SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Platinum Sponsor
Bernina
Bernina

Forum > Patterns and Notions > What happened to Wash-a-way Wonder Tape? ( Moderated by Sharon1952)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
What happened to Wash-a-way Wonder Tape?
lauraborealis
lauraborealis  Friend of PR
Colorado USA
Member since 11/5/04
Posts: 246
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Send Message

      
thumbsup 2 members like this.



Date: 7/29/13 7:20 PM

The last few rolls I've purchased have a very strong smell and the tape doesn't stick worth a darn. Did the formulation change? Has anyone else noticed this?

Terri A
starstarstarstar
Terri A  Friend of PR
Member since 1/16/08
Posts: 2006
Skill: Advanced
Send Message

      



In reply to lauraborealis <<


Date: 7/29/13 7:59 PM

Yes, it's different now... Not as great as before methinks.

PattyGee
PattyGee  Friend of PR
Member since 11/12/03
Posts: 786
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



Date: 7/30/13 0:18 AM

I noticed it too. The color isn't clear and it is harder to peel off the tape. It didn't stick either. I use to love this stuff. I hope they change it back.

------
Patty
Bernina 530, Bernina 200e with upgrade 730, BL Enlighten Serger, BL Coverstitch and Juki TL-2010Q.

SewLibra
star
SewLibra  Friend of PR
California USA
Member since 12/2/08
Posts: 850
Skill: Intermediate
Body Type:
Send Message

      



Date: 7/30/13 0:20 AM

Plus, it doesn't always wash out and makes a shiny hot mess on your newly made garment!

------
SewLibra
Brother SB4138, Bernina 1008, Brother 1034D, Janome Harmony 9102D

demoiselle
star
demoiselle
Member since 6/21/11
Posts: 568
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Send Message

      



In reply to SewLibra <<


Date: 7/30/13 10:01 AM

Oh no! I just bought my first roll because of reading good reviews. I read that it made zipper placement easier.
-- Edited on 7/30/13 10:01 AM --

------
Yes, I started a blog.
http://demoiselledesigns.wordpress.com/

Judy Kski
starstar
Judy Kski  Friend of PR
USA
Member since 10/26/08
Posts: 1778
Skill: Intermediate
Body Type:
Send Message

      



In reply to lauraborealis <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 7/30/13 1:25 PM

Which brand are you referring to, Collins or Dritz? Jo-Ann's carries Dritz and I don't like it as well. It's much stickier than Collins so if you need to reposition, it tends to stretch knits out. Last year, I ordered a box of six (Collins) so I'm set for a while.

------
Judy

lauraborealis
lauraborealis  Friend of PR
Colorado USA
Member since 11/5/04
Posts: 246
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Send Message

      



Date: 7/30/13 2:33 PM

I didn't realize there were two kinds! I bought mine at JoAnn's, so I'm going to assume it's Dritz. It's definitely not overly sticky, though. In fact, it barely sticks to anything (other than my fingers when I'm trying to reposition it on the fabric that it won't stick to!). I'll try to find some Collins to if that works better.

Karen31
star
Karen31  Friend of PR
USA
Member since 1/25/09
Posts: 1385
Skill: Advanced
Send Message

      



Date: 7/30/13 3:48 PM

Where can you find the Collins? Thought I had some but I don't and was thinking of using it for a project.

------
Karen

SewLibra
star
SewLibra  Friend of PR
California USA
Member since 12/2/08
Posts: 850
Skill: Intermediate
Body Type:
Send Message

      



Date: 7/30/13 11:41 PM

I have Collins and it's the one that did not wash out from my zipper application. I'm going to try Steam A Steam next time. Lots of reviewers on PR rave about it. Here is the discussion:

http://sewing.patternreview.com/SewingDiscussions/topic/79398

------
SewLibra
Brother SB4138, Bernina 1008, Brother 1034D, Janome Harmony 9102D

Mirza
star
Mirza
Louisiana USA
Member since 10/6/04
Posts: 553
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Send Message

      



Date: 8/1/13 8:38 PM

I am not sure which brand I use but it definitely doesn't stick as well as it did before. What I do now is once I put the sticky side down on my fabric, I run my finger across the paper side a few times to get it to stick better. It seems to help to do this.

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Patterns and Notions >> What happened to Wash-a-way Wonder Tape?

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Understanding Knit Fabrics
Understanding Knit Fabrics

Class Details

Online Class
Restyling with Exposed Zippers
Restyling with Exposed Zippers

Class Details

StyleArc Twiggy Dress

photo
by: Nicola1968

Review
HotPatterns 1173

photo
by: SemJo

Review
Favorite Things The Classic Shirt Pattern

Favorite Things The Classic Shirt Pattern

Pattern Details
PerfectFuseTailorUltra White

PerfectFuseTailorUltra White

Pattern Details

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2015 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.