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Why, when and how to use Odif OdiCoat and Fabric Protect on your quilts

by Paul Leger

Happy Friday! We’ve made it through another week!

In yesterday’s post, I wrote all about Odif 505 Temporary Fabric Adhesive and Odif AntiStatic spray products.

Today, last, but not least, I’ll showcase Odif Fabric Protect and Odif OdiCoat products.

 

Odif OdiCoat and Odif Fabric Protect

 

Most of us have experienced having quilt colors fade when left on a bed that’s exposed to too many UV rays. This has been a never-ending problem with quilts made of 100% cotton fabrics. Odif Fabric Protect has quilters and fabric artists in mind, all other products I’m aware of are designed for upholstered furniture.

No longer!  Enter Odif Fabric Protect!

 

Odif Fabric Protect

 

Odif Fabric Protect will protect quilts against:

  • harmful UV rays
  • spills
  • dust
  • dirt

Apply Odif Fabric Protect using a sweeping motion while spraying your quilt or project from a distance of 6” to ensure the fabric of your project or quilt is well coated.

TIP If you wash your quilt, you’ll need to apply a new coating of Fabric Protect. You should do this on a regular, 3 month cycle.

Odif Fabric Protect is great for protecting quilts AND it can also be used on all fabric-related projects, including upholstery!

Now, let’s look at Odif OdiCoat.

 

Make you fiber art project waterproof with OdiCoat.

 

I’m sure you’re all curious to know what this product actually does.

OdiCoat will render your fabric projects waterproof! Yes, you read that correctly! OdiCoat not only waterproofs, it’s also easy to use! I’m not aware of any other product that have been produced to be used at home to waterproof fabrics you own.

To apply OdiCoat, use the OdiCoat card or an expired gift card or plastic hotel key in a pinch.

Scoop some gel from the OdiCoat container using the card and spread in a thin layer onto the fabric. Ensure the gel has penetrated the fabric, then let the first coat dry for 30 to 60 minutes.

 

Apply OdiCoat with the OdiCoat card.

 

When the first coat is dry, apply a second coat and let it dry for a full 24 hours.

Press your project after the OdiCoat has dried, you’ll need to protect your iron’s soleplate by using parchment paper between the fabric and the iron.

Some other objects you may wish to apply OdiCoat to include:

  • the underside of cloth bags
  • lunch bags (if all the contents are wrapped and sealed)
  • outdoor table centerpieces

Guess what? Unlike Fabric Protect, there’s no need to reapply OdiCoat after washing!

Note: A new label is being designed to indicate that OdiCoat is for waterproofing fabrics.

 

Frosty the Snowman quilt is completed and ready to be used.

 

During this week’s posts, I gave you all a brief description of some of the benefits and uses of these Odif product. Go to your local quilt store and get them. You will love them, I sure do.

 

The Odif products which were introduced to you this week.

 

News! While I was working on this week’s posts, a reliable source told me Odif is launching some new products that will be must-haves in our quilting tool arsenal. Get excited quilters! We can never have too many tools.

Thank you all for following me this week! I invite you to come back again next week to see what fun posts Jean Boyd of Patterns by Jean Boyd will be sharing with you!

Have a fun weekend!

 

This is part 5 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 4: Quilters’ favorite basting spray: Odif 505 Temporary Fabric Adhesive

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2 comments

Carol DeLater November 16, 2019 - 9:21 am

this has been an interesting series. Can the Gel be applied with a brush after a bag has been sewn?

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Paul Leger November 16, 2019 - 10:54 am

Good morning Carol
It was an interesting series to write and I learn so much more doing the project. I would say yes you can apply the gel with a brush but you would still want to remove the access and ensure the gel had penetrated the fabric’s fiber by using something similar to a gift card. Hope this helps.

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