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Thread: Applique Pressing Sheet?

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    Question Applique Pressing Sheet?

    I want to learn to do some applique using fusible interfacing and someone told me that I should buy a pressing sheet so my iron or mat does not get sticky when pressing.

    I want to ask here 'what do you use to press your applique when using a fusible interfacing?'



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    I bought a product made for it. But you could also do what Eleanor Burns showed, she sewed a fusible web to her piece, turned it inside out then ironed it on to the block, then she tacked it down with a zig zag stitch so it looked like needle turn.

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    I have read somewhere that parchment paper works as well as the Teflon applique sheet.........and i have also seen the Teflon sheets in baking supply sections of some stores..a bit cheaper than if you buy at LQS....

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    If you are using the method where the fusible INTERFACING shape is pressed to the back of the fabric, then no pressing sheet is necessary. I think they mean using a pressing Teflon sheet when you are making fusible appliques with heat n bond light or wonder under. 2 totally different methods.

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    I have the Teflon applique sheet and it has lasted and lasted. It's worth it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvspaper View Post
    I have the Teflon applique sheet and it has lasted and lasted. It's worth it!
    I do, too! I finally bought a new one a couple years ago, but still have my old one and use it when I want a teflon sheet over and under. The older one is probably at least 20 years old.
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    Okay I think I understand better.
    When I was talking to that lady, I told her I had "Steam a Seam 2" to do my applique and that's when she told me I should get the pressing sheet.
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    I've had a teflon pressing sheet for years. I like to build appliqué on it. Sometimes I just use a sheet of parchment paper , that works well too.
    There is a difference between an ( interfacing) and paper back fusible used for appliqué. They are two very different products. I do a lot of appliqué and usually use heat n bond lite, sometimes steam a seam 2. Wonder under and misty fuse are also popular available brands.
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    I have a teflon one. it's brown. not see through. I also got a slightly clear one that I can see through when placing applique pieces to a pattern beneath it. The teflon one i roll up to store. i keep the white slightly clear one in the packing it came in. I seem to remember a girl on the cover. or a doll.

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    I've got a teflon sheet, but find I use parchment paper more than I use the teflon! Just as good, and much cheaper

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