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Thread: Best bonding for applique

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    Best bonding for applique

    I'm working on a baby quilt that will have an appliqued center block.
    I've never appliqued on a quilt, so I was wondering what your favorite
    bonding "fabric" is. I don't want it to be stiff, but soft when finished.
    Thanks for your help. Kathy

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    Elmer's Glue Stick. Yes, the one kids use. I like it because I can pick the pieces up and move them if aren't "just" right, unlike heatbonds once your stuck, you're stuck!

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    If you need a fusible, my recommendation is MistyFuse. It is very soft. Does not come with a paper backing, but all you have to do is place a piece of parchment paper between it and your iron (or use a Teflon applique sheet when ironing).

    With all fusibles, you will still want to machine stitch around the outside edges of the applique -- especially for a baby quilt, which will get frequent washing. However, you can do this with a straight stitch close to the edge.

    Edit: MistyFuse is available on Amazon and eBay. Have not seen it in stores. Of the kind you can get in stores, Steam-a-Seam Light is the softest one I have tried. However, it is still much stiffer than MistyFuse.

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    The glue stick works great. I do back basting when I hand applique; you didn't mention what kind of applique you were doing so I don't know if this is an option.
    Judy

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    If you are looking for a fusible webbing, my preference is Shades Softfuse....Very easy to work with, lightweight and soft......Here's the link to their website...
    http://www.shadessoftfuse.com/
    Have an inspring day!
    Sandi

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    I've used MistyFuse, which I found at Hancock's, and my quilting friends also recommend one called Soft Fuse.

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    Hi!

    I am Stacy Michell, of ShadesSoftFuse.com, and I wanted to say thank you for the above praise!

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    Mistyfuse makes the quilt the softest.
    "Be yourself...everyone else is taken."
    Strong people don't put others down...they build them up."
    "Remember that your instincts are more important than rules"

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