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Jesse replied on Mon, Jan 14 2013 6:22 PM

No I can't get it to stick from the get go.

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Nana replied on Mon, Jan 14 2013 6:26 PM

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Are you using steam.   The steam doesn't let the "sticky" stick like it should.  Also it doesn't like very high heat.

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Jesse replied on Mon, Jan 14 2013 6:28 PM

i dont steam but i may be using too high of heat. i use a pressing sheet though because the ink on the shirt seems to stick to the iron.

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gini replied on Mon, Jan 14 2013 6:56 PM

they also add sizing to make fabric feel thicker and of better quality

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Jesse replied on Mon, Jan 14 2013 7:06 PM

I just bought a can of sizing to try. I am making a couple more T-Shirt quilts and will use it for the sashing and border. I cant wait to try it on a full quilt!

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I just purchase Sta Flo, and just add water. It lasts a long time for a big bottle:)

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Jean H. replied on Mon, Jan 14 2013 10:50 PM

Just learned this at my Guild meeting tonight...  Bounce has a non-aerosol spray that works like Best Press (no flakes) but is a lot cheaper. I can't wait to try it.

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Barbara replied on Tue, Jan 15 2013 1:33 AM

Jesse,are you using the interfacing that has the glueon the back ? there is some that dosen't have it so you want to make sure you do . I like heat and bond  or pella it seems to be the best I've found.  Barbara

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Jesse replied on Tue, Jan 15 2013 7:14 AM

I use 906 pellon f and yea it has glue on it. I'm just baffled. Ii end up ironing it on ovr and oer throughout the quilt. 

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Barbara replied on Tue, Jan 15 2013 8:20 AM

Jesse , that is strange ,I've not had any problems with my interfacing coming off . Now this is just me but I also use alittle washable glue with I appllique ,it helps keep the peice from moving until I get it anchored down .I like the cheapy elmers glue stitcks . but again that's just me .  

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Leslie replied on Tue, Jan 15 2013 8:27 AM

Jesse, are you using a lower setting on your iron?   most fusibles call for a lower temp i set my iron on 4 and have no problems with them coming off.   but  i have forgotten and used my regular setting and have noticed they dont stay stuck. just a thought

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Jesse replied on Tue, Jan 15 2013 8:36 AM

Someone mentioned about the heat. I am guilty of turning it on the high setting which is for Cotton. I have a cheap iron from Walmart and it only has settings based on what kind of fabric it is. Maybe it would be a good idea to try to purchase a different iron?

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Jesse replied on Tue, Jan 15 2013 8:38 AM

When i bought the fusible Jo Ann Fabric's kept the paper part and I didn't say anything because i figured it was just an easy iron on thing so I was unable to read about exactly how to do it. Lesson learned!! haha.

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Leslie replied on Tue, Jan 15 2013 8:41 AM

Jesse, my iron is also from walmart,  the instructions on the fusible will tell you to turn it down to a wool or polyester setting on mine it is 3 and 4

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Jesse replied on Tue, Jan 15 2013 8:47 AM

Ok, I will have to give this a try. I have two more t-shirt quilts to make so I will pray and turn down the heat! Thank you guys so much. Everyone has been so amazingly helpful! <3

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