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Unread 04-21-2017, 07:18 AM   #1
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If I want to glue down a piece of fabric to a cardfront, like a cotton, what should I use? Or maybe a thin burlap.

It seems like gel medium would come through the fabric in the case of the cotton. You'd want a non-water based glue. But I could be wrong. The burlap maybe the gel medium would work.

But would appreciate some advice.
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I made a card similar to this: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/398779741990835461/ and used glue dots for both the burlap and the elements I put on the burlap. It seemed to do the trick and a couple weeks later, it's all still secure. hth
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So pretty! I figured burlap was the easier thing. It's the cotton I am more concerned about. I'm thinking of stamping on cotton with pigment ink and then don't know how I'd get it down.

"Yes" glue? I had thought of that. It's not water based.
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I use Aleenes Tacky for absolutely everything. Not a whole lot just a small bead around the outside and maybe a drop or two in the centre. If you are afraid of leaving a ridge just use an old gift card or credit card as a squeegee to flatten it out. Haven't had any trouble with it yet. Used it on this card. SC537 Leafy Hello by Mrs Noofy - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Oh, that is nice and flat. Lovely card BTW.

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What about a double sided sheet adhesive? I think it would stick to the fabric ok. P.S. Robin- thanks for the visit, and the lovely comments. X
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I use Aleenes Tacky for absolutely everything. Not a whole lot just a small bead around the outside and maybe a drop or two in the centre. If you are afraid of leaving a ridge just use an old gift card or credit card as a squeegee to flatten it out. Haven't had any trouble with it yet. Used it on this card. SC537 Leafy Hello by Mrs Noofy - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
Yes!!! I totally second your suggestion, absolutely the best for using on burlap! Not only will it glue burlap, but many fabrics, yarn, crochet thread, bakers twine, and more I've yet to try. It dries clear and material can be shaped. I don't know if I can find a pic of it, but I made a card with a pleated skirt and it turned out perfectly, without any thread. I soaked the material with Aleenes Tacky glue to shape and glue it to the card. It dried clear and no change in color!
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great ideas all. I'm so glad you asked the question, Robin!
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If you're using it for the background of a card, the first thing I thought of was the iron on double sided adhesive such as this which is found in the fabric department. I think there are several brands available and many sources. Dea
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If you're using it for the background of a card, the first thing I thought of was the iron on double sided adhesive such as this which is found in the fabric department. I think there are several brands available and many sources. Dea
We used to "fuse" fabric to other things using dry cleaner bags and an iron, too...
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Best Glue Ever: Best Glue Ever

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I use Aleene's Fabric Fusion. I used to use FabriTac, but that stuff dried out in the bottle so fast that I threw away more than I used. Fabric Fusion dries quickly, and it doesn't seep through the fabric. It also doesn't warp the cardstock.
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So many choices. Anyone tried Yes?
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I use matte medium. Dries clear with no shine.
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Do you all apply to the back of the fabric or to the cardstock? In the case of the thinner fabric like cotton especially?
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I usually apply to the cardstock. Better control to spread the glue.
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I apply it to the fabric.
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You can always try the non glue options of staples or brads... or a sewing machine to sew your fabric to the paper....has someone mentioned the double sided "red" tape? By the way the MIX221 challenge last week was to use fabric on your card....thought I would mention that as I hosted ...always have to get in a plug.....
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I know! The challenge made me think about doing it! So now I'm figuring out how! !
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I have always used a iron-on product that works the best. Iron it to your back side of fabric, remove backing on paper and iron other side to card stock. Works every time.
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I have used Heat N Bond a number of times and it works wonderfuly. Just follow directions and iron it on to your cardstock. I have made extra up so I would have it ready next time I wanted to make a card with that fabric. I wash the fabric first and do NOT use fabric softner or dryer sheets. It can create a barrier that will make it more difficult for your glue to stick. I found it at Hobby Lobby in the fabric department.
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I use Aleene's Fabric Fusion. I used to use FabriTac, but that stuff dried out in the bottle so fast that I threw away more than I used. Fabric Fusion dries quickly, and it doesn't seep through the fabric. It also doesn't warp the cardstock.
I just checked on Hobby Lobby's website, and noticed there is a liquid, tape, & adhesive sheet version of Fabric Fusion. Which do you use? (Why do they have to make us decide??? ) Just curious, if the tape or sheet, how well it works.
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a xyron machine would work well. i have fused freezer paper to the front of fabric to make it stiff and then run the stiffened fabric thru the xyron machine and peel the freezer paper off the front of the fabric. save the freezer paper and use it again for the same purpose. you can two or three uses from it. make sure to brayer the xyron tape to the back of the fabric real well. just use a scraper of some kind and lightly rub all over the surface real good to get the glue to stick to the fabric and release from the carrier sheet. if you don't want to put the fabric thru the xyron machine, just put the piece of cardstock you are using on your card front thru the machine and then easily position the fabric on the cardstock. i love doing some of the wide ribbons like this. just play, you won't make any mistakes that can't be corrected. hugs, patty
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I just checked on Hobby Lobby's website, and noticed there is a liquid, tape, & adhesive sheet version of Fabric Fusion. Which do you use? (Why do they have to make us decide??? ) Just curious, if the tape or sheet, how well it works.
I use the liquid. I've never used the other versions.
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