June 21, 2009

Just got this comment from Joleen on my Fusible web management post. I’m bumping her question to this new post.

Hi Kay,

I LOVE your site!
I am new to sewing and living in a non English speaking country. I have, due to much hard work and determination, found some sort of fusible web at the local fabric market. I have it in two forms…a small tape ( like scotch tape) and by the meter sheet. However, I am REALLY confused by how to use it. There is NO backing paper…..

I would be so grateful for any tips of hints you can give me on how to use this stuff….

Joleen, I think the strippy stuff is like a sewing notion called Stitch Witchery. A ‘tetch’ of this can be useful in appliqué situations where you need just a little strip to tack something down or to effect a repair of some ilk. I have some in my drawer of “things on a roll.”

In past appliqué explorations, I’ve tried using non-paper-backed fusible web, and I’ve always come back to the paper-backed kind. I actually can’t remember how to use the naked web. This is like Misty Fuse I’m thinking. Appliqué enthusiasts, please chime in! Joleen in another country needs your help!

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8 Responses to “Help wanted ~ fusible web, no paper”

  1. Lemon Tree Tami on June 21st, 2009 10:01 am

    Whenever I’ve used Misty Fuse I use some non-stick teflon sheets to protect my iron and ironing board from any stray ends. Other people have had good luck using cooking parchment paper as well. First you fuse the product to your applique piece while it’s sandwiched in between the teflon sheets or parchment paper. Then you place that applique piece on your fabric and cover it with the teflon sheet or parchment paper and iron away. It should be fused by then.

    My advice would be to experiment to see what iron settings and timing works best with this product. Have fun!

  2. Joleen on June 21st, 2009 10:17 pm

    Thanks a bunch!

    Kay, you were right on the money! After checking with Mr. Google, it seems I have very similar products to ‘Stitch Witchery’ and ‘Misty Fuse’.

    Thanks for the guidance LemonTreeTami, I think that non-waxed cooking paper might do in a pinch.

    I can’t wait to experiment!

  3. Kay on June 22nd, 2009 8:50 am

    You’re welcome Joleen.

    The ol’ synapses are slowly firing up and now I recall why I use the paper-backed kind. It’s so I can cut out the centers of the templates before fusing. I still can’t remember exactly how to get the shapes when there’s no paper, but maybe you have to pre-fuse the fabric and then use a template??

    Anybody? Anybody?


  4. Sarah Vee on June 22nd, 2009 1:35 pm

    Hi Kay,
    I just received my first package of MistyFuse in the mail today. For making pattern transfer the packaging says to put pencil drawing on parchment paper. Put the Mistyfuse over it and then the fabric RIGHT side up. Then cover with parchment and fuse. When you fuse the pencil will LIFT onto the Mistyfuse and put the cutting line onto BACK of your fabric. So you don’t have to think in reverse anymore:)Reason it doesn’t come with backing paper is to use it on different things like paper, even foam! and a variety of fabric (according to the packaging)I’m eager to try it out. Will report back!

  5. Kay on June 22nd, 2009 1:52 pm

    Very excellent Sarah Vee! We will await your report.


  6. Sarah Vee on July 8th, 2009 5:20 am

    Hi Kay,
    I did a review on my blog today of my first experience with Mistyfuse. It won’t be my last!:)

  7. Anna Giberson on March 14th, 2013 8:32 am

    Help….I’ve placed an applique on a quilt and have now decided I don’t want it…is there a way anyone knows how to remove it and then remove the residue left behind?

  8. admin on March 18th, 2013 3:38 pm

    Hi Anna, sorry this happened! It might depend on what fusible you used. You could try warming it with the iron and then peeling it off. Any remaining residue can sometimes be gently scraped or scratched off.

    Or you could always cover it with something else. Good luck!