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Date: 2/9/13 9:22 AM

Types you use that can be sewn thru?
I had some of the narrowest Heat N' Bond that drove me crazy, paper unrolling and web sticking to itself--maybe it was old?

Sometimes a glue is easier than dealing with a tape, as in knit hems where it doesn't stick well.

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Date: 2/9/13 9:38 AM

I never use glues, but I do use tapes -- for everything I sew. My favorite tapes include Steam-A-Seam and Steam-A Seam Lite, both for knits (Joann's); Dritz 1/8" two sided tape (Cleaner's Supply/Wawak websites); and 1/4" Leather Tape (Cleaner's Supply/Wawak).

You technically aren't supposed to sew through the Dritz 1/8" tape (or the extra strong Leather Tape). But the Dritz tape is so narrow at 1/8" that it's not a problem. Also I do sew through my tapes sometimes, and if the needle gets a little gummy, I simply clean it with a small alchohol wipe. It takes ten seconds, and I don't even have to remove the needle from the machine.

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Date: 2/9/13 9:48 AM

Steam-a-Seam and ordinary glue stick from the paper aisle at the grocery store.

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Date: 2/9/13 10:02 AM

gramma,
My new favorite is Lapel Stick.

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Date: 2/9/13 11:26 AM

Maybe you can tell me; I have asked this question of multiple suppliers and never received a real answer.

Since Lapel Stick is so much more costly, how is it any different from ordinary glue sticks?

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Date: 2/9/13 12:29 PM

I have three go to glues: Aleene's Tacky Glue Sticks, Fabric Tac and Roxanne's Syringe Applicator Basting Glue.

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Date: 2/9/13 12:32 PM

Although I have not had a problem with Steam A Seam. Do a small section at a time, press to hold the tape in place, let it cool a bit and move on.

You want the product to cool, or in the case of the glues, dry before sewing.

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Date: 2/9/13 1:59 PM

In my studio I always have Lite Steam-a-Seam, Lite Steam-a-Seam 2 (in both 1/4" and 1/2" widths), HeatNBond Lite (the one you can easily sew through), Aleene's Fabric Fusion Glue Pen, Aleene's Tacky Glue Pen, Aleene's Jewel It Glue, Aleene's Patch & Applique Glue, and Aleene's Jewelry Metal Glue.

Keep in mind I do a lot of embellish for skating, dance, gymnastics, bodybuilding so need to have a lot of different adhesives around to serve those needs.

For personal sewing I find I use the 2 Steam-a-Seams and the Patch & Applique Glue quite frequently. I'm sure once I get more into quilting that I will use more of the HeatNBond for doing applique quilts.

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Date: 2/9/13 2:31 PM

My hunch is Lapel Stick is identical to regular Glue Stick but repackaged for garment sewing and wearing.

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Date: 2/9/13 4:51 PM

Thanks, that's just what I was thinking. $4.00-$5.00 per stick is a little pricey. They would have to be much, much better for me to spend that much.
I have even used the dollar store ones. I think there were three in a package. But I usually get them at a big box store when school supplies are on sale.

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