It works extremely well on Lutradur.
- from very thin chifon/organza
- from plastic garbage bags
- a shot satin
- several layers og garbage bag plastic (seals them together)
- crushed velvet
- an embossed satin
Using the circular head on plastic at a hot heat, then layering two colours
If the top fabric has fusible on the back, when you burn around it, you also fuse it to the background (so long as the background has a higher melting point). Wow! I found this such and exciting discovery that I tried a lot of fused fabrics on some brocade (below).
- grey satin
- green garbag plastic
- white metallic organza
- textured satin
- loose weave organza
- velvet ribbon
I simply put a piece of fusible larger than the shape (without the paper backing), between the two layers before I burned the line and it worked! So not only does this fuse the fabrics to the background, you don't have to iron any fusing first.
I would not trust this to be permanent, since the fusing is only a fine line, but for me it was a great discovery.
Using this method, you could have beautiful synthetic appliques (which are usually fiddly because the fabric is slippery, and can't be fused because the fabric will melt). The appliques would easily stay in place for stitching, and because the fusible is not ironed in the centre, they would stay soft.
I will have to experiment with washing after stitching to see what happens to the unironed fusible, but my guess is it is so fine, it would not bea problem.
WOW - I feel like shouting Eureka! I am most certainly going to use this in my secret activity that I told you I would tell you about soon.
Did you hear that girls? Here's my first technique.
So excited. No quote today
Oh and I got the book I won from workshop on the web yesterday
I am really enjoying reading it and looking forward to doing the free online tutorials that go with it.