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Date: 7/24/13 11:04 AM

ever since i read about this tape in ottobre magazine i have looked for it in the states. i have had absolutely no luck in finding it. any suggestions? any alternatives?

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Date: 7/24/13 11:26 AM

I couldn't find this anywhere in the U.S., so I ordered it from http://www.sewessential.co.uk/ after reading that some other people had ordered from them. It was reasonably priced and arrived quickly.

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Date: 7/24/13 1:31 PM

Have you check Amazon?

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Date: 7/24/13 2:58 PM

I also previously found that http://www.sewessential.co.uk was the best place to find it reasonably priced and had ordered from them successfully. That Amazon vendor wants way too much ($12.05/meter!). I have since visited the U.K. and was lucky enough to buy and bring back boxes of the stuff in both white and charcoal. It's a great product.

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Date: 7/24/13 5:20 PM

Yup, Vilene seam tape is not sold in the US by anyone I've found. You can get the same kind of products, though - steam-a-seam light tape, Emma Seabrook sells a similar product, and I think Judy Barlup sells something called Japanese tailoring tape which is similar.

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Date: 7/26/13 10:38 PM

I never thought about buying it in tape form. I order sticky Vilene from AnEmbroideredAffair.com by the yard and use my quilting ruler and rotary cutter to lop off strips of it. I love that stuff.

Lisa, in Alabama

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