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Thread: The appliqued piece feels so stiff!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gramquilter2
    I do a lot of applique and think the softest one is Mistyfuse. when at my LQS last week they recommended a new to me called Shades Softfuse. They said the applique will not be stiff for hand sewing.
    I haven't tried the Misty Fuse (the lack of paper is intimidating) but if you are use to paperbacked fusible the Shades Softfuse is the one I would recommend. The finished appliqué is very pliable.
    I’ve used it on this project (hair and eyes) and hand sewn the edges.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lgc
    Quote Originally Posted by gramquilter2
    I do a lot of applique and think the softest one is Mistyfuse. when at my LQS last week they recommended a new to me called Shades Softfuse. They said the applique will not be stiff for hand sewing.
    I haven't tried the Misty Fuse (the lack of paper is intimidating) but if you are use to paperbacked fusible the Shades Softfuse is the one I would recommend. The finished appliqué is very pliable.
    I’ve used it on this project (hair and eyes) and hand sewn the edges.
    I love your Softfuse project. Is it your own design?

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    No it wasn't. It is a block from Happy Halloween by Amy Bradley. www.amybradleydesigns.com
    I did put my own spin on it. :thumbup: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajohn52
    Quote Originally Posted by fabric whisperer
    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! :)
    I agree!! I've used this method for applique and it works great.
    Great for simple pieces but not those with a lot of detail.

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    I don't like the stiff feel of the applique either. I needle-turn. By the time you do all the other steps, you have done the same thing 2-3 times. Needle-turn is once.

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    I do not do needleturn anymore because my hand cramps very quickly. That's why I started exploring machine applique techniques.

    I have adapted freezer paper applique (for invisible machine applique) to the point where it goes very quickly. For example, I draw and cut once to get six shapes. For me this machine technique is much faster than needleturn, even if my hand did not cramp up all the time.

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