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Patches
Board: T-shirts! Patches! Paraphernalia!
Feb 20, 2007 12:23pm
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For those who like patches for their backpacks, do you prefer regular(to be stitched on) or iron-on?
I might have some made up and would appreciate your input.

Thanks,
The Merry Pranksters
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Reply to: #73361 by The Merry Pranksters
Feb 20, 2007 12:25pm
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My preference is the iron on... quick and easy and can always be stiched on if needed. The regular ones do not have both options =o)

Rhea
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Reply to: #73361 by The Merry Pranksters
Feb 20, 2007 2:26pm
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I prefer to stitch mine on but you can usually stitch the iron-on ones too.

Woodsong
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Reply to: #73361 by The Merry Pranksters
Feb 20, 2007 6:21pm
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Stitched! Always stitched. The problem with iron ons is that some material will not take a hot iron and iron ons don't always hold. There is a stitch that is used in taxedermy quite ofter called a reeling stitch and patches can be sown on in a hurry using this stitch. They never come out crooked, I don't know, I just don't understand, but it works. If you have patches made up let me know. I am a collector and I would love to procure a couple of them. I promise I'll wear it proudly.
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Reply to: #73361 by The Merry Pranksters
Feb 20, 2007 7:07pm
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I perspnally prefer to sew them on, but iron ons can be sewn on. Please let me know if you create or have a patch made up. I would be interested in purchasing a couple.
OG
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Reply to: #73361 by The Merry Pranksters
Mar 19, 2007 2:06pm
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Ditto. I sew them all on, even if it's an iron-on. I don't want to risk having gunk on my bag if I ever decide to take it off.
Tuatha'an
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Reply to: #79290 by tuathaan
Mar 20, 2007 1:51am
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I have always sewn them on, hate that gunk. However with all these fancy waterproof/breathable backpacks now I hate to ruin my latest expensive purchase by making needle holes in it. I have taken to sewing my patches onto my car rug.

YT
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Reply to: #79459 by The Yorkshire Tortoise
Mar 20, 2007 2:58am
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I always sew rather than stick. The backpack I currently use is quite thick material and would be almost impossible to sew. So I have sewn my badges to a widestrip of what I believe is called petersham ribbon (the stuff nurses belts used to made of) and attached this to the flap of my pack with elesticated loops. In theory if I change my pack I can just move the badges.

DM
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Reply to: #79460 by Dilton Martian
Mar 20, 2007 7:13am
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I have a shirt. AP Schmidt (Janine Devine) taught me this trick when we were both at GS camp in the 80s.

Pick a light-weight (wish I'd remembered this part) long, long _sleeved_ shirt of a color you can stand to wear year round. Hers was striped, mine is forest green. It'll make a great cover-up for hiking in the summer and a much-needed jacket for the Fall.

Obviously you need to sew the badges on, gunk won't do.

Ish
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Reply to: #79538 by Ish
Mar 20, 2007 10:07am
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Ooo I like both those ideas, I fear some car rug unpicking is going to happen!

YT
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Reply to: #79538 by Ish
Mar 20, 2007 10:21am
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Good idea but what would put me off is that some badges/patches seem to be allergic to washing :-) Some fade or disintegrate after a couple washes. But as all LBing badges are top quality that won't be problem, will it?.

DM
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Reply to: #79460 by Dilton Martian
Mar 21, 2007 10:43am
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Quote So I have sewn my badges to a wide strip of what I believe is called petersham ribbon


That's brilliant! Then I could attach the ribbon with patches to whatever backpack I was using.

Thank you for the idea!

Mariette
(dbltall of Team Garlic)