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A Simple Way to Fuse Interfacing (Tip/Technique)
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Posted on: 7/9/09 10:38 PM
A SIMPLE WAY TO FUSE INTERFACING


Avoid mis-matched edges when applying fusible interfacing. Either fuse the cut out interfacing to the uncut fabric or fuse uncut interfacing to uncut fabric (known as block fusing). The grainline will not be distorted.


Interfacing Cut Out and Fused to Uncut Fabric

1. Use the pattern to cut interfacing.
2. Fuse the cut out interfacing to the fabric.
3. Then, cut around it.

(Threads magazine)


Block Fusing

1. Place pattern section on fabric.
2. Mark a 1/2 inch border on all sides that is larger than the pattern piece. Do not follow the exact shape of the pattern.
3. Cut the fabric along the border.
4. Cut a piece of interfacing that is the same size. You can make it a little smaller so that the ironing board and soleplate will not "gunk up".
5. Fuse interfacing to fabric.
6. Place pattern back on the fused fabric and cut. All edges will be even.

(Threads magazine)



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ryansmumAria said...
I never thought to cut out interfacing and fuse it to uncut fabric - very interesting.
7/9/09 10:55 PM
Charrlie said...
Thanks I have not heard of block fusing
7/10/09 1:16 AM
nancy2001 said...
Interesting.
7/10/09 7:23 AM
nonnasgift said...
I'm a bit confused because I thought fusible interfacing is cut smaller than the pattern piece, so it isn't in the seamline.
7/10/09 8:25 AM
Sadlesor said...
Depends on the weight of the interfacing. Some are so lightweight these days that do not add any noticeable bulk to the seam.
7/10/09 11:39 AM
Sadlesor said...
Depends on the weight of the interfacing. So are so lightweight these days that do not add any noticeable bulk to the seam.
7/10/09 11:40 AM
monijo said...
Patti Palmer in her interview with Deepika, describes how to cut the interfacing so that it will be about 1/4 inch smaller than the fabric piece. I tried to visualize her method just now using two post-it notes. If I understand her correctly, you should cut the top and right side first. Then slide the pattern up and cut the bottom. After that, slide the pattern over 5/8 inch and cut the left side. Using the post-it notes, I get a note that is about 1/4 inch smaller in width and length. I think that if you are sewing a heavy fabric and need to eliminate bulk in the seams, Patti Palmer's suggestion would serve perfectly. However, I don't think this needs to be done on light or medium weight fabrics. Also, with the changes that have been made in fusibles, I don't really think it would need to be done at all.
7/10/09 11:26 PM
monijo said...
Patti Palmer in her interview with Deepika, describes how to cut the interfacing so that it will be about 1/4 inch smaller than the fabric piece. I tried to visualize her method just now using two post-it notes. If I understand her correctly, you should cut the top and right side first. Then slide the pattern up and cut the bottom. After that, slide the pattern over 5/8 inch and cut the left side. Using the post-it notes, I get a note that is about 1/4 inch smaller in width and length. I think that if you are sewing a heavy fabric and need to eliminate bulk in the seams, Patti Palmer's suggestion would serve perfectly. However, I don't think this needs to be done on light or medium weight fabrics. Also, with the changes that have been made in fusibles, I don't really think it would need to be done at all.
7/10/09 11:26 PM
quathy said...
interesting! i always forget to 'block fuse.' i love the idea of fusing the cut interfacing to the uncut FF - it would never have occurred to me to do that, but it sounds brilliant! thanks for posting :)
7/11/09 1:57 AM

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