Friday, February 04, 2011

Sewing Tips - One of my Fav Products

I love, love, love this stuff!!! HeatnBond ULTRAHOLD (no-sew) iron-on adhesive.

The ULTRAHOLD is the strongest. Heat n Bond also has LITE, which you can sew through, the ULTRAHOLD is not sew-friendly, that's why I use just the narrow strip for closing. The 1/4" width and the 3/8th" width are what I use most. The 1/4" width is becoming harder to find, not sure why. Here's my favorite use for it~

When you are making a quilted project that you are going to turn and the project has batting inside, I use this to close my opening.

I'll use making a simple pot holder as my example~

Step 1- Line up your seams together as straight as possible, pin them shut. Flat pins are great for this!

Step 2 - Iron the two seams with steam setting, if possible.

Step 3 - Cut two lengths of heat n bond the same length as your opening. I use two pieces for extra security, if your item isn't going to be washed much, one is OK.

Step 4 - Iron the pieces inside your opening seam, (using the iron setting guidelines on the package), one on each side.

Step 5 - Give it a few secs to dry and peel off the white tape exposing the glue. This is your last chance to adjust the seams if necessary. Click on the pic to enlarge if you can't see the glue.

Step 6 - Iron the seams together and you're done!! The seams are tight and the
ULTRAHOLD is strong enough to keep glued through washings!! Look how neat that closing is! It's awesome stuff!!

Can you think of a use for this awesome product? Do you already use it? I welcome your comments!

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