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    Senior Member Chatfield's Avatar
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    I do the pin trick as well. It works....

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    If you can't get the paper off, try scoring the paper with a straight pin, crease at the score mark and peel back from there. This is what I do and it works.

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    I have had this frustration with Wonder Under. I re- iron and put it in the freezer . It works to separate the paper from the fusible since they react differnently to the cold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltswithConvicts
    I have encountered that same problem often. I take a straight pin and scratch the paper backing in the middle, ripping it a little. Grab one of the torn edges and pull off what you can. Continue until it's all off.

    Also, re-ironing it can help it release. You can try to roll a corner/point between your thumb & forefinger to see if it will begin to release. This only seems to happen to me when the Wonder Under is new. With the older stuff (really old) the paper didn't want to stay stuck to the webbing long enough to get it ironed to the fabric. However, when finally ironed down, it did release nicely. Go figure.
    Or if you press it too long - that makes it stick, too.

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    I've switched to heat and bond, it seems to work better for me, i have the same probs you do with it

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    I scunch it all up in a ball, then open it up. Something will separate naturally and I go from that point.

    Other times, try scoring in the middle and peel it from there.

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    I've used Wonder-Under for years and have never had the paper stick, ever. I tried Steam-a-Seam2 Lite, Heat'n'Bond, and something else before I found Wonder-Under. Funny how some people swear by one brand and others by another. Good thing there's a choice, eh? :D

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    Make sure you are using the right side to start with. Yes there is a difference. If there is paper in both sides, then remove the one that comes off the easiest. then fuse onto fabric. Also you may be holding the iron on too long. Check your instructions!

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    Scoring with a straight pin works pretty good. Just score a line and peel paper away from the tear. Once you start the tear it is easy to remove the rest of the paper.

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    Sometimes when you iron wonder under too long (and too hot) it can become a horror to remove the paper... go back and read the instructions and try to follow them carefully. I ran into that problem several years ago... guess I got too cocky and thought I didn't need to read the instructions because I had been using it for quite some time. Apparently I was wrong! Now I try to read fusible instructions at least every other time I use it, just to be sure I don't have to re-live that nightmare again where paper becomes one with the fusible/fabric.

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    Let everything cool down for a few minutes or so then stick a straigt pin in the middle and pull. It will seperate and then pick and pull out all the pieces.

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    I had the same problem. Luckily, it was only with my test piece. I applied it, let it cool and it was still a pain to remove. Still, it worked and I couldn't thing of anything else I could use so I bit the bullet and applied it to all the pieces I had ready and waiting. Not wanting to face picking the paper off that evening, I left it until the next day. What a difference a day made, it peeled off all the pieces so easily it was like using a different product. My recommendation? Leave it at least overnight.

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    Leaving it sit and cool for awhile has worked for me.

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    Score the back of the paper with a pin so that you are actually cutting it, and it should come off then.Wait until it cools before you fiddle with it after ironing.

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    Thanks for sharing. Maybe this has been my problem.

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    I learned this trick from an experienced quilter - use a pin to tear the paper and pull off from the center of your piece. You won't stretch or distress the edges of your applique piece.

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    I am a steam a seam gal too

    but never had a problem with any

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    I iron it depending on fabric and pick it up as soom as it will not burn me and wave it in the air and cut out the piece and peal it right then or just leave the paper on till I am ready to iron for the applique... Haven't ever had a problem but when I first started and I ironed it to much so therefore it melted most of the bondinging into the fabric and it wa s haredr to remove the paper and didnt want to bond to the fab I was to put it onto... since then never a problem... but I do perfer Stea a seam lite... or misty fuse but you have to use a teflon sheet with that...
    Hope you get it figured out...
    ConneF Never had a student have a problem either...

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    I just got an email response about my complaintto the wonder-under customer service dept. and they admitted a problem with a batch of their product. They said they would send me a new supply of the product if I told them how much I had. I only had a yard, but thought I would see if they were true to their word... I will let you know if I get a replacement piece. Quilter 1234

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