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I can't find the post about how to reattach the vliesofix to the paper backing.:confused: i know you have to use a teflon pad. Just wanted to let everyone know that Aldi have them in this weeks catalogue for $4.99. :)

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Post 508 Yay thread.

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Why can't we have Aldi in WA?:mad:

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You use a teflon sheet when ironing it to the fabric, it is of no help to get it to attach to the paper once it has come apart....which is usually does!
I have always used baking paper as I don't have a teflon sheet...

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Here is the post here, so it is found with the thread title
Jorja posted it.
Girls, Have I got news for you.
Today I did a Gina Burgess workshop on stained glass applique, and the subject of vliesofix and the separation problems we all have with it, came up.
Gina then told us the answer to the problems and also did a demonstration for us free of charge.
The answer beleive it or not is Mr Sheen. YES, Mr Sheen or Marveer. It does have to be the spray type though.
You will need a teflon mat (baking paper wont do because of the absobency of it).
First, cut your pieces of vliesofix so they are a little smaller than the mat.
Then spray a little of the furniture polish onto the mat and smear it sparingly over the entire surface of the mat with a tissue, wiping excess away.
Place the the separated fusible webbing glue side down on the mat.
Now using a DRY iron on LOW to MEDIUM heat setting, iron the paper side of fusible webbing. Individual irons will have different heat settings so you may need to keep adjusting the temperature upward gradually till it is just right, although if it is too hot the glue will stick to the teflon mat. You will know the heat is right when the paper turns sort of transparent.
When the glue has melted and the paper changes color to transparency,
LEAVE IT TO COOL.
When cold you can then peel it off the teflon mat and it will be once again stuck to the paper securely.
You will notice at this time that the glue side will look a little shinier that it usually does. this in no way affects the adhesive quality of the vliesofix. This will also not stain or affect the fabric you are using it on in any way either.
Apparently vliesofix was invented to be used in the manufacture of aeroplanes and the reason it separates easily from the paper is because they WANT it to separate easily. Which is probably why they aren't in any hurry to fix the problem. It wasn't invented to be used as an applique aid, just as freezer paper wasn't invented to be used as an applique aid. Just some smart person who discovered its extra potentials.
I hope this helps all of you girls, who, like me, have rolls of the separating stuff. I will now be able to use it all, a bit at a time.

If you get the chance to do one of Gina Burgess's workshops for stained glass or celtic knots, I would recomend it without hesitation. She is very talented and an excellent teacher, who finds the time to give each of her students one on one time and individual advise. And to top it off she is also a very pleasant and friendly lady.

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That is handy to know, thanks. I always roll my vliesofix, and don't usually have a problem with it.

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Amazing what you can do...very informative but why would you bother. Firstly there is the cost of the vliesofix then some Mr Sheen and a teflon mat. Add some heat and with all those three some sort of fumes will be produced. The time involved is I think wasted too as even when it separates from the paper you just lay it back on and use as normal.
The best thing to do is use the newer much more user friendly products on the market. We all have our favourites and I really like the stickiness of Steam2Seam prior to ironing as it you can place the applique, hang the 'whatever' on the wall and walk away to view your placement. Great when you can't decide where something should go.

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I guess it depends how much Vliesofix you have previously bought and what it would cost if you threw it out. The teflon mat could be used for other things as well and it seems a can of Mr Sheen would do quite a lot of re attaching.

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farmnan62 wrote:
I guess it depends how much Vliesofix you have previously bought and what it would cost if you threw it out. The teflon mat could be used for other things as well and it seems a can of Mr Sheen would do quite a lot of re attaching.


When I buy Vliesofix, I buy heaps, as I don't get to Tamworth very often, and it is impossible to get anywhere else around here. It always comes apart, no matter how I store it :( but I staple it together if I have to, to get the job done.

As for Mr Sheen....if I bought it I would feel the need to use it for it's real purpose, of cleaning and polishing, and I can't have that!!! :D


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kadie wrote:
When I buy Vliesofix, I buy heaps, as I don't get to Tamworth very often, and it is impossible to get anywhere else around here. It always comes apart, no matter how I store it :( but I staple it together if I have to, to get the job done.

As for Mr Sheen....if I bought it I would feel the need to use it for it's real purpose, of cleaning and polishing, and I can't have that!!! :D


Lol, you have to change your frame of mind and think of it as a sewing/quilting aid and therefore not to be used for household purposes ;).

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I changed to Heat and Bond and find it to be really good and easy to hand applqiue. :) I will never go back to the other.


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If I remember correctly it is easily 2-3 years ago there was the separating problem....some sort of production fault in Spain (I think, could be imagining the country of origin). That was the perfect time to switch to something else.
I agree, Ondrea, Heat & Bond is good.
My fav for fineness is Misty Fuse.... yummy stuff. Wee bit dearer but luxury to use.

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Mum recently gave me some stuff that was my grandmothers, shes been gone for almost 20 years so ? how old it was. It didnt come with backing just a big piece of webbing. You actually cut it out and sandwich it between the two pieces of fabric then it sets like concrete. Pitty they dont make things the way the used to.

I dont really have issues with vlisofix but I use it up pretty quick. As for the teflon sheets I got some a few weeks back and its fantastic I can bake and bake and bake and not go though the glad bake so quick. Just wash it and start again BARGIN! Sorry now I only got one and they are sold out.

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As for the teflon sheets I got some a few weeks back and its fantastic I can bake and bake and bake and not go though the glad bake so quick. Just wash it and start again BARGIN! Sorry now I only got one and they are sold out.


Mine has saved many "damn I have ironed the wrong side" incidents!!

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DD bought me a roll of Vliesofix for Xmas last yr (had already gone thru another from couple of yrs back) and I've not had any probs with it. I always use a teflon sheet as I learnt the hard way with my last iron n ironing board. Guess each to their own, ie, whatever works for you ;)

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Hi everyone...just thought I'd let you all know that the Reject shop has Teflon mats for $4. I bought a couple and actually used one for baking yesterday. It is really great, amazed it didn't melt. Now to get out the Mr Sheen... :D

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For the Adelaide ladies..... Hettie's Patch (gotta love that store :rolleyes:) has a cheaper version on Vliesofix and they can't keep up with requests for it. So they have precut it in metre lengths.

I don't have any yet, so I can't say much about it, BUT the ladies who have....swear by it.

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Our local shop has something different too, but for little things, it leaves a noticable weave under the fabric, looks like the weave on the mesh see-through flooring they have in factories etc. It is stronger and stays on the paper, but is hard to take off and sometimes I just prefer the finer stuff.

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I have got some of that stuff too Norma, and all I can say is BRING BACK THE OLD VLIESOFIX!!! I have have heaps of trouble with this thicker backed one, and it still pulls apart when you try to seperate it from the material.

I am making a quilt with loads of applique on it, and SILLY ME bought 5 metres of the damn stuff cos someone said it was good.

Mrs Moo :mad:

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Mrs Moo wrote:

I am making a quilt with loads of applique on it, and SILLY ME bought 5 metres of the damn stuff cos someone said it was good.

Mrs Moo :mad:


Gosh what is it called Roseanne, just so I dont get some.

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