Bought Steam-A-Seam 2 today for the first time. I've been doing some fusible applique. After using this stuff, my needle is all gummed up and the machine is skipping stitches.
I decided to read the directions AFTER I started having problems. It says to use steam when pressing, which I did not. Do you think that pressing with steam will take care of the sticky problem? Or, should I completely start over with a different product. I'm so bummed!This message has been edited. Last edited by: Will Quilt for Chocolate,
If you get the fusible on your iron, run your hot iron over a dryer sheet. It will remove the glue from the iron. Dryer sheet can be used several times. Alcohol will remove the sticky from the needle. I've heard that silicon spray will keep the needle free from gumming up. I have not tried it so I don't know for sure if it works...maybe someone eles here has trieditThis message has been edited. Last edited by: Quilts"R"Fun,
I will try using steam tomorrow night. I have to work during the day. I can only get about two inches before the needle gets gummed up. I hope the steam will work! I'm not sure that I have the patience to finish these otherwise!
I'm thinking of joining a local art league and these were going to be my first submissions. I really wanted them to be perfect!
It could be a bad batch of SAS-2...I never use steam in my irons and use SAS-2 Lite all the time..I've used the reg in the past and they are both good products. Try the steam,a cotton setting on the iron and see what happens...I'm more inclined to think its a bad batch.Do you per chance have a stabilizer under that SAS that could be the issue??? or a fusible batting????
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Home from work and just finished eating dinner. I really appreciate the advice. I'm going to lay a pressing cloth over the quilts and spritzing them with water. I'll press for the time that the label says and I'll get the steam that I need. I will definitely update a little later...
No luck! Guess I'll be starting over. Here's a picture of the back. The light pink one I did on Monday with no problems at all. The only difference with the darker pink is the fusible. I guess I know what my machine likes and what it doesn't like.
The project looks great. I don't have any answers for you on the steam a seam. I don't use steam from the iron but haven't had any trouble. I DO use the dryer sheet - works great. I got the idea from this board one night when I was in a panic. The members gave me that tip within 15 seconds.
I went out and bought Heat and Bond Lite. I made this one over and I'm so happy with it! It's hard to tell from the picture, but I used a lime green rayon thread to do the zig zag. Everything worked just fine!
Still have to do a wider zig zag around the edges, not sure if I'll use the green or go back to black thread to finish.
I can't wait to redo the pink one now! Thanks again for all your help!
• • • Jill, I'm sorry you are having trouble with the S-A-S. I never have, but I do prefer the lite version. There is a huge difference in the thickness.
May I suggest the next time, do a little overlapping. Cut your bottom pieces with a seam allowance and no fusible. Cut your top piece exactly, then you only have to fuse the top piece. This will also give you more stability for your satin stitching.
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