Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Fabric Glue Glider + Heat Transfer = Easy Home Décor

Good morning StitchStealers!

Today, a new vendor comes to StitchSteals!  Glue Arts offers some fantastic choices in adhesives for crafting, household use and now FABRIC!  Today’s StitchSteal, the Glue Glider Pro Fabric Bond, makes your projects a little bit easier and a whole lot faster!

The Glue Glider Pro with Fabric Bond is a small, adhesive applicator that you can use to bond fabric.  Basically, it's a tape runner that holds iron-on adhesive (there are 7 different kinds of refills that you can use with this applicator).  Without the iron there is a bond, but with iron the bond becomes permanent.  Such a great idea!  I like to play with material, I like to sew, but I also like to do the fewest amount of steps to get to the end result (so many projects, so little time, right?).  This Fabric Bond Glue Glider is great at helping me make those shortcuts without messing with the integrity of my project.

Last week, I made some vinyl wall art with my Silhouette for my bedroom, and I decided to make a pillow for my bed to tie everything together (plus, I just like to play with my Silhouette!). I cut out fabric for the pillow, and used the Silhouette heat transfer to cut the same flower pattern I had used in my wall art.
I ironed it on my fabric piece,
peeled away the plastic backing,
and now I was ready to add my piping (I needed black piping to match my current bedding). Here's where the Fabric Bond Glue Glider came in to help (the first time).  I ran a line of the fabric bond along the edges to hold my piping in place (instead of pinning, which I do not seem to have the knack for). 
This allowed me to easily bond the piping in the right place and sew it onto my fabric.
After I sewed the pillow and stuffed it, I picked up the Glue Glider with Fabric Bond again, and used it to hold the seam opening together.  I am not the best at the blind stitch, so I decided to iron the seams together.  Easy peasy! Here is the end result!
Head over to StitchSteals.com to pick one up today at a GREAT bargain.  You won't regret it!

Also be sure to check out today's CraftySteal - the Glue Glider Max - you can use it for crafts, household projects and so much more! (You can also see the bulletin boards I made using the Glue Glider Max and some cute StitchSteal Riley Blake Fabric at the CraftySteals blog).

Have a great day!

1 comment:

  1. So awesome. I love to sew, but sometimes certain fabrics are a pain to pin together. This would make them SO much easier to deal with. YAY!