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Thread: Die cut shapes - butterflies, stars, teddy bears, etc.

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    Junior Member Shiloh's Avatar
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    I bought a bunch of these die cut shapes in various fabrics from the Keepsake Quilter catalog over a year ago. Is there any EASY way to affix them? All I can think of is spray adhesive and then stitch around all those small/tiny curves and shapes. Or, iron them onto adhesive-backed paper and peel and iron onto quilt and once again have to sew around the shape. I'm beginning to regret my purchase. Has anyone worked with any of these? And, how would you suggest getting them onto fabric? It seems like they would peel away if they are stitched down.
    Thank you, Gerry

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    Can't help you, but have seen what you are talking about and wondered how to use them, so will watch and see what the board comes up with :wink:

    What are you trying to use them on ? Just curious

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    I thought people used them for applique pieces?

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    i use them as applique pieces. perfectly cut.. and easy to hand or machine attach them :D

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    So you use them instead of cutting your own out ? Sorry if that is a stupid question :oops:

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    Get this book: http://www.atkinsondesigns.com/books...?productID=608

    I use the technique for every machine appliqué I do.

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    not a stupid question :D
    but yes, i like the accurateness of them since cutting is sooo not my strong point lol

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    I love Keepsakes die cuts. Grandbabygirl wanted stars in her bedroom so I sewed two star die cuts together with thin cotton batting between, left the edges raw, and strung them across her room. Even her PICKY mom, my DD, thought they were nice. :P

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    I had seen them but I wasn't sure I would ever use them. I would applique them just like what I cut out here.

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    I got a ton of their hearts and ironed on steam-a-seam interfacing. If you use the non-stick applique sheet they won't stick to anything other than the fabric. Doing it this way you end up having to cut the shape out anyway - but with hearts it wasn't that bad.

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