Saturday, June 18, 2011

Love this stuff!!

I just have to tell you about this iron on fusible web...
It is called Lite Steam-a-seam and it is great! I use it to attach my labels to the back of my quilts.

Why I like it so much is that it is light weight, and it sticks on!
So I cut it to size, peel off the backing and the stick it onto the back of the label.(labels made  from Spoonflower)
Press with a hot iron, then let it cool for a few minutes. Peel off the paper and then I can fold over the edges, and they stick to the fusible webbing!

It makes it sooo easy! Then set it into place on the back of the quilt, press with a hot iron again, and presto!

it is fused in place.  I still hand stitch around it to make it secure..

But it makes it so easy when it is stuck down and doesn't move around!

4 comments:

  1. I love steam a seam for lots of things - yes labels are good. I like how you set them to fold over the edges and the sew those soft sides down - very clever.

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  2. i love it too! pretty Labels Flo! : )

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  3. I love Steam A Seam, too! I have used it for several appliqued quilts, but never thought about using it for making labels. This is a great idea and one I will start doing! I made a few labels for my quilts in the past, but didn't like the time it took after I thought I was finally done, so I kind of stopped labeling them. Thanks so much for the great tip!

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  4. Hi Flo, I love it too! I haven't been on any blogs for weeks, and so I had to scroll down and see what you've been up to-- you've been busy! I love the wedding quilts esp Kiss the Frog! Also, the garden photos are making me homesick. I've been away since may 20th, and my tulips hadn't started blooming yet, but I guess that I've totally missed them, and daffodils too. Re the hydrangeas, I've had poor luck with them too. they say that the white ones are hardy, but I've planted 3 different varieties and they all seem to die off in the winter. I think that out of the 5 or 6 I planted, 2 are still barely alive, oh well.... I'll be back July 1 and the first thing to do will be to run into the back yard and see what's growing!!! Your blog is great, and so nice to see all your projects!

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