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Topic: Another interfacing tip - Use marble slab as ironing board!  (Read 915 times)
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« on: October 24, 2006 11:11:09 AM »

I know this has been posted before but I have not seen the post in a really long time and I knew it was worth circulating again since it is such an excellent tip. I was having loads of trouble with pellon craft fuse sticking to my fabrics. I was doing everything that I could possibly think of to get that stuff to bond, no luck. No luck until I read a post here on craftster from a really long time ago... A craftster used a marble slab as an ironing board and ironed the interfacing and fabric right on the marble. Being an avid baker, I have a piece of marble to roll out my pie crusts. Well, I pulled it out this morning and decided to give it a try. IT WORKED LIKE A CHARM!!! See, my problem was that the fabric and interfacing would warp and bubble on me when I used my ironing board. I never thought that that was my problem until I actually felt how cushy my iron pad was. The hard surface forced the fabric and craft fuse together. The pad on my ironing board was giving my fabric and interfacing a place to 'melt' into and thus creating all sorts of waves on my fabric. Now I no longer have to throw away those 5 yards of craft fuse I had in my fabric stash. phew!
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« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2006 11:13:20 AM »

What a good idea!  I wish I had a marble slab Sad  I don't even have ceramic tile!  I don't think ironing on formica or linoleum is a good idea...

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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2006 05:58:01 PM »

I used iron on pellon my first time yesturday. And I did it right, but for some reason, the side I iron was sticking to the iron.
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2006 07:47:30 PM »

You were probably ironing the fusible side. Make sure you are placing the shiny side (put it against the light and you will be able to tell) onto the fabric. Use the hottest heat your iron will allow with no steam and press firmly for a few seconds, then lift, overlap the part you just ironed and press and so on. Tryit. let me know if it worked for you.
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« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2006 03:54:17 AM »

 Smiley I know where I can get a marble slab (I think) -- I will have to try this as I get mixed results with my efforts with interfacing.  Thanks for the tip.

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