Liquid Stitch ........?

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Has anyone used "Liquid Stitch" or "Aleene's OK" to add small details to
their quilts or wall hangings?  Have they held up?  Did you blind stitch
them anyway?  What was your experience with these products?


Re: Liquid Stitch ........?
On Mon, 25 Feb 2008 23:51:21 -0600, "Marie Dodge"

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Never used those particular brands.
Liquid thread has a multitude of uses.
I prefer it to nail polish for stopping runs in hose, the nozzle on
the bottle makes less mess than a brush.
It is killer as a fray check on yardage I am going to dye.
It is perhaps the very best thing for tucking in stray ends in
assorted thread tangling arts.
I used to use it a back an age ago (when I had a patch of puckered
lips that said "kiss me I'm germ free" on the backside of my jeans) to
stick down patches before sewing them.

I don't think I have ever actually sewed with it.

If it were me I would probably stick the bit down with a glue stick
and then sew it.
On something that is not going to be washed but two or three times a
year it would probably be OK. At least it is on macrame where it is
helping spliced ends stay put.

NightMist
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Nothing has been the same since that house fell on my sister.

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I've already glued them down on the blocks. I'll see if I can stitch them
down "just in case."  I was careful to cover the edges with LS so they don't
unravel. I use a sheet under my quilts so they're only washed a few times a
year, on the gentle cycle.

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Re: Liquid Stitch ........?
It is a permanent fabric glue.  I use it for attaching 3 dimensional
appliques and Velcro.  Sewing Velcro is a pain and I have a ton of
non-fusible Velcro- it's a great alternative.  I would not attempt to sew
thru it, but you could use it in the middle of something and then sew the
edges down.  I'm not quite sure what you are planning to use it for, so
can't be more specific.

Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.

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I'm gluing small details to the Nautical blocks I'm making, such as shrubs
at the bottom of the houses and tiny windows to the lighthouses.

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Marie...I'll try to find the site where a gal does use that in her wonderful
projects.
I've bought it myself to try it out so that I'll get more done.....but it
haven't tried it out yet !



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It seems to work wonderfully. It's a sticky mess when you spread it on the
bit of material, but it sure does stick tight when dried. I let it dry for
24 hours before really handling the blocks.  It allows adding detail that
couldn't otherwise be added.

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Re: Liquid Stitch ........? Not the same!!!!!
i just sent off an email to the Beacon Adhesives website
asking if the two are one in the same or not.
any differences other than name and new packaging.
should know by the end of the day.
the ironing sets the glue permanently, otherwise it
dissolves on the first washing.
that blogsite explained how/why she did it that way with
ironing.
the applique pressing sheet was so she could spread the glue
around the edges only so to avoid stiffness of the whole
piece. she did many layers on her designs and found that
worked best for her technique/designs.
j.

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Thank you for that information. No mention of ironing was made with the
product I picked up at the store. All it says is do not wash or iron before
thoroughly dry.

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Re: Liquid Stitch ........? Not the same!!!!!
http://www.beaconadhesives.com/cgliq-thread.html

sorry, Marie.
i should have put the link to their website up when i posted
about it.
bad bad bad jeanne.  :-/
no reply as yet but i live in hope, maybe tomorrow, eh. :)
j.

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Wow! Thanks. There was no mention of any of this on the card my Liquid
Stitch came with. I wonder if they changed the formula?!?!?!  Mine was
bought about 5 years ago.  I'll iron it as the site suggests. It can't hurt
anything.


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Marie....
There are at least 2 different products being talked about here....
One is Liquid Stitch, a Dritz fabric glue product. One is
LiquiFuse/Liquid Thread which is a Beacon fusible glue product. There is
also a different product called Liquid Stitch which is actually more of
a vinyl repair product (looks very similar to rubber cement, has a brush
applicator and such). <G> Are we all confused now?
Each different product has a different use and way to use it.  The
Beacon product is water soluble until it is ironed. The Dritz product is
a permanent glue, without needing to be heated for permanence.

Hope this helps clear things up a bit.

Pati, in Phx

Marie Dodge wrote:
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YES... that's why I just came back here to say I use Liquid Stitch, not
Liquid THREAD.

One is
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The Liquid Stitch I have comes in a small tube with a small hole in the
opening - no brush.

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To add to the confusion I couldn't find Liquid Stitch the other day so
bought Aleene's OK-to-wash.  It looks similar to LS.



Re: Liquid Stitch ........? Not the same!!!!!
ok, so i read that you've got the other product but i'll
post the reply from the Beacon Adhesive folks i just got
this morning.

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That is correct. Lots of people thought that the name
Liqui-Fuse sounded too industrial and confusing for a
product that's used on fabrics. We repackaged the glue in a
more convenient, easier to use 2 oz size and renamed it
Liquid Thread, certainly a more descriptive name for this
product.

We still sell it as Liqui-Fuse because some folks have been
using it so long and prefer the larger container. It's
really a matter of choice. I myself like the smaller bottle
and the better name. You can assure people that the glue
inside is exactly the same with absolutely no difference.

Thank you for asking. We always appreciate hearing from our
customers.
Best regards,
Diane

Jeanne aka nzlstar* wrote:
  good morning,
  can you tell me if infact your Liquid Thread  was once
named Liquifuse?
  is it the same stuff with no changes other than name and
perhaps packaging?
  i'm asking on behalf of many folks who read usenet RCTQ
quilting group
  (accessible thru google for those isp's who dont get
newsgroups).
  we've got some discussion going on it today so i'm busy
finding out whats what.
  thanks in advance,
  jeanne
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 > Wow! Thanks. There was no mention of any of this on the
card my Liquid
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