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    I tried Misty Fuse

    I've been reading a lot about Misty Fuse & decided to give it a try.
    What they say about it not changing the hand / feel of the fabric is totally true. It's very impressive that the fabric stays soft even after being fused. It would be amazing for kids clothes.

    It's also great that there's minimal wastage because you can use every last scrap of it.

    The spider webby-ness of it means you have to handle it a little more carefully but it's not too bad.
    I didn't have a teflon sheet or Goddess sheet so I just used baking paper to fuse the web to the applique fabric.

    I fused to the quilt top according to the instructions on the packaging with a very hot iron, multiple times yet some of the edges still lifted & wouldn't stick once the applique had cooled. Then when I put it through my machine to stitch down the applique the movement & handling the quilt caused some of the edges to lift again. I re-ironed & it still continued to come unstuck from the quilt top.

    Despite this I will definitely use it again purely because of how it feels on the quilt but it would be nice to know where I'm going wrong with it not sticking down.

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    Some of those products can lose their stick with too much heat.

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      When I use Misty Fuse, I have always sewn down around the edges of the applique w/a blanket stitch. I would not trust it to hold, even though I love it!!

      I have also used Steam A Seam. I made snowman tshirts for my grandchildren about four years ago now. Not a single piece has ever come off and they are still being worn and washed!!
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        I have Steam a Seam. I haven't used it yet. I can't remember what project I bought it for and I can't remember where I put it either. I am so bad.

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          I learned the hard way not to use fabric softner in fabrics that I iron on fusible. Dryer sheets also keep fabrics from sticking. I don't know if unwashed fabric has anything in it to keep it from fusing.
          Vonnie

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            Re: I tried Misty Fuse

            Originally posted by Vonnie View Post
            I learned the hard way not to use fabric softner in fabrics that I iron on fusible. Dryer sheets also keep fabrics from sticking. I don't know if unwashed fabric has anything in it to keep it from fusing.
            That's a good point. They recommend using it on pre-washed fabric but I don't prewash. I did a test piece which was quite small & that stuck down just fine but the main piece I used it on is quite large.

            I wouldn't just use fusible alone for applique. No matter how good I would always stitch it down. I used a tight zig-zag around the edges.

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              I have not used misty fuse yet. I use Steam a seam 2 lite and like it. I did a sunbonnet sue and overall sam quilt 2 years ago and it gets washed and used everyday in the warm weather and its still holding fine!
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                Yes, pre-washing will make a difference. Also, make sure you use the right temp on your iron. I use MistyFuse on everything! Love it!
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                  I bought some of this and have not used it yet, but will soon. I read on the package that it is best to wash fabrics before fusing. Did you wash before you fused?
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                    I responded to a prior thread about Misty Fuse, stating that I was very disappointed with the product. A rep from the Misty Fuse company joined the forum to give me a helpful hint. She was so nice. Here's a link to that page:
                    http://forum.missouriquiltco.com/sho...ght=misty+fuse

                    Hope her advice helps you!
                    Toni ... If I keep sewing long enough, will they make their own dinner?

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                      Re: I tried Misty Fuse

                      Originally posted by GuitarGramma View Post
                      I responded to a prior thread about Misty Fuse, stating that I was very disappointed with the product. A rep from the Misty Fuse company joined the forum to give me a helpful hint. She was so nice. Here's a link to that page:
                      http://forum.missouriquiltco.com/sho...ght=misty+fuse

                      Hope her advice helps you!
                      Thanks Toni. I read that thread before buying the Misty Fuse & I remember the advice about ironing lots & using high heat. So that's what I did & it still lifted.

                      I did not prewash so maybe that made the difference.

                      I've got the applique all stitched down now. It's not pretty in places & I hope no-one looks too closely.

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