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Thread: The appliqued piece feels so stiff!!

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    Senior Member livenlearn124's Avatar
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    oooooooh! I like this idea, I'm going to have to give it a try.
    TY!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Melinda in Tulsa
    Have you tried a light weight fusible interfacing? Place fusible side to right side of applique fabric, sew around all edges, cut a slit in the interfacing and turn right side out. Fuse to your block then use what ever stitch you like to sew it down. Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by livenlearn124
    oooooooh! I like this idea, I'm going to have to give it a try.
    TY!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Melinda in Tulsa
    Have you tried a light weight fusible interfacing? Place fusible side to right side of applique fabric, sew around all edges, cut a slit in the interfacing and turn right side out. Fuse to your block then use what ever stitch you like to sew it down. Hope this helps.
    Oh yeah, I love to do this method when I need a quickie patch for granddaughter's jeans or a quick tear to mend on kids stuffs... they love the applique look, I love the ease of it! You can also use wash-away for this method, then you have just your fabric patch applique! :)

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    was it a light weight fusible?? one that can be sewn through? i've done lots of Sues and love to use fusible and turn right side out. no raw edges that way. i always blanket stitched them down by machine. they do have a raised look but it's one i liked.

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    I often use the "window" way of machine appliqueing with fusible. I cut the shape out with about 1/4 inch on the outside line. I than cut the middle away leaving again about 1/4 inside the line. I than fuse to the fabric I'm using and cut on the line. This leaves just a little on the edge to fuse down and keep it steady while doing my machine applique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AgapeStitches
    I use Pellon fusible interfacing (I also sew alot of clothng) for my applique and it is very soft.
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    That's what I'll try next time. When I needed a lot of the fusible stuff, I just grabbed what said Medium and bought what was left on the roll. It is kinda firm, not as soft as I wanted but I'll know better next time.

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    I use freezer paper cut to size and ironed on the right side of the fabric then glue or pin to the base fabric and needle turn to the edges of the freezer paper. Works good for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimom
    I use freezer paper cut to size and ironed on the right side of the fabric then glue or pin to the base fabric and needle turn to the edges of the freezer paper. Works good for me.

    That's the way I learned it too! Then you cut the block behind it and pull out the paper. :)

    Might have to go back to that! However, I saw some steam a seam that came in strip widths. I may try that too!

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    I tried to use the thin strips of Steam-a-Seam to edge applique shapes. At least for me, it didn't work very well -- too fussy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99
    I tried to use the thin strips of Steam-a-Seam to edge applique shapes. At least for me, it didn't work very well -- too fussy.
    Good to know that!! I'll get more experience before doing that!

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    I use the light weight fusable Pellon and sew around the outside of the applique and turn and finger press. This way I do all my applique pieces ahead of time. When I get ready to apply the applique piece to the background, I cut out the center of the fusable Pellon and just leave the outside edge about 1/4". Then I fuse on to the back ground. This keeps my appliques soft. I always use Heat and Bond Lite.

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