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« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2006 08:05:25 PM »

Oh my goodness...do not bother trying to remove adhesive.  Wal-Mart and every other craft supplier has tons of sew-on velcro (usually in white or black) with no adhesive involved.  It works like a charm!
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« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2006 06:54:25 PM »

this is wierd....my white machine from like '95 sews through ut no problem.  my granma was having the same problem, and she stuck it on, waited 48 hours for the adhesive to dry, then sewed through it no problemo. 
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« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2006 12:56:15 AM »

I just worked on a purse tonight and I did the velcro with the sticky. My needle got sticky, but I cleaned it up no problem. But my machine was getting stuck and the thread on the opposite side I was sewing was getting VERY bunched up. It sewed through but it was getting stuck and bunching up. Anyone know what my problem was? Thanks in advance!

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« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2006 10:12:08 PM »

The problem was you were using sticky velcro!   Grin  Even if you cleaned your needle the thread is passing through the stickiness as well, so it was meshing with the bobbin thread (and getting on the machine parts down there, too!)  I wouldn't recommend it.  I think the sew-on velcro is cheaper than the sticky stuff anyway, so you might as well use that.  Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2006 12:23:50 PM »

WooHooooo    Talk about good, no make that GREAT, news..I have found velcro that is heat fusible!!!!  No sticky nasty gluey stuff, no sewing.  Just use an iron and a pressing cloth.  This stuff comes in white, tan, and black and "sticks" to all fabrics, including cotton, nylon, fleece, felt, etc.  The bond is supposed to get stronger with each washing.  WOW, talk about a great new product!  I can't wait to use it. 

Oh, it is supposed to be available soon at Hancock Fabrics and is called "Fabric Fusion". 

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« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2006 09:09:25 PM »

That IS great news! And I was just in Hancock's today! Wasn't looking at velcro, though.
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