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Old 11-28-2012, 05:20 PM   #1
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Fleece & heat-n-bond?

I want to do some fleece appliqué .. Can I use heat n bond with fleece? I've never put an iron to fleece and am wondering If it will be fine or if it will melt...?

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Re: Fleece & heat-n-bond?

I think it will melt. You can use it as an applique if you sew it on. Same for adding an applique to the fleece, just sew it instead of ironing.
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Re: Fleece & heat-n-bond?

Fleece is a kind of fabric(plush knit that has been brushed to create the "fleece"), it can be made from many kinds of fiber/materials. Polyester, bamboo, cotton fleece?

If you mean poly fleece I would agree with PP it will likely melt unless you can use that bond on a very low heat. Poly fleece is plastic, much of it is made from recycled plastic bottles.

Natural fiber fleece would be fine but the texture of the fabric would make it tricky to use in that way, I believe.
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Re: Fleece & heat-n-bond?

They make some spray stuff that is meant for quilting that would work just to hold it in place until you sew it...
http://www.createforless.com/Sulliva...FSTZQgod6ysAlg

OR... You could use a small amount of superglue (Just put a few dots around the edge on the underside of the applique) to hold it in place. Then sew it on!
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Re: Fleece & heat-n-bond?

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They make some spray stuff that is meant for quilting that would work just to hold it in place until you sew it...
http://www.createforless.com/Sulliva...FSTZQgod6ysAlg

OR... You could use a small amount of superglue (Just put a few dots around the edge on the underside of the applique) to hold it in place. Then sew it on!
ah, I could totally use the basting spray from quilting, it is a poly fleece, I just like using heat n bond because it is so stiff

alright, I will not be melting holes in my daughter's poncho!
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Re: Fleece & heat-n-bond?

I have actually has some success using heat-n-bond on fleece by not letting the iron touch the fleece directly. I use a hot iron but put a flour sack towel on top of the fleece and iron onto that instead of directly onto the fleece. I usually sew over it but instead of doing a satin stitch all around, I just do a straight stitch around the edges and the heat-n-bond holds the very ends flat enough that I don't need to worry about them curling up.

I have also tried not sewing it at all and it worked for things that don't go through the wash a lot (like the appliqued hats I made for my kids), but anything with poly fleece that gets washed from time to time likely won't hold up with heat-n-bond alone.
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:30 PM   #7
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Re: Fleece & heat-n-bond?

well, I just pinned the flowers because they were big and messy was okay- this is what i was making:

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