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Thread: Fusible for Applique????

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    Super Member JUNEC's Avatar
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    What type of fusible web do you use when you applique???

    I have never done any applique before, but have purchased several patterns/books that I would love to try - but nervous to get started
    Thanks

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    It depends on whether you'll be sewing the appliques after fusing them on or not. Some fusible materials are not intended for sewing and will gum up your needle badly. If you will be sewing, then I recommend a light weight fusible. There are several brands and different people have their own favorites. I purchase what's on sale, and don't really have a favorite but Steam-a-seam Lite is one brand. There is also Heat'n'bond Lite brand. Again, if you're sewing them after fusing, then either will work.

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    I like Lite Steam-a-Seam 2. If the applique is large, you can cut out the center of the fusible and just have it fuse for 1/2" or so around the edges. It makes it much softer. If you want a stiffer applique, you can try the regular Steam-a-seam or Heat'n'Bond (ultra?).

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    Heat and Bond Ultra will gum up your needle. It's not meant to be sewn afterward. If you want to do a decorative stitch around the edge use the Lite. I like Wonder Under or Under Wonder, I never can remember which it is.

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    The reason I was asking is that Joann's has this on sale

    http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/p...zprd_09293069a

    But after almost buying it, I realized it is just for interfacing for reg sewing not applique??

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    I really love the Heat and Bond Lite!

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    I understand your nervousness. I felt that way a couple of years ago. I had everything I needed including a wonderful new book by Janet Pittman. But, I was afraid of failure so afraid to start. Finally, I just dove in and my first attempt turned out great. Now I fearlessly applique to my heart's content. I always use "HeatnBond Lite." It is made for either hand or machine use. You can buy it by the yard or in smaller packets. I get it at Wal Mart or Joann. I'm confident that you will have success with it. Good Luck!

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    Stem n Seam 2 works for me.

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    Shades Soft-Fuse

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    There is an interesting and informative article in the current issue of McCall's magazine about this subject.

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