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Old March 9th 04, 02:46 PM
KJ
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Default Heat and Bond lite

After being a WonderUnder user for many years, I switched to Heat and Bond
lite for fusible appliqué projects. At first I ignored the instructions
(after all, I KNEW how to fuse!) and I wasn't happy with the results. So I
have tried fusing with their directions and am still not very happy, Here's
what happens.... I get the image of the bumps on the front side of the
appliqué piece, especially on lighter fabrics. So I thought maybe I was
still fusing too long, or too hot....but when reduced both, I didn't get a
good fuse. Have any of you been consistently successful with this fusible?
It might be a little more flexible than WonderUnder, but I'm not seeing much
difference.
Any ideas?

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Old March 9th 04, 03:37 PM
Kris
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Kathy,
I love using "Steam-A-Seam II" for my fusing. It's user friendly.
It's tacky on both sides and you get to play around with where you want to
place things on your quilt. ( and you can pick them off and re-place them)
When you are happy with your design, then you place the hot iron of them
for about 15 seconds and they are sealed in place permanently.

Kris ( in northern virginia)

"KJ" wrote in message
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After being a WonderUnder user for many years, I switched to Heat and Bond
lite for fusible appliqué projects. At first I ignored the instructions
(after all, I KNEW how to fuse!) and I wasn't happy with the results. So

I
have tried fusing with their directions and am still not very happy,

Here's
what happens.... I get the image of the bumps on the front side of the
appliqué piece, especially on lighter fabrics. So I thought maybe I was
still fusing too long, or too hot....but when reduced both, I didn't get a
good fuse. Have any of you been consistently successful with this

fusible?
It might be a little more flexible than WonderUnder, but I'm not seeing

much
difference.
Any ideas?

--
Kathyl yup, that's an L

http://community.webshots.com/user/kathylquiltz




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Old March 9th 04, 03:58 PM
Karlee in Kansas
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I've been very successful with it for quite some time now...email me off
list and I'll see if I can help you

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Karlee in Kansas
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"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming -- WOW--What a
Ride!"

"KJ" wrote in message
news:[email protected]_s03...
After being a WonderUnder user for many years, I switched to Heat and Bond
lite for fusible appliqué projects. At first I ignored the instructions
(after all, I KNEW how to fuse!) and I wasn't happy with the results. So

I
have tried fusing with their directions and am still not very happy,

Here's
what happens.... I get the image of the bumps on the front side of the
appliqué piece, especially on lighter fabrics. So I thought maybe I was
still fusing too long, or too hot....but when reduced both, I didn't get a
good fuse. Have any of you been consistently successful with this

fusible?
It might be a little more flexible than WonderUnder, but I'm not seeing

much
difference.
Any ideas?

--
Kathyl yup, that's an L

http://community.webshots.com/user/kathylquiltz




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Old March 9th 04, 04:12 PM
Kris
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Kathy,
They now have Steam_A-Aeam Lite..

Kris


"KJ" wrote in message
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I have a roll of that too. Maybe I'll switch back. It's been a while

since
I used SAS II, so I can't remember exactly why I tried to make the switch.
Seems like it was still a bit stiff for what I wanted. But that might be
better than an ugly appliqué! I tried "Transweb" in a class one year.

What
a disaster! That stuff won't stay on the paper long enough to trace the
design, let alone cut it out! It's nice and soft, but harder than heck to
work with.

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http://community.webshots.com/user/kathylquiltz


"Kris" wrote in message
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Kathy,
I love using "Steam-A-Seam II" for my fusing. It's user friendly.
It's tacky on both sides and you get to play around with where you want

to
place things on your quilt. ( and you can pick them off and re-place

them)
When you are happy with your design, then you place the hot iron of

them
for about 15 seconds and they are sealed in place permanently.

Kris ( in northern virginia)

"KJ" wrote in message
news:[email protected]_s03...
After being a WonderUnder user for many years, I switched to Heat and

Bond
lite for fusible appliqué projects. At first I ignored the

instructions
(after all, I KNEW how to fuse!) and I wasn't happy with the results.

So
I
have tried fusing with their directions and am still not very happy,

Here's
what happens.... I get the image of the bumps on the front side of the
appliqué piece, especially on lighter fabrics. So I thought maybe I

was
still fusing too long, or too hot....but when reduced both, I didn't

get
a
good fuse. Have any of you been consistently successful with this

fusible?
It might be a little more flexible than WonderUnder, but I'm not

seeing
much
difference.
Any ideas?

--
Kathyl yup, that's an L

http://community.webshots.com/user/kathylquiltz








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Old March 9th 04, 04:18 PM
Kathy Applebaum
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"KJ" wrote in message
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After being a WonderUnder user for many years, I switched to Heat and Bond
lite for fusible appliqué projects.


Out of curiosity, why did you switch?

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Old March 10th 04, 12:28 AM
~Spidey
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I use Heat and Bond but the red one, I think it's heavy duty, no
residual, no bumps, it's easier to pull off and I machine appliqué
around my stuff and it`s great, I don`t even need to use stabilizer
with that one.

Just a thought.

Linda m.


On Tue, 09 Mar 2004 13:46:20 GMT, "KJ" wrote:

After being a WonderUnder user for many years, I switched to Heat and Bond
lite for fusible appliqué projects. At first I ignored the instructions
(after all, I KNEW how to fuse!) and I wasn't happy with the results. So I
have tried fusing with their directions and am still not very happy, Here's
what happens.... I get the image of the bumps on the front side of the
appliqué piece, especially on lighter fabrics. So I thought maybe I was
still fusing too long, or too hot....but when reduced both, I didn't get a
good fuse. Have any of you been consistently successful with this fusible?
It might be a little more flexible than WonderUnder, but I'm not seeing much
difference.
Any ideas?

--
Kathyl yup, that's an L

http://community.webshots.com/user/kathylquiltz




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Old March 10th 04, 12:30 AM
Eli
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I, too, always used WonderUnder and cut out the centers for larger
appliques. They were out of it at my JoAnn's, so I got Heat and Bond Lite
as per the clerk's recommendations. I don't like it much either. She raved
at how much I would love it, but I don't. I'll try the Steam a Seam Lite
next time. I'd like to try some water soluable stablizer, but I haven't
heard anything good about them.

How about on the back as a stabilizer? Do you use stitch and tear? Or
another brand?

Gina in IL


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Old March 10th 04, 03:12 AM
judy in fort worth
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I just used a water soluable stabilizer on the back of a quilt that was all
ready 3/4 quilted. I used Badge Master Aqua Film and it worked great. I
washed the entire quilt when it was finished and the stabilizer did wash
away just fine. I liked it.

judy in fort worth
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Old March 10th 04, 04:14 AM
Maureen Wozniak
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I've never had good results with Heat n Bond. I've finally decided that
I like Steam A Seam best of the fusibles that are available to me. There
is also Steam A Seam Lite which is good for appliqué.

Maureen

KJ wrote:
After being a WonderUnder user for many years, I switched to Heat and Bond
lite for fusible appliqué projects. At first I ignored the instructions
(after all, I KNEW how to fuse!) and I wasn't happy with the results. So I
have tried fusing with their directions and am still not very happy, Here's
what happens.... I get the image of the bumps on the front side of the
appliqué piece, especially on lighter fabrics. So I thought maybe I was
still fusing too long, or too hot....but when reduced both, I didn't get a
good fuse. Have any of you been consistently successful with this fusible?
It might be a little more flexible than WonderUnder, but I'm not seeing much
difference.
Any ideas?

--
Kathyl yup, that's an L

http://community.webshots.com/user/kathylquiltz



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Old March 10th 04, 06:00 AM
KJ
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Someone asked why I switched from Wonder Under to try the Heat and Bond. I
guess I was influenced by the craft and quilt shows who tout it as a good
fusible. I also have used the Steam a Seam 2 and had pretty good luck with
it. It seemed a little on the stiff side. I have a big roll of it in a box
to use up so I won't be switching to the Steam a Seam lite yet. I had a
whole bolt of Wonder Under I bought years ago when I had a wholesale number
and had a small business. The bolt has gone "bad" and the paper won't
release from the web any more. That's why I tried some new products. I'm
glad to hear someone else didn't have good luck with the Heat and Bond...I
thought it was just me!

"Maureen Wozniak" wrote in message
...
I've never had good results with Heat n Bond. I've finally decided that
I like Steam A Seam best of the fusibles that are available to me. There
is also Steam A Seam Lite which is good for appliqué.

Maureen

KJ wrote:
After being a WonderUnder user for many years, I switched to Heat and

Bond
lite for fusible appliqué projects. At first I ignored the instructions
(after all, I KNEW how to fuse!) and I wasn't happy with the results.

So I
have tried fusing with their directions and am still not very happy,

Here's
what happens.... I get the image of the bumps on the front side of the
appliqué piece, especially on lighter fabrics. So I thought maybe I was
still fusing too long, or too hot....but when reduced both, I didn't get

a
good fuse. Have any of you been consistently successful with this

fusible?
It might be a little more flexible than WonderUnder, but I'm not seeing

much
difference.
Any ideas?

--
Kathyl yup, that's an L

http://community.webshots.com/user/kathylquiltz





 




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