Date: 11-03-2006, 01:46 PM (1 of 9)
|Can anyone tell me why manufacturers don't pre-shrink interfacing and bias-tape? I would be a nice shortcut to the sewing process and one less thing to forget. Lynne||
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Date: 11-06-2006, 10:22 PM (2 of 9)
Because it will cost you twice to three times as much if they did...because you would be paying them to put in new equiptment and more people for what YOU can do for yourself...
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Date: 12-11-2006, 06:25 PM (3 of 9)
I avoid using it because I did once back in the 60's and it puckered all up. That's all I can remember about the whole incident, not what I used it on nor how.
I often thought I could use it if I prewash it, but I'm not sure how to go about it without losing it's fold and such. Is there a way do that?
Guess I should have made it clear that I was talking about bias-tape. Anyone know a good way to pre-wash it without losing the fold?
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Date: 12-12-2006, 10:09 AM (4 of 9)
I've seen articles that mention hanging interfacing in the shower ( where water doesn't hit but steam does). I have a Rowenta steam generator that puts out enough steam. But even with all that, it still puckers. I've kinda given up on iron on and gone to sew in. I also saw an article that said to buy really good interfacing rather than the pellon that is sold in most fabric stores. I bought some fairly expensive interfacing when I was making dress shirts, and had a lot less problems with it.
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Date: 12-12-2006, 05:07 PM (5 of 9)
There are some synthetic fabrics that interfacing just won't stick to -- no mater what.
For most fabrics I find fusi-knit works the best.
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Date: 02-19-2007, 11:25 PM (6 of 9)
|I bought some pre-shrunk fusible interfacing the other day. It wasn't terribly expensive, especially after the 50% off coupon at JoAnns.||
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Date: 02-23-2007, 07:18 PM (7 of 9)
To preshrink fusible interfacing all you do is soak it in very hot water then lay it out.. It's shrinks just like that.. .I make my own bias tape so it's already preshrunk. I wash and preshrink all my fabric when I get it home from the store.. that way I don't have to remember which was or wasn't done..
Hope this helps
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Date: 02-26-2007, 03:25 PM (8 of 9)
|Did you try a running stitch and then after it is washed and dried, iron that fold back in? Just a thought.||
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Date: 02-27-2007, 09:59 AM (9 of 9)
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