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29 Jan 2009 - 16:5110213
Heat and Bond
Hi, I was wondering if anyone here has ever used Heat and Bond before, I would like to use it to iron on the butterfly patterns to my Adiane sleeves.




If so can you recommend a good supplier? I have found various sites that I can order it from, but wondered if anyone knew of a reputable one.

Thank you


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29 Jan 2009 - 18:0110214
Quote Sands:
Hi, I was wondering if anyone here has ever used Heat and Bond before, I would like to use it to iron on the butterfly patterns to my Adiane sleeves.


If so can you recommend a good supplier? I have found various sites that I can order it from, but wondered if anyone knew of a reputable one.

Thank you


I've got like a bunch of fusible interface which I ordered from a corset place that I found out I don't like using (too much effort just to fuse two lining fabrics, decided to flat line instead) There's like.. 20m, you can have half if you pay the postage or collect it.

It's pretty good stuff anyway, works really well with applique, I'm just lazy when it comes to corsets.

Tab


29 Jan 2009 - 18:5710217
I just bought a few metres of Bondaweb to get the patterns on a kimono I'm making at the moment... Actually, I was planning to iron them on tonight, so if I get some done I'll post how it came out like~

In the mean time if anyone else has used it it'd be nice to hear opinions too, lol.


29 Jan 2009 - 20:0810222
Tab - Oh thank you so much thats very kind of you to offer, are you sure you dont need it all? I'd happily pay for the postage costs.
Can you use it with just standard cotton?


Hitachiin - Goodluck with using it tonight, can you let me know how it goes? I would be much appreciative =]


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29 Jan 2009 - 20:2910223
If it’s any use to mention this, I’ve used Bondaweb a couple of times. The first time it didn’t bond too well, but that’s because the fabric I was using had a low heat resistance, so I couldn’t iron it on at the proper temperature. The second time, with a more sensible fabric, it worked perfectly.

I’d note that I was using fabric that didn’t fray. I think if you were using fabric that does fray, then you’d need to make sure you got a very good bond, otherwise it’d still need satin stitching around the edges. Personally, I’d just be using iron-on stuff to help with the next step of sewing it down, I’m not sure I’d trust the iron-on stuff to be entirely effective as appliqué on its own, although people seem to use it that way. For me, the important thing to test out would be how well these iron-on things stop fraying! I think that’s where Heat and Bond might help you, I don’t know, but I get the impression it’s better for that than Bondaweb.


29 Jan 2009 - 20:3110224
That stuff goes by many names, Bondaweb, heat and bond and pellon (?)

I used stacks of the stuff for the applique on seth. I just bought it from my local fabric store, but I have recently got a load of Ebay. Which worked out cheaper.

Try to get the Extra strong stuff, it helps the pieces from peeling of between ironing them on and sewing them down. ^_^


29 Jan 2009 - 22:5610239
Okay, just finished sticking on all of my leaves... But I don't think I could tell you anything that Angelphie and Lex couldn't lol.
It was tricky working it since sometimes I'd leave it too cool too much on the bigger designs and the glue would go solid and stick to the plastic again... So if I ever used this stuff a second time, I'd try to iron and peel it off in sections, I think....

But it stuck really well and's given me a really good base to zigzag over. I used orange polycotton on black cotton twill, I thought about using two layers since I worried it would become see through, but actually I think the glue has made a lighter base for the colour and it stands out more XD That's saved me another hour of ironing!
But yeah, I'm really glad I glued the designs on first before stitching over them, they're completely solid now and don't wrinkle~

Edit: Also, next time I think I'll get some online, too, since it was pretty expensive per metre and the roll wasn't THAT wide.



Last edited by Felixize (29 Jan 2009 - 22:57)
30 Jan 2009 - 22:1510272
Thank you so much for all the info guys, much appreciated. I'm just using standard poly-cotton so it doesnt fray to ridiculous quantities, but I think I'll go with Heat and Bond as I'm worried about any edges getting a bit nacky!

I'm going to try and find some heavy-weight heat and bond. Can anyone recommend a good supplier?
Lex did you get yours from a particular seller on ebay? How much is it roughly, and in what quantaties can I buy it?

Thank you again everyone for your help


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30 Jan 2009 - 22:5810275
I to say that I've never been that fond of it. My ex did swear by the stuff though. She got it locally from a haberdashery.

Can't remember how much though.


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30 Jan 2009 - 23:4510277
*Shakes fist of rage* bondaweb is evil. Although its very good, and it does do its job, its very frustrating when you make several trips to the iron to make it stick properly, quantity and cost wise, its roughly £50 for 25m, although this stuff was fairly wide and was ordered straight from a supplier rather than the haberdashery ^^;


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