Thursday, April 16, 2020
Is there a difference?
I sent away for a free sample of a new fusible web called FlexiFuse. This week I received the 10 pack ($9.95 - but free!) and thought I would 'test' it out today! I plan on giving each of the ladies in our Aussome Study Group a sheet to play/test with too
I started out fusing 3 different fusible webs to a piece of batting: FlexiFuse, MistyFuse and Heat 'n Bond lite. Each strip was approximately 2 inch strips.
I then fused one of my stamped/dyed papers to a small piece of batting. Of course, each piece fused easily and the paper(s) came off, again easily, from the FlexiFuse and Heat 'n Bond.
I like that both the FlexiFuse and Heat 'n Bond have a backing to them...it's one of the issues I have with Misty Fuse...yes, it's very sheer to use, especially for silk or lightweight fabrics, but it bugs me that I always forget to get out my Teflon sheet or paper backing I've saved, so I can fuse to my fabric. I usually just fuse a 'piece' of fabric (fat quarter/1/2 yard/etc.) vs a shape so I can make it work but, again, I'd prefer to have a backing.
As far as stitching through each fusible, I was free motion quilting and I don't think I noticed any difference...although, at one point I had to take a peek to see which area/fusible I was stitching over, as it seemed very smooth...it was the FlexiFuse. Hmmmmm Was it just my imagination??
As far as price, I think both FlexiFuse and Heat 'n Bond are very comparable but MistyFuse and FelxiFuse aren't available at Joann's. I ended up stitching a buttonhole stitch on the sides, added the front address label and dropped in our mail box for the postal lady to pick up. But, of course, I forgot to take a picture of the finished card! So, what's my opinion of FlexiFuse?? I liked it...nothing I didn't like about it. I'm going to experiment more and perhaps try this again and do some hand stitching to see how easy it is compared to the other two fusibles.
I ended up finishing the fiber card for our neighbor, who dressed up as the Easter Bunny on Easter. Her hubby drove her through our neighborhood/sub waving at the kids at the end of their driveways on Sunday morning! I thought it was so nice of her to do this!!! She said she hoped it would put a smile on folks and she knew it would make her feel good too.
I know the kids and parents enjoyed seeing Theresa, a.k.a. Easter Bunny!
and speaking of Easter...here are our two little ones all dressed up for Easter...well, kinda!!!