Sewing, Quilt & Interfacing
|HeatnBond Iron On Fabric Adhesives
HeatnBond Fusible Interfacings
Lay a paper towel on the edge of ironing board so that some of the paper towel hangs over the edge of the board. Lay a fabric softener sheet on top of the paper towel, also allowing some to hang over the edge of the board.
Q: How do I remove HeatnBond from ironing board?
A: HeatnBond is a permanent adhesive. However, a product called Un-Du® may be used in an attempt to remove the adhesive. Un-Du is a liquid adhesive remover which can be found at Walmart. Simply squirt it on the area where the adhesive needs to be removed, and use the scraper to help eliminate it from the garment or fabric. The Un-Du will assist in dissolving the adhesive in the fabric. Finally, launder as normal. If you do try this remedy, please test an area first to make sure it will not affect your fabric.
Q: I used HeatnBond Iron-On Adhesives and it isn't sticking to my project...why?
A: Most Common Problem:Please remember to pre-wash all materials without fabric softeners, including laundry detergent and fabric softener sheets, before applying the adhesive.
Please verify that you are using the correct product for your project.
Other possible issues could be:
Q: Is SpraynBond Basting spray oderless?
Fusible Spray Questions
Q: What iron temperature should I use?
Q: Is PeelnStick acid free?
A: No, PeelnStick is not acid-free.
Q: Can I use Fabric Fuse on boy scout / girl scout patches?
A: Yes, they are perfect to use on scout patches.
Q: Is Fabric Fuse washable?
A: Yes, Fabric Fuse is washable.
HeatnBond Fusible Interfacings
Q: How do I test fuse and evaluate the interfacing for a proper bond?
A: The three most important elements for a successful bond when fusing interfacing is time, heat and pressure. Begin at the low setting on your iron. (Wool setting) Since irons vary in temperature you might want to adjust the heat until the melt point of the glue is obtained. (265 to 275 degrees) The fashion fabric should be able to withstand the heat and pressure for at least 8 -12 seconds. When applying the interfacing press down with a firm hand for 8-12 seconds. If the material is heavier / thicker use a higher temperature and additional time. If the fashion fabric is synthetic or silk, use lower temperatures to prevent burning and scorch marks. Never glide the iron when fusing. Press each section firmly without gliding the iron. When completed go to the next section with some overlap. To aid in creating a proper bond, use steam or a misted press cloth to protect the fabric.
Q: Do I need to preshrink my interfacings before fusing?
A: Washable interfacings such as wovens, wefts and knits can be preshrunk in water. Place the cut interfacing in hot water. Do not stir or agitate the material like a washing machine. After 10 to 12 minutes, place the interfacing on a drying rack or net to dry. Nonwovens have very little shrinkage and do not require preshrinking. Always test the interfacing on sample fabric before using.
Q: Why use a sewin interfacing?
A: Sewins interfacings are often preferred because of their results. Sewins will not bubble, and can roll or feel very soft for many garment constructions such as collars, cuffs and pocket welts. For embroidery applications sewin stabilizers are preferred for their ability to hold stitches in place. Heavier stabilizers can be used for larger stitch counts and other areas where extra body and crispness is desired