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Thread: Wonder under

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    I have been looking for heat n bond light cant find it. Went to Dumas and went to the LQS and walmart nope both had the ultra which I know you cant sew through :roll:
    Well at Walmart they had wonder under I hope its the same thing? Am I right or did I mess up again???????? It is very thin and very easy to tear. The instructions say to fuse it to one piece then peel paper then fuse onto another piece of fabric. So is it easy to machine stitch over?

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    I use Wonder Under all the time!!!! Love it! And yes it is very easy to stitch through.

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    Wonder Under doesn't change the hand of the fabric. Also, when you sew thru it you will not get goo build up on your needle.

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    I use both...Wonder Under and the Heat N Bond Lite. Just all depends on what Ben Franklin is selling at the moment.

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    I use Wonder Under all the time, on t-shirts, on applique, on patches for clothes, anything and everything. It's wonderful stuff and no gummy mess! Woohoo!

    Sharon

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    Thanks yall I am glad I did good this time LOL
    I dont get into Dumas that often and when the LQS here and there didnt have the heat n bond and walmart only had the ultra heat n bond I thought I was out of luck. The lady who works at the fabric area asked if I ever tried the stuff they have on the bolts.....nope but the instructions said it bonded on both sides I took the whole bolt. Hey at $1 a yard and messured out to 19 yards I am set for a good while.
    I am glad when things work out :D :D :D :D

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    I love wonder under. Wish I had known about it before I did my first T shirt quilt. Oh well, we learn in time.

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    I use wonderunder alll the time. There is some stuff called steam to a seam, I dont like it. The paper kept coming off before you want it to & it is very expensive. I think there must be a shortage of Heatbond because before christmas my Walmart was out & they continue to stay out. I had to get husband on work trip stop & look for me out of town for it.

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    Why not contact the manufacturer??? They are in Illinois. I think Wheeling. I have talked to them way back when the product was new and they were very accomadating.

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    I was referring to Heat N Bond...My preferance is the Heat N Bond over the Wonder under. I worked better for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimisharon
    I use Wonder Under all the time, on t-shirts, on applique, on patches for clothes, anything and everything. It's wonderful stuff and no gummy mess! Woohoo!

    Sharon
    Sharon, my husband has been after me to use his old car show T shirts and make a quilt out of them. I have seen some of them done and don't like whatever has been used under the T shirts it seems to make them stiff. Is wonder under the answer? :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsSage
    The instructions say to fuse it to one piece then peel paper then fuse onto another piece of fabric. So is it easy to machine stitch over?
    Does the Wonder Under need to be removed after applique?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharon M
    Quote Originally Posted by mimisharon
    I use Wonder Under all the time, on t-shirts, on applique, on patches for clothes, anything and everything. It's wonderful stuff and no gummy mess! Woohoo!

    Sharon
    Sharon, my husband has been after me to use his old car show T shirts and make a quilt out of them. I have seen some of them done and don't like whatever has been used under the T shirts it seems to make them stiff. Is wonder under the answer? :D
    I would use Fusi-knit for t-shirts. Make sure you put the stretch of the fusi-knit the opposite way of the t-shirt stretch.

    For every thing else I use Wonder Under. An important tip I found out about Wonder Under is do not roll it up into a tube!! Keep it folded like it comes off the bolt. Rolling it up into a tube makes it separate eventually.

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    So wonder under isn't stiff like heat n bond? I want something I can use to cut fabric in the cricut. Most people use something really stiff like heat n bond and that's not what I want. I want something not stiff.

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    Wonder Under is not stiff, it is not gummy on the needles when you sew, and it has never peeled like Heat n Bond or Steam a Seam on me. I found heat n bond would gum up my needles.

    Wonder Under is bondable on both sides. I've drawn letters for applique, everything and sundrey. I enjoy using it and don't find it to be so stiff on anything I've used it on.

    Enjoy!

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    There are three types of Wonder Under, so be careful of broad sweeping statements since some folks are not aware of the differences. :) 805 is regular, with a paper backing; 807 has no paper backing; and 725 is heavy duty (double the adhesive of 805), with a paper backing

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    yes always get the 805!
    ask me how I know!
    and I use it for my appliques that I make fusible with my accucut

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider
    There are three types of Wonder Under, so be careful of broad sweeping statements since some folks are not aware of the differences. :) 805 is regular, with a paper backing; 807 has no paper backing; and 725 is heavy duty (double the adhesive of 805), with a paper backing
    Thank you for pointing out my error. YES, there are three types but since I was talking about the paper backed I felt sure anyone would look for the paper backed first.

    My humble apologies for any confusion I may have caused!

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    Heat Bond lite can be sewed thru. Ultra Bond cannot. It gunks up needle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
    An important tip I found out about Wonder Under is do not roll it up into a tube!! Keep it folded like it comes off the bolt. Rolling it up into a tube makes it separate eventually.
    Thanks for the tip. I just bought some Wonder Under and didn't use it all -- of course, I rolled it up! Now I will be unrolling it.

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    I use Wonder Under on my applique. It is cheaper and I use YARDS of it. To keep the bulk down you can cut away the middle and just leave the WU around the edges. It is so light weight now that it doesn't always stick through a lot of handling so a touch of washable school glue help!
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    wonder under has been around forever! i think it was one of the first paper back fusables...i use it when ever i can locate it, it is not as stiff as heat n bond...even the heat n bond lite is kind of (stiff...it washes up ok) i think the wonder under is a better choice but that could be bacause it has been the one i've used most often....none of the lqs's around here carry it and our Joannes doesn't always have it. i have ordered it by the bolt in the past from joannes.com and used a 40% coupon for it.

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