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From: sewhappyrtr
Date: 02-08-2007, 04:46 PM (1 of 7)
I purchased this pattern along with the fleece to make it with. The back of the pattern states that fleece is recommended for the pattern. Single sided fleece actually. Well heres a "what are they thinking " reading the pattern to see how to place my pattern pieces and sewing and stuff, at the top of where you see the directions to start sewing it has Fleece tips " Pressing is not recommended. Never place an iron directly on fleece. Contact may leave a permanent imprint or melt the fabric. etc.."
Well then on step 2 it says " Fuse interfacing to wrong side of fabric" and on the back of the pattern it gives yardage for " fusible interfacing".
Well is it just me but doesn't " fusible " mean IRON???
Thanks for letting me vent!!!:nc: :nc: :nc: :nc: :bang: :bang: :bang: :bang:
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From: lendube
Date: 02-08-2007, 05:17 PM (2 of 7)

Don't know that I've seen single sided fleece and I buy lots of fleece. Anyway, I would carefully fuse the interfacing to the wrong side with the lowest heat recommended and use a cloth between the iron and interfacing.

If that doesn't work then try it w/out the cloth. But by all means, on a piece of scrap fabric first.

Nice wrap, btw. Took a look.

Good luck, Lennie
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From: MaryW
Date: 02-08-2007, 06:07 PM (3 of 7)
I have sewn fleece for years and never used fusible interfacing. Just my humble opinion. :monkey:
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From: DorothyL
Date: 02-09-2007, 12:00 AM (4 of 7)
Use a press cloth.
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From: dmoses
Date: 02-09-2007, 07:57 AM (5 of 7)
Sherpa and berber fleece are examples of one-sided fleece. It looks like a knit on one side, and fleece on the other.

Another thing you may want to try is to put a folded soft towel under the fleece when applying the interfacing to prevent flattening the fleece. Like Dorothy and Lennie already advised, I would also use a press cloth, and try it on some scraps first to see what happens.

Hope this helps.
Take care,
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From: paroper
Date: 02-09-2007, 10:03 AM (6 of 7)
Single Side fleece will look just like "normal" fleece for blankets. You can see the knit on one side and it is smooth on that side. It rolls quit a bit but it is lighter in weight which is probably why they recommend it. It is usually displayed close to, but not with the other fleece and runs 1-2 a yard cheaper. I don't think I've ever seen it in anything but solid colors, usually pastels.

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From: lendube
Date: 02-09-2007, 11:53 AM (7 of 7)
Guess I have seen it then. Used plenty of that. :bg:

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