fleece for the handbags. But that is just my opinion.

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    Hancocks has fusible fleece on bolts. I also use it in bags and it works so well I wouldn't change. Interfacing, even the thicker versions wouldn't seem to work well to me and the using interfacing would also force you to put batting in your bags and that's just more money and hassle to me.

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    I have made several bags. In the ones that now say to use fusible fleece, I like to use the Decor Bond 807, I think it's that number. I don't like the thickness that the fleece gives. I do like the stiffness that the Decor Bond gives a bag.

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    I would continue using the fusible fleece for your bags. Its like a batting and looks nice quilted. The others have no loft at all.

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    You can use something like warm & natural batting and quilt it to the fabric. When I do this (instead of the fusible fleece) I add Decor Bond fusible interfacing to the lining. That gives the stability. I don't care for Decor bond on the outside, usually, since it seems more like cardboard. I get my fusible fleece at Wal Mart. The kind they carry is thicker and cheaper than I can buy a J's.
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    Here is a link for fusible fleece online.
    Description: 45'' x 60'' iron-on lofty fleece for quilitng, home decor & craft projects

    http://www.fabric.com/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=01303598-da60-46f0-9863-e42bf3c14953

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    Our Wal Mart has fusible fleece by the bolt.

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    Why not buy the minimum amount that the shop will allow and give it a try? You could always include it as a pocket or embellishment if it is suitable and you are not too much out of pocket if it is a flop. Good luck with your efforts.

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    We use fusible fleece in our shop for the purses and bags we display as store samples. It comes in a couple of thicknesses, still thinner than quilt batting. The fusible is ironed to the outside fabric; it adds loft and stability to the bag. Additional stabilization is not necessary. You can quilt it if you like, but not necessary. I love this product and use it in all my personal bags as well.
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    Check Overstock.com as they have great prices on the Pellon fusible and the shipping is only $2.95. I have purchased a few times with no problems in the merchandise or the delivery

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    Walmart sells it by the bolt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SWEETPEACHES View Post
    fusible fleece
    fusible interfacing
    fusible wonder under

    I've been using Pellon fusible fleece in my handbags - per instructions. I'm unable to find a bolt of it on Joann's website but the others are available. Would I be happy with something else or should I stick with fleece.
    I have bought bolts at Joann's (in store). Our store usually has full bolts near the cutting counter.
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    I use fusible fleece in wall hangings, I fuse it to the muslin I use for a backing and the spray baste the pieced top to the front and quilt.

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    FABRIC.COM has the fusible fleece. I just might try that on a quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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    I use the fusible interfacing with my quilted bags. There are different wgts of it. I just feel it and go with what feels right to me. My bags are layered....fabric, interfacing and batting. works great..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckeye Rose View Post
    Wonder Under is a fusible designed to stick one fabric to another, adding no weight or strength .....fusible interfacing comes in many different weights and is designed to give strength to finished item, like collars, buttonhole areas, etc......am guessing the fusible fleece is designed for quilters, to make the quilting process easier - giving the loft and some strength to a finished item while holding the fabric and batting in place (no slips or puckers).
    Great explanation! Thanks

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    Try Soft and Stable by Annie's. I would never use anything else to make a bag.
    http://www.superiorthreads.com/produ...oft+and+stable
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    I make the Bow Tucks purses and I always use the fusible fleece

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    I have used warm and natural and put a few dots of clear fabric glue on it to hold it in place till I quilt it.

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    Many people use the Fusible Fleece for place mats & table runners, too.

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