HeatnBond Iron On Fabric Adhesives

Q: How do I remove HeatnBond from my iron?

A: Turn iron on a high setting (such as cotton) and allow it to warm up for a minute or two.

Lay a paper towel on the edge of ironing board so that some of the paper towel hangs over the edge of the board. Lay a fabric softener sheet on top of the paper towel, also allowing some to hang over the edge of the board.

  1. Wipe base of iron in a downward motion onto the fabric softener sheet (using the edge of the ironing board allows the fabric softener sheet to "scrape" off more of the adhesive from the iron plate.)
  2. Move the fabric softener sheet and paper towel to expose an unused section and repeat the wiping process until iron is clean.
  3. Place a clean paper towel on the flat part of the ironing board and place an unused fabric softener sheet on the paper towel. "Iron" the fabric softener sheet...this will remove any residue in the little holes of the iron.

Q: How do I remove HeatnBond from ironing board?
A: Put a paper towel or terry towel over the adhesive residue. Iron the paper towel for several seconds (depends on the thickness of the paper towel or towel being used). Move the paper towel / towel and re-iron...continue to move and re-iron until the majority of the residue is gone. Turn off iron and place the iron somewhere out of vicinity of the ironing board. Then use a product like Un-Do or Goo-Gone to remove the residue from the cover (squirt on and scrape off the residue) Remove the iron board cover and launder per the cover's directions.

Q: How do I remove HeatnBond from fabric?
A: HeatnBond is a permanent adhesive. However, a product called Un-Du® may be used in an attempt to remove the adhesive.  Un-Du is a liquid adhesive remover which can be found at Walmart. Simply squirt it on the area where the adhesive needs to be removed, and use the scraper to help eliminate it from the garment or fabric.  The Un-Du will assist in dissolving the adhesive in the fabric.  Finally, launder as normal. If you do try this remedy, please test an area first to make sure it will not affect your fabric.

Q: I used HeatnBond Iron-On Adhesives and it isn't sticking to my project...why?
A: Most Common Problem:Please remember to pre-wash all materials without fabric softeners, including laundry detergent and fabric softener sheets, before applying the adhesive.

Please verify that you are using the correct product for your project.

  • HeatnBond Ultrahold in the red packaging is a No Sew adhesive that is meant to permanently adhere fabrics together without the need to sew them. Typically Ultrahold is so strong that sewing through them is impossible and could damage your needle.
  • HeatnBond Lite in the purple packaging is the sewable adhesive that is thinner and needs to be sewn on the edges prior to washing or wearing the project to keep the edges down. It is meant as a replacement to pinning and its purpose is to tack down a piece until you are ready to sew.

Other possible issues could be:

  1. Overheating the adhesive will cause the adhesive to suck through the fabric and no longer stick to the back of the fabric. (FYI...the fabric will appear darker and almost glossy...where the polymers have come through to the front of the material....it's a fine line and doesn't take long to overheat).
  1. You may need to hold the iron in one place for the instructed time, then move the iron to the next spot for the instructed time. You can't sweep the iron across the entire project for a total of 8 seconds --it's per area.
  2. If the fabric is extremely thick or multi-layered, a few extra seconds of heat will be needed to properly adhere.

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Basting Spray Questions

Q: Is SpraynBond Basting spray oderless?
A: Yes, SpraynBond Basting spray is oderless.

Q: Will SpraynBond Basting spray gum up my needle?
A: No, SpraynBond Basting spray will not gum up your needle.

Q: How long will the SpraynBond Basting spray last after I spray and position my piece of fabric?
A: SpraynBond Basting spray should last for about 2-4 months depending on type of fabric. Since SpraynBond Basting spray is temporary it will wash out when washed.

Q: How do I cleanup SpraynBond Basting spray if I have sprayed too much?
A: You can remove it with soap and water, or you can try Murphy's Oil Soap and a sponge.

Fusible Spray Questions

Q: What iron temperature should I use?
A: We recommend to put your iron on the medium setting.

Q: Does fusible spray stay at the same strength when washed?
A: Yes, we recommend drying on the low setting to maintain its strength

Q: When using SpraynBond do I need to spray both pieces of my fabric?
A: No, you do not need to spray both pieces of fabric. We recommend spraying the smaller piece that you are fusing to your backround fabric.



Q: Is PeelnStick acid free?
A: No, PeelnStick is not acid-free.


Fabric Fuse

Q: Can I use Fabric Fuse on boy scout / girl scout patches?
A: Yes, they are perfect to use on scout patches.

Q: Is Fabric Fuse washable?
A: Yes, Fabric Fuse is washable.


HeatnBond Fusible Interfacings

Q: How do I test fuse and evaluate the interfacing for a proper bond?
A: The three most important elements for a successful bond when fusing interfacing is time, heat and pressure. Begin at the low setting on your iron. (Wool setting) Since irons vary in temperature you might want to adjust the heat until the melt point of the glue is obtained. (265 to 275 degrees) The fashion fabric should be able to withstand the heat and pressure for at least 8 -12 seconds. When applying the interfacing press down with a firm hand for 8-12 seconds. If the material is heavier / thicker use a higher temperature and additional time. If the fashion fabric is synthetic or silk, use lower temperatures to prevent burning and scorch marks. Never glide the iron when fusing. Press each section firmly without gliding the iron. When completed go to the next section with some overlap. To aid in creating a proper bond, use steam or a misted press cloth to protect the fabric.

Q: Do I need to preshrink my interfacings before fusing?
A: Washable interfacings such as wovens, wefts and knits can be preshrunk in water. Place the cut interfacing in hot water. Do not stir or agitate the material like a washing machine. After 10 to 12 minutes, place the interfacing on a drying rack or net to dry. Nonwovens have very little shrinkage and do not require preshrinking. Always test the interfacing on sample fabric before using.


StitchnSew Interfacings

Q: Why use a sewin interfacing?
A: Sewins interfacings are often preferred because of their results. Sewins will not bubble, and can roll or feel very soft for many garment constructions such as collars, cuffs and pocket welts. For embroidery applications sewin stabilizers are preferred for their ability to hold stitches in place. Heavier stabilizers can be used for larger stitch counts and other areas where extra body and crispness is desired