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Crab Apple Hill "Snow Days" pattern

Started by Quilting in Michigan. Last reply by mich/TN Sep 1, 2013. 79 Replies

I just picked up this pattern, was wondering if anyone else is working on it & what color scheme did you all use.  I saw one hanging in the quilt shop and was really drawn to the embroidery on…Continue

Favorite Way to Mark Fabric for Embroidery.

Started by Mary. Last reply by Stephanie G. Benson-Greer Mar 8, 2012. 24 Replies

What is your favorite pen or pencil to use for marking fabric for embroidery?Continue

Very Cool Resources - web sites, books, video links, etcetera!

Started by Its Vic!. Last reply by Marianne U. K. Jan 2, 2012. 6 Replies

Anyone run across a great place for wonderful info?  Just leave the link, etc, here.  No discussion, just the info.  If you want to leave a comment then use the main discussion page for that.  Tell…Continue

Monday Morning Accountability

Started by Robin. Last reply by Barb Butterworth Sep 15, 2011. 160 Replies

Okay Judy I don't see your post!!!!  I have found my fabric and pattern and will be cutting out the fabric today.  By next Monday I will have them marked and start embroidering.RobinContinue

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Comment by Agnes / NW Ontario on Friday

QuiltDragon--I also use the window method on larger pieces. Wonder Under mega years ago was stiffer than the current. I hadn't cut windows with the trees. I just did the scrunch test on the quilt. There is no difference in feel between the pieced flying geese and the fused trees. 

Comment by QuiltDragon on Friday

Agnes, I always used Wonder Under myself, mainly out of habit. I have noticed that things were a bit stiff, so now I make a window out of the wonder under so there's only fusible around the edges.

Comment by Myrna on Thursday

I have always used SAS and SAS Lite.  I haven't tried the others but did hear the SAS will be hard to find.

Denise, that is beautiful!

Comment by Agnes / NW Ontario on Thursday

And here I am never having heard about Soft Fuse before. lol Have a good supply of Wonder Under so may never even look for it. I always buy the rolls, not the sheets, when I buy fusible product.

SaS says their paper problem is supposed to be solved with the product back on the market in fall.

Comment by Denise on July 16, 2014 at 7:33pm

yes, Janet I will never use another product as long as soft fuse is available and I have tried them all….heat n bond,….the new steam a seam lite,….wonder under, I still think soft fuse is a superior product and I don't mind paying a bit more for it!

Comment by Janet/MO on July 16, 2014 at 6:16pm

I used HeatnBond Lite for many yrs, but was introduced to Soft Fuse during a class and fell in love with it.  You can get it in a packet with individual sheets or on a roll.  If you do a lot of fusing, I would recommend the roll. 

Comment by B J Elder/WA on July 16, 2014 at 6:08pm

The SAS has been having trouble getting a good new supplier of the paper for either side of it, from my understanding. Amazing that it has been such a problem for them.

Comment by Judy/WA on July 16, 2014 at 4:14pm

I tried Wonder Under and Heat and Bond Lite when Steam-A-Seam Lite became unavailble. The Wonder Under was light and flexible and the most like SAS lite. Heat and Bond Lite is a little heavier and stiffer. I haven't tried Soft Fuse but will try it!

Comment by Agnes / NW Ontario on July 16, 2014 at 3:50pm

Just another thought I found the Wonder Under exceptionally flexible.

Comment by Agnes / NW Ontario on July 16, 2014 at 3:49pm

Denise--That is lovely. So calm and relaxing.

BJ--You may not find it better. I swore for years that SaS2 and SaS lite were the best. Don't know if there was a problem with the last stuff I bought but was so frustrated with it that I included the Wonder Under with one of my CT orders last summer but didn't use it till just recently.

 

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