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Padding

The most commonly used padding material is wadding (vatelín-termolín). It is used as an inner layer for blankets, covers, belt bags, but also as a padding for coats,waistcoats and jackets.
We have different types of thickness. In general, the lower the number, the thinner the wadding.
For example, Termolín N80 is thin and better than the padding for summer blankets and Termolín N250 is thick and therefore, we recommend it for winter blankets.
Marking means that it was tested, and it is suitable also for children up to 3 years of age.
Paddings also include a special "Termolín" marked AL. It means that one of its sides is coated by an aluminium layer. Thanks to this, it is suitable as a padding for kitchen gloves, thermo-bags, picnic bags, baby bottle covers and lunch boxes or as a cushion on the floor - your bottom won´t be cold :)
There are also other waddings, for example the cotton ones. Due to a cotton feature - dusting, we do not have it on offer.
We could include Arachne here. It is a mixture of PES tissues, recycled cotton and carbonized sheep wool. In translation, it is warm :) But beware, it shrinks, and therefore it needs to be pre-washed. It is used as a padding for jackets and coats or also in patchwork.
Flexoterm is an especially thick padding, about 2 cm wide, which is suitable as a warm-up padding for coats, but its widest application is in patchwork for quilting blankets or sewing accessories. 


The last padding is the PES one. It is used as a padding for toys, cushions and decorations. It can be washed at 95°C, and therefore there is no chance for any mites. It will be appreciated by all mothers :) Naturally, it is suitable for children up to 3 years.
Fillings

They can be non-iron-on, iron-on one side and iron-on both sides. They are further classified according to thickness and usage .... one would feel dizzy :)

Let´s start with the thicker ones. You will use them the most often when you sew cloth baskets, cases for tablets, mobile phones, and I use them as a middle layer for table cloths. They are great mostly because they not only keep shape of the final product, but they are like a thin wadding. Your basket will be soft and nicely filled.

All of them start with R!

The non-iron-on is Ronolin. Again, the bigger number, the stronger filling. Thus, Ronolin 60 is thinner than for example Ronolin 140.
The iron-on one side are RonopastRonofix and Ronar FIX.
The difference between Ronopast and Ronofix is only in the structure of the adhesive. An adhesive based on polyester is used for Ronopast, and for Ronofix it is based on polyamide. They are the same as for their characteristics and usage. A difference while ironing may be mentioned. Ronofix is fine with lower iron temperature.
I would like to point out here that all iron-on fillings are ironed-on without steaming!
Ronar FIX is very similar to Ronofix, it has only one speciality. At manufacture, the tissues were as if intertwined, and thereby higher hardness is reached. It looks like the Tic-tac-toe grid :) And we read that it is lighter than Ronofix. I haven´t noticed the difference :)
Moreover, Ronar FIX LUX is manufactured here, in case of which the adhesive is applied in the way that the grid is not imprinted when you are ironing it on.
The rule of higher number - more thickness (and higher hardness) is valid also here.
Ronofix is iron-on both sides. The rule applies as always.
Ah, I have forgotten: all can be white or grey.

Now let´s move on to the so-called vliselines.

We use them as thin fillings for collars and blouse sleeves, for sewing some applications, or simply everywhere we need a very thin filling.

Let´s remember that they start with N!

Known is NovolinNovopast and Novofix.
First of all, keep in mind the number rule. Yes, it applies also here :)
Novolin is non-iron-on. Although, I don´t know where I would personally use it, but it must have some reasoning. Otherwise, it is used as a great filtration material in other fields, for example in food industry :)
Novopast is iron-on. Iron-on one side or iron-on both sides. I prefer the 20+15 or 20+15+15. It is used for applications. Nicely stick it under and you can sew.
The thicker ones, for example 40+18 and 80+18 are better for collars and blouse sleeves.
I do not like Novofix very much. It is as if powdered by the adhesive. Its features are very similar to Novopast.
As for colours, there are again white and grey versions for all.

Now let´s move on to the specialities.

If you want to sew handbags, you will enjoy this part.
The biggest problem might be Klíženka. It can be used for filling the body of a handbag, its bottom, but also for cap peaks. It is the iron-on filling and we know the one-side and both sides sticky ones.
Vefix is something similar but less hard. It looks like classical linen in beige colour with a sticky layer. The number rule applies.
Decovil – is very flexible, it does not break, it is easy to sew. Simply, the work with it is very easy. There are two types of thickness here and it is only up to you which you will choose.
Penefol – this is a real delicacy. Very very hard filling. Just great for the bottom of handbags. Or for a book cover. When sewing a case for tablet, I would use something that is also soft - for potential fall and its attenuation, but I have also seen it used like this. And it is easy to sew through it.
Another delicacy is for example Sakon. It is used for those little purses for coins. It is very soft and iron-on one side. Or for a mobile phone case, tablet case, ...
FIX 30 or also a sticky little spider net. Simply said, it will glue two textiles together :)
And the usage? For patchwork or trimming, shortening the trousers,...
SOL 40 or SOL 70 or also the water-soluble Vliseline. You will reinforce what you need by simple ironing-on and the rest will dissolve in the washing machine.
Fuse´n´Tear is an iron-on one side filling, which you will make use of for instance with embroidery. It will reinforce your cloth and then you will simply tear it off. You can repeatedly use it on a different place. Of course, without the part where you have already been sewing.
I personally like Lamifix very much. Do you like a cotton cloth and you would like to have it coated by laminate? That´s exactly what is Lamifix for. Now you can sandwich any one. Ideal for cosmetic bags. However, the product must not be washed, only treated by a damp cloth.
There is one more here: Zaro. You must know what the inner part of your ironing board looks like. It is the green-blue-silver-and-I-don´t-know what cloth at the bottom. Thus, Zaro is the most frequently used for ironing boards, kitchen gloves, but also for kitchen aprons. It has an aluminium coating. Either from one side or from both sides.
Flex foam™ is a both-sided iron-on filling comprising some foam between the two layers of soft cloth. Soft and stable, it is easy to work with and sew, it keeps its shape long.
Rasterquick is a favourite aid for all who like sewing blankets and accessories and need an aid: some pre-drawn lines. Simply iron it on and sew on the pre-prepared lines.
Sandwich Fix had originated by connecting Vefix 300+20g + Ronofix 140+20g and an ideal filling for handbags sewing originated!
Style Vil or also a thin foam rubber. It wonderfully keeps its shape, it is waterproof and easily to work with.


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