Whether you’re sewing your first quilt and need help with a binding or are using a Legacy product and need some advice, we’re here for you! We’ll post our tips every Tuesday, but if you’re looking help with a specific problem, email us and we’ll do our best to help you out. Now, without further pause, welcome to Tuesday Tips!
Today’s Topic: Pre-Test Your Fusibles!
To pre-test, cut a small square piece of your fabric. Cut a piece of the interfacing at half the size. Fuse only half of the square per the instructions included with the fusible. Allow the fabric to cool and then evaluate the bond. The interfacing should be firmly attached to the fashion fabric. If it’s not, more heat, time or pressure may be needed. A different product or a sew-in style can also be considered.
You may also want to evaluate the surface of the fabric. It should be smooth/unchanged. If not, the interfacing may be too heavy for the fabric or the iron may have been too hot during the fusing. If the fabric seems too crisp or heavy, change to a lighter weight interfacing or a sew-in. If the fabric seems too limp, consider a crisper interfacing or add a second layer of interfacing.
Note: Home iron temperatures vary. Test fusing will help you determine the best setting for your iron and fabric. In turn, Hand Held Steamers will NOT bond interfacing to the fabric.
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