I went and purchased some Heat Bond the other day and felt like I was cheating....had to look over my shoulder to make sure Steam A seam didn't see me .....
Here is a little video about Heat n' Bond. I learned from this that I purchased the wrong Heat Bond...I need the Heat n' Bond light.
I also learned a few other useful tips.
Then there is Misty Fuse, I am not familiar with this at all but I am going to find out.
So what are my expectations of a fusible?
- Easy application
- No gumming of needle (which I learned from the video that the UltraHold Heat n'bond is not for my type of applique because it will gum)
- Lasting adhesive, which means that when you are busy machine appliqueing the other pieces do not come up.
- Easy peeling of paper after applying fusible to applique piece.
I did notice in the video that she draws her design on her fusible after it is applied to the fabric. I draw my design on the Steam A Seam before with a #2 pencil. This will not vanish with the iron so you will still have your design lines to cut out.
I was going to use this Heat n' bond to let you know how I like it but as I said, I chose the wrong one. Next time I should do my homework first before just grabbing. I am sure my Steam a Seam is thinking "Serves her right!"