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Thread: Wrinkled Fusible Batting - Help

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    Junior Member Shiloh's Avatar
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    Wrinkled Fusible Batting - Help

    I bought Tailor fusible batting in a package and it is wrinkled - a lot. Any suggestions on how to get it flat before fusing to 48 x 48 baby quilt top and backing. I tried a scrap piece on another piece of cloth and it was wrinkled. Don'g want to ruin this quilt top with all of the work I put into it. Thank you. Gerry

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    Do you have space or time to spread it out and just let it relax? That is what I have heard to do when batting is wrinkled. Maybe someone else will have a better suggestion/solution. Gina

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    To be honest, I would either take the batting back to where it was purchased or toss it.

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    I would attach it to the cross-bar of a couple of hangers and then hang those from my shower rod while I took a nice long bath or a hot shower. Maybe a couple of weights at the bottom in the form of bulldog clips would help too.
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    why they can't fold it with non-stick paper inbetween is beyond me. hate wrinkles and globs of glue which June T's usually has.

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    I am frustrated. I have had it lying on the floor for 3 days. It is stiff and isn't budging. I will try the shower/steam approach. I already cut it so I can't take it back. Will NEVER buy this again. First time AND last time for me. Gerry

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    not all fusable batts are created equal- like with most things- unfortunately for your first time you got one of the (not so great) ones.
    you can lightly spritz it with water- smooth it between your layers of fabric & press it from the center out- carefully flattening the wrinkles as you go. it is possible to use it & get the wrinkles pressed out as you go- press one side, then flip your fabric sandwich over- spritz *lightly* and press the other side from the center out again.
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    Have you tried tossing it in the dryer for just a few minutes? It doesn't take very long at all so if the dryer doesn't have time to get hot it shouldn't be a problem with the adhesive.

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    I have had wrinkled fusible batting.. it can be really a pain in the .... To get mine to unwrinkle .. I hovered the steam iron over the batting . Notice I said hover... I kept the iron ( with steam on ) about 1/2 inch from the batting. Took time but I got it to be flatter .

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    Iron it! I do all the time.

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    I have never used that brand before but what is the method for fusing? I use Hobbs 80/20 fusible and it is water solvable so no steam on it or you run the risk of losing the fusible. Sometimes it has wrinkles in it and I carefully separate the folds and smooth it out. When I dry iron my sandwich together, if any bumps remain, I gently pull them ahead as I iron the sandwich flat. I iron both sides of the sandwich and make sure it is wrinkle free before quilting. With the Hobbs you can peel it back and refuse if needed. Does your fusible allow that?

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    what about a quick iron onto a teflon pressing cloth....so if any of the 'fusible' glue melts it will be onto the teflon and
    will peel off....just make very sure glue side is down on the teflon, as you do NOT want to get that glue on your iron
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    Thanks to all of your suggestions, I finally came up with a solution. I laid it out and turned my hair dryer on high and directed it on the wrinkles and smoothed out the wrinkles with my other hand and it worked! I still won't buy this brand again. I'm going to try the spray adhesive next time. According to the instructions, this is supposed to be fused with a dry iron if doing both sides and steam if only doing one side. Don't get that (doing one side? why would someone only do one side?).

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