Thursday, June 14, 2012

Another Tip for You Fantastic Fabric Folks

Here's another tip for you fantastic fabric fusers out there.
My House #16 by Laura Wasilowski
Wash your batik fabrics before fusing them. (Well, wash and dry them first.) You want to wash out the starches or sizing that is on batik fabrics before applying fusible web. The sizing interferes with the bonding process when fusing. And we want to be well bonded, don't we?

7 comments:

MARIA CRISTINA said...

Gracias Laura!!
Saludos!

Cornwoman said...

I hadn't really thought about it that way, regarding batiks. I figured that they had been cleaned already due to the process to create them. That explains why some of them adhere better than others.

Beth said...

Ahhhh. Good to know. Had some trouble with fusing and batiks. Thought it was the fusible product.

Barbara said...

I have a stash of fabric started just for fusing. They have a special basket all their own.

I also am so excited because I just received "Fanciful Stitches" and "Fuse-and-tell" in my mail box today. As soon as we finish dinner I will be in my favorite chair reading them!

WoolenSails said...

I usually don't wash my fabrics, thanks for the tip.
I have been collecting batiks for my stash and want to use them in art pieces, so I do want the fusible to stay.

Debbie

Laura Wasilowski said...

Thanks for adding my books to your library Barbara!
Laura

DeeDee said...

Thanks Laura, except for hand painted almost all of my fabric is batik - and I usually never wash it. I am always afraid of loosing some of the color.