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  1. Louise Perrin
    March 14, 2011 @ 12:47 pm

    Linda, It makes a great base to bead on and you can also get interesting dimension in your work by using it as one of your stitching layers.

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  2. Floris Flam
    March 14, 2011 @ 4:34 pm

    I’ve used both Peltex and Timtex as the batting layer for small quilts that I mount on a stretched canvas. It’s much easier to satin stitch the edge of a quilt with one of these than one that has a more traditional batting. Even if Timtex is less stiff, it will do the job for this purpose. Of course, you’ll need to make a lot of small quilts to use up 10 yards!

    Floris

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  3. Lynda Thompson
    March 15, 2011 @ 11:42 am

    I agree with the other comments. You can use it for so much including home decor. Some people I know have made cuffs with it, fabric and beads. I have 75 yards of it, 5 ft. wide. I got it a few years ago and I have used it and used it. You can make fiber scrapbooks with it and so much stuff.

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  4. Su Scott
    March 16, 2011 @ 11:24 am

    Fabric Postcards – backing for wall quilt (small ones) – inside guts for boxes (you make the entire shape and then hand stitch the edges… find a nice art teacher for art in elementary school…eeekkkk 10 yards. I have not tried Peltex in either size. I have Decorbond that I use for bolstering up the sides of my tote bags without having them stand at attention. Good luck with that.

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  5. quilting-b
    March 17, 2011 @ 12:41 am

    I’m with you! I ONLY use Peltex 72
    Suggestion to use up the other stuff — The bottom of tote bags — light weight, keeps things on the bottom from getting lost in wrinkles. you can cover it, make the bottom a pocket during instruction, or just cut it to fit perfectly and just place it there — but I would probably, minimally stick it to the bottom. Good luck,
    b

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  6. Judy Weiss
    March 17, 2011 @ 10:52 pm

    Hi Linda:’
    I use it as a base for embellisher pieces. It felts even tightly woven cottons well. Right now I am working on a piece that is completely felted with the embellisher– it’s lovely, bright colours, and next I am beading it. The beading needle passes through quite easily– to my surprise. Its stiffness helps the beads to line up smoothly.
    Judy Weiss

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    • Linda Matthews
      March 18, 2011 @ 8:22 am

      Thanks Judy, that’s a great idea! I’m always looking for good base materials for machine needle felting.

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  7. Ann
    March 19, 2011 @ 5:31 pm

    I bought yards of it a few years ago and made bowls with it, these can be as embellished as you want them to be.

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  8. Lynda
    January 21, 2012 @ 12:22 pm

    Years ago I purchased 2 rolls of what was like TimTex on Ebay. The thing is these rolls are 4 ft. wide and contain at least 25 yards of thick “TimTex.” I am still using one roll, the other roll is in the attic, all wrapped up in plastic like when I purchased it.

    It is great stuff and the size has been convenient for some projects.

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  9. Diana
    March 27, 2013 @ 8:47 am

    never used Peltex, thanks for sharing, I can see an enormous range of applications. I wonder if I can get it in the UK whilst am visiting, hope so, cos am sure I wont be able to get it in Spain.

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    • Linda Matthews
      March 27, 2013 @ 9:21 am

      Diana, I think it’s called Vilene in the UK. Do a check online before you go.

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  10. Lynda
    March 27, 2013 @ 8:49 am

    Linda, What a great blog post! Thanks for clearing up some of my confusion over these products.

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  11. Celtic BearWoman
    July 25, 2013 @ 8:08 pm

    Thank you very much!

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  12. Jennifer Wright
    December 9, 2013 @ 11:06 am

    Great informative post Linda! I saw Peltex on the shelf at Walmart Saturday and I had seen it listed on some patterns that I was interested in purchasing, but didn’t know if it was a local product. When I felt it the thought was Ohhh! I’m making a guy tote for my man for Christmas and wanted to stabilize the bottom. I put “Ways to use Peltex” in the search engine and found your article. I’m looking forward to reading more of your writings, learning from you, and seeing what you have to offer in patterns. While I’m here I’ll sign up to get your post. Thank you for sharing this information. Blessings to you!

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    • LindaM
      December 10, 2013 @ 8:41 am

      Hi Jennifer, I’m glad you found your way here and I hope you find some inspiration with my tutorials and articles. Enjoy :)

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  13. Jennifer J Wright
    December 9, 2013 @ 11:21 am

    Oh yes!!!! Mery Christmas to me this month!! The Inked Cloth eBook! Am I excited NOW and I can’t wait to get my hands on this book. I took some great garden photo’s this month which you can see on my gardening blog and have been looking for a resource to learn to print on fabric. I went the long way to print on my hubby’s manly tote. I traced his logo with a tracing wheel and colored it in with a permanent marker. Sounds tacky but looks awesome because I used chocolate duck cloth and black marker so it looks like suede. Thank you!!

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    • LindaM
      December 10, 2013 @ 8:52 am

      I’m sure you’ll enjoy printing on fabric using your own lovely photos – it makes everything so personal.

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