In my quest for finding another source of fabric adhesive since the JoAnn's here was sparse on the Steam A Seam
I wrote two previous articles here and here
During which time Julia from "Heat n Bond" had sent me the following items to try out.
I have to admit that I have been so busy that I have not been able to try out much except for the
Heat n Bond iron on fusible which I had purchased in my quest.
I also have to say that my eyes bugged out of my head when she sent me to this website.
You can call it ignorance,
a gal having her blinders on
whatever but I truly did not know that "Heat n Bond" had so many items that would make a quilters life so much easier.
I looked through the website with a drool rag.
So let's take a look at some of the things that were sent to me.
Three different fusibles.....for three different abilities.
Like I had mentioned, I am mostly in for applique and what fusible is best for me and I have found that I do like the "Heat n Bond" lite for that purpose. I have used it in several projects since first posting about it.
Fusible fleece and Sew in Fleece....wonderful for those of us who make totes
Sew in interfacing and batting tape.
To be honest I have not heard of batting tape (or were my blinders on)....and it is for piecing your batting together for small or large quilts. Great use of your batting scraps. I won't tell you how I put my batting together....trust me it is more time consuming than using this tape.
Adhesive by the yard, this is lite. I usually don't by fabric adhesive by the yard and I am asking myself, WHY NOT? I saw a lady buying some the other day, is it cheaper? You can buy it in the rolls as seen in this picture but never dawned on me to buy it by the yard.
I do remember using iron on vinyl in Samoa and had it shipped in but for the life of me can not figure out where I got it or what brand. Oh well....my son lifts weights and needs a bag for his chalk....so I think this will work perfect (more on this later).
Then two brochures on the products themselves and what they can do. This is so valuable to me because I NEVER KNEW!!! And now I do....
So Thank you Julia in helping with my quest to find a fabric fusible that will do what I want it to. As you can see here, there are many options....and many items that go beyond the fusibles.
Finished the octopus and I used Heat n Bond lite on it, except for the" G". I used Steam A seam, it was easy to reverse the "G" that way.
Would any of you like to try the Heat N bond lite or heavy? I will send one person a yard each and I just might throw in a half yard of vinyl....just leave a comment.