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.
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 will protect quilts against:
- harmful UV rays
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!