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Sticky backed felt?

UttaRetch

Sticky backed felt?
« on: March 20, 2018, 17:05:16 PM »
I was looking through the interfacings in my local fabric shop and saw a roll of sticky backed felt.  What are its uses?
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Acorn

Re: Sticky backed felt?
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2018, 17:13:25 PM »
I've used it on the underside of glass coasters, and anything else that might damage the surface it stands on.
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sewingj

Re: Sticky backed felt?
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2018, 18:00:18 PM »
I used some once to make applique letters to put onto some bunting to spell out a child`s name

Fajita

Re: Sticky backed felt?
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2018, 18:14:06 PM »
My husband made me a jewellery box once upon a long time ago, he lined it on the underside with sticky back felt. It protects the surface on which it sits from scratch damage.

UttaRetch

Re: Sticky backed felt?
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2018, 19:56:31 PM »
I took a photograph and the label says 'iron on felt', but I suppose it's the same thing.
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jesster

Re: Sticky backed felt?
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2018, 20:11:58 PM »
I've seen it used to create appliques on cushion covers and casual clothing (like letters on a sweatshirt or hoodie).  Some leave it as is, some blanket stitch around the applique.  I'm not sure I would trust it in the wash, myself. 

BrendaP

Re: Sticky backed felt?
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2018, 22:09:17 PM »
The sticky back felt I've used in the past for the underside of things like coasters or ornaments to protect them from scratching polished furniture was just stick-on (like sellotape just sticks).  It was never ironed on.
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
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UttaRetch

Re: Sticky backed felt?
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2018, 08:50:07 AM »
it's this

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Louweasel

Re: Sticky backed felt?
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2018, 13:00:43 PM »
I’ve used it to put a smiley mouth on a toy millipede. True story.
But what I am getting at is, I was impressed by its stickiness (although I used the type with peel-off backing) and it seems good for toys. Polka dots on a monster toy, stripes on a tiger, panda eyes etc.

UttaRetch

Re: Sticky backed felt?
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2018, 15:59:56 PM »
I supposed for a lack of anywhere better, the shop put in the basket of interfacings.  I shall steer clear.
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