As I have posted before I make purses. I have sold a few on eBay but most of what I do is custom orders from folks who have either previously purchased a purse or have seen someone with one of my purses. I am able to stay busy that way but not be overwhelmed. Anyway this morning I was cutting out a purse for a repeat customer. I opened a new bolt of interfacing. I use so much that I buy it by the bolt, usually from Jo Ann's using a 40% off coupon. I cut out enough interfacing for 6 or eight purses. I like to go ahead and cut out several at a time. When I started to iron the interfacing onto the purse pieces I couldn't distinguish which side the glue was on. It is usually easy to tell. It is slick and shiny. No slick shiny side here. What the heck??? So I looked closely, held it up to the light, went over by the window. Still no slick shiny side. So I go look at the bolt to make sure I had not bought the wrong thing. Here it is. Look for yourself. Pellon Craft Fuse. The same thing I always buy.
And until I opened it this morning it was sealed in plastic. OK it says Craft Fuse, there must be glue on one side. So I take it to the ironing board and try fusing it to the piece of fabric. The first side... no luck. I turned it over. No luck. There is NO glue on this stuff. I am stuck with a whole bolt of fusible interfacing that is not fusible at all. I doubt I still have the receipt to take it back. I am just curious, has anyone else has had this happen to them? I am going to use what I have cut out. I sprayed some temporary spray adhesive on and it will do the job until I can get it all sewn together but if I wanted non fusible interfacing I would have bought that. It is cheaper. I have also found that the quality of the craft fuse varies from one bolt to the next. I mean I have purchased some that was not very stiff at all. So now I usually tear open a corner of the plastic and check the stiffness before buying it. I guess now I need to make sure it has glue on it as well. Shame on you Pellon!