Use the 1/4″ tapes for far more than hems and seams. The 1/4″ tape is ideal for adding binding to quickly finish off quilts, placemats, wall hangings and so much more – no whip stitch needed! The 1/4″ tape makes sure your points are together when piecing your quilt top. Stick the points together and give them a quick fuse, then sew for perfect pinwheels every time!
It is best to use Lite Steam-A-Seam 2 with more delicate fabrics like sheer lamé, laces and with clothing or even quilts. Lite Steam-A-Seam 2 is best for projects that will be close to the body for a flexible permanent bond.
Lite Steam-A-Seam 2 tapes won’t gum your needle if you decide to sew. If you ever feel any resistance when sewing, stop sewing. It hasn’t been fused long enough. Remember how we talked about the pressure sensitive adhesive that gives Lite Steam-a-Seam 2 it’s temporary tackiness? Steam dissipates this tacky adhesive as it is not needed to fuse the fabrics together. The web itself is what permanently bonds the fabrics together. If there is resistance or gumming on your needle, using plenty of steam, go back over the project making sure to completely and thoroughly steam all areas. Don’t worry about overheating – Lite Steam-A-Seam 2 can take the heat! When working with multiple layers fusing from the front and from the back of the project works well. Always allow project to cool completely before sewing. If your needle got gummed up, a little rubbing alcohol will clean it right up.
Bond is strong & permanent
Leave edges unfinished – will not fray or lift
Will not gum up your needle
Machine wash and dry (See Product Care)
So Easy to Use
Use Lite Steam-A-Seam 2 with different materials & projects:
No-Sew hems & seams
Add or repair zippers, pockets, etc.
Apply lace, ribbon & embellishments
Durable enough to use with paper, cardboard, wood, glass, etc
Machine wash & dry finished projects without fabric softeners or dry clean.
You may leave edges unfinished, but if you choose to sew through, make sure that the Lite Steam-A-Seam 2® is fully fused with a steam iron – 30+ sec and let set before sewing.
When laundering, avoid using fabric softener. Fabric softener chemicals erode the fusible web over time.