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Fusible Pellon Grid

Work Table with Fusible Pellon

Work Table with Fusible Pellon

I ironed on the fusible pellon grid directly to the table top of my new work table to give me “permanent” straight lines for lining up patterns when I’m altering.

Here’s how I did it:

  1. Straightened the cut end by cutting carefully along 1 line.
  2. Pinned the pellon directly into the cork table top, aligning it square to the table.
  3. Cut off the size I needed to cover the table top.
  4. Pinned all four corners securely to the table.
  5. Read the instructions for fusing – 10-20 seconds, no steam, hot iron, with pressure, overlapping previous ironed section.
  6. Carefully ironed it on. Take your time!

If this doesn’t work for some reason, I may have to go back to my original idea of using a permanent marker to mark lines directly on the cork. Will the ink stay put or transfer onto other items I iron? I don’t know.

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