Working with Lite Steam-A-Seam 2 Fusible Web January 05 2016 4 Comments
I was so excited when Lite Steam-A-Seam 2 by the Warm Company came back last year (and even better than ever) after being temporarily unavailable in the marketplace.
When I could no longer get Lite Steam-A-Seam 2, I tried other fusible webs. Having learned to do fusible appliqué with Steam-A-Seam, I struggled to use the other brands. Lite Steam-A-Seam 2 is unlike other fusible web. A tacky coating on both sides of the web allows it to temporarily stick to the appliqué material and temporarily adhere the appliqué to the project. The entire piece will stick in place and is repositionable until pressed with an iron. This allows you to play with your design and to ensure proper placement every time!
Lite Steam-A-Seam 2 is so easy to use:
TRACE AND TRIM:
Trace your shape on the grid side of the fusible web. If you want, you can now print directly on the grid side using an ink jet printer! Then cut around the shape leaving 1/4 to 1/2 inch of extra fusible web and paper all around the shape.
PEEL AND STICK:
Remove the plain paper on the back side of the fusible and stick it to the wrong side of the fabric. Quickly pass your dry iron securing the web to the fabric.
Cut Lite Steam-A-Seam 2 and fabric together along the traced lines.
Peel off remaining paper liner (leaving web with fabric) and stick appliqué in place, repositioning as desired.
Press in your desired position. Don't worry about over heating...Lite Steam-A-Seam 2 can take the heat!
The resulting bond is strong and permanent. Also, when sewing, the fused appliqué will not gum up your needle. Did you know that the protective parchment paper liners can also be used as the perfect stabilizer? When finished, your piece can be machine washed and dried.
It’s no wonder why Lite Steam-A-Seam 2 is the #1 most loved brand of double stick fusible web on the market!
What are you waiting for?
Give Lite Steam-A-Seam 2 fusible web a try in your next appliqué project or with one of the appliqué kits available at Red Thread Studio (My Kimono Girls Quilt, My Kimono Girl Cushion, My Elephant Quilt, My Dandelion Wish Quilt, Shoal Shark Quilt, Feathered Elegance Quilt, Tropical Madness Table Runner).