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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 534459 views.

I will be looking forward to the reveal of your project!

yes.  honestly I think I might have mentioned it here, but it's been long enough we've all forgotten,.

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)

2/3/20

Pirate (PIRATE_SR) said:

You'd need to fuse them to your fabric before taking them to-go, since it's tough to iron in a car or on a plane.  :-)    If the fusible was *also* water-soluble, that would be a real winner

I got to thinking about this and decided to look for a press on product that is also water soluble so you could just take the product and go without having to worry about ironing it on...and by golly...there is such a beastie..but holey moley ...the price on this stuff is higher than nuts on a giraffe (thank you for that)!!!  58 clams!! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003T96RYM/####?smid=A8Z92SO0182SM&psc=1 

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

2/3/20

Isn't that just the best description for unreasonably high prices?  :-)   Besides, when I slip that in the normal conversation, I love seeing the look of disbelief (did she REALLY say that?) or comprehension (whoa!) on their faces.    It's the simple things in life that make me happy.  :-)

While thinking about it, it occurred to me that you could use water-soluble glue sticks for non-fusible water-soluble stabilizer products.  In this way, you could take the stabilizer with you, cut it out **as you need it**, swipe some water-soluble glue across the back and ... Bob's your uncle.

I bet the non-fusible water-soluble stuff would be less in price also since the manufacturer didn't need to go through the extra step of putting on the fusible.

Ladder stitch is how I do all my hand-sewn bindings, and any applique.  If I ever get to do any hexies, I'll probably use it for them too.  The stitches are almost invisible.  

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)

2/4/20

Pirate (PIRATE_SR) said:

you could use water-soluble glue sticks for non-fusible water-soluble stabilizer products

brilliant!!!

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)

2/4/20

and you are correct about the cost!!

now I gotta try to find PVA without sticky...hum...that is in the 10-20 buck range on Amazon...much better

and then I found this....

https://www.joann.com/bosal-stick-stitch-n-rinse-wash-away-stabilizer-10%2Fpkg-8.5x11/16842957.html

So yesterday I started two projects. Essentially cutting one out and sewing one. See, I had purchased a couple grab bags of batik strings here while back. However, they're not uniform in width or anything else...I'm not sure how the lady "cut" them...they don't look cut...all edges are damaged, but not bruised like they would be if ripped...I dunno. Not straight either. So, if they're wide enough to get a good block out of, I precut for a flying geese quilt I'm going to make. If not, I am doing a Chinese coin style quilt with the others. It uses them up and is efficient, though it looks like my sewing room threw up batik! LOL!!! 

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