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    Wonder Under mishap/help?

    You guessed it. I ironed the Wonder Under to the right side of the fabric. Anyone know of a way to remove it without damaging the fabric? I only have enough fabric to make what I need. Thanks

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    I use iron off iron cleaner on my irons
    Prym Dritz Iron-Off Hot Iron Cleaner at Joann.com
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      #3
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      Any way to remove it from the fabric so I can use it?

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        I don't think there is any way to get it off the fabric.
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          #5
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          So sorry this happened. It sounds like something I would do. I looked it up online and found this info, however I've not tried it. I even searched the Pellon site and they offer no solution to the problem. Below is what I cut and pasted from someone who asked the question at "Ask The Crafter." It refers to an applique, but it might work if you work from the back of the fabric to heat it up. You can't use it as it is so I guess there's no harm in trying. You might want to wait a bit though to see if someone else has any suggestions.


          Aruna asks:
          I'd like to know if fusing fabric with wonder under is permanent. This is my first time working with it and I've applied an applique onto the pocket of a garment that I'm not crazy about so I wanted to remove it if I could. Thanks for your help.
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          Wonder Under is an heat-sensitive adhesive and if you followed the directions it will make a permanent bond. It is possible to remove the applique but there's no guarantee you will remove all the glue. If you want to try it here's what to do:

          Heat the applique back up with an iron (to re-melt the glue) and be sure to remove it while hot. This might leave a white adhesive residue when cool. If this happens try the following: Take a piece of clean cotton and place the pocket face down on it. Press a hot iron on the pocket, pressing for a bit longer than you did to adhere the applique. Peel it away from the cotton. Move the cotton over to a clean spot. Repeat until the glue has been absorbed into the cotton. (You can do this with wax too).
          Last edited by jsmetcalf; March 22, 2014, 11:56 AM.
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            #6
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            Here's another idea from Pattern Review.

            Removing Fused Interfacing

            To remove interfacing that has been fused in place, hold a steam iron over interfacing for 5 - 10 seconds. Immediately peel off the interfacing. If it is still adhered, set the iron on the interfacing, but do not use pressure. To remove any fusing agent that remains on the fabric, cover it with a damp, lightweight fabric scrap and press. Peel off while warm. Continue with new scraps until all the adhesive can be removed by sponging the area with rubbing alcohol--but be sure the fabric or dye will not be affected.
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              Can you post a picture of the fabric? Someone may have a piece of it they can send to you. I have had the fusible just seem to disappear on a small piece of fabric in an appliqué when I applied a too hot of an iron on it.

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                Thanks for the offer to send me fabric. I can get more of the fabric at the store. I was just trying to save myself the time and travel. Thanks for all your tips. None of them worked probably because they were rather large shamrocks and it was A LOT of glue to remove. I even tried Goo Gone which surprisingly did not ruin the fabric and removed some of it but not all of it. Oh well, on to another project in the meantime. It's not like I don't have plenty of others to keep me busy in the meantime. lol Anyway, thanks to all for your advice.

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                  #9
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                  Believe me when I say misty fuse isn't coming off!!! I did that when doing the halloween quilt and had to search for a new turkey head!
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                    #10
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                    I've done that before, I didn't try to get it off because even if you get the glue off there's still a film.

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                      #11
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                      I've done that. Actually, for one of my applique quilts (sailboat), I did it twice in a row for the same piece. Obviously, whatever mindset I had that caused me to do it the first time, set in and caused me to do it the second time. I ended up laughing -which is better than crying. LOL Now, I make sure I have extra fabric whenever I wonderunder.

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                        I left on vacation on the 22nd for a week and just saw your post -- wish I'd seen it sooner!

                        I did this some time ago when I was making a purse. I searched and searched on the internet and tried several things that didn't work. Believe it or not, this is what worked: Put a piece of aluminum foil over the spot and iron it -- the Wonder-Under came off on the foil. In a few spots I had to iron it a couple of times. This was on a drapery-weight fabric so it was a looser weave and it all came out and I could use the fabric again. Worth a try anyway.

                        I thought I had written up something about this, but can't find it on my computer. I think I put the shiny side down when I ironed, but can't remember.
                        Ruth Ann in MA

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                          Is there a way to get Heat n Bond off of my iron? I was ironing onto fabric and somehow it also got a little of the adhesive on my brand new iron. HELP!!!!
                          Thanks

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                            Originally posted by purple coyote View Post
                            Is there a way to get Heat n Bond off of my iron? I was ironing onto fabric and somehow it also got a little of the adhesive on my brand new iron. HELP!!!!
                            Thanks
                            I iron a clean, used dryer sheet. Takes the stuff off. You will need to iron it several times. And you might need more than one dryer sheet depending on how much you got on your iron. Oh, and make sure your iron is on - I would use a low heat.

                            Some forum members have mentioned Mr Clean erasers do a good job also.
                            Vonnie

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