Ironing Tips for Bigger Projects?

chall18
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Ironing Tips for Bigger Projects?

Postby chall18 » Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:18 am

Hello all. I'm fairly new to perler beading, and I wanted to ask about something I keep encountering. I can iron my smaller projects (ones that fit on only one board) without a problem. When I attempt to iron any project made on more than one board, it doesn't every quite work. The rows of beads where the boards meet (so let's say the bottom row of one board and the top row of the one beneath it) never want to fuse together. I end up with two halves of a project that I then have to remove from the boards when cool and iron together later. I guess that isn't so terrible, but I feel like I'm doing something wrong. I've been working on my biggest project to date (a Flareon that's now taking up five of my smaller boards), and I was hoping I'd be able to iron that one correctly this time. Any tips?

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Re: Ironing Tips for Bigger Projects?

Postby kidster » Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:16 pm

There is the tape method which most people use here, there are videos on that online and i think maybe somewhere in these forums.

I personally create my projects in squares and then cut the excess overlay off them and try to patch them closer together with loads of different methods using glue and various pastes, but a recent method that i am trying at this present time is invisible thread, so basically still ironing the project in squares of 24x24 beads, then cutting the edges to make them flat and then sewing them together, it seems to work and i will have a result fairly soon on how this went.

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