Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 22

Thread: Help with McKenna Ryan pattern please!

  1. #1
    Junior Member chiaraquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    219

    Help with McKenna Ryan pattern please!

    I have a McKenna Ryan pattern which lists an "Applique' Pressing Sheet" in the materials needed list. It is trademarked. I asked at my LQS and they said, oh just use parchment paper, it will be fine. Anybody know exactly what the applique pressing sheet is, and if parchment is a good substitute? Thanks!
    Chiara Kate

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    I live in Vicksburg, Mi
    Posts
    78
    Appliqui pressing sheet is a sheet of teflon that you iron on so the glue on the applique doesn't stick to the ironing surface. Usually get it at a craft store or fabric store.

    Enjoy your appliquueing.

    Twilight from michigan

  3. #3
    Super Member Peckish's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Pacific NW
    Posts
    4,713
    Blog Entries
    1
    You can absolutely use parchment. It is easily available at any grocery store, is inexpensive, you can sandwich your fusible web on both sides. I prefer it over the applique pressing sheets!

    edited to add: If you've used fusible before, the paper that backs the fusible web is basically parchment. It won't burn and it won't stick to the fusible.

  4. #4
    Moderator QuiltnNan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    western NY formerly MN, FL, NC, SC
    Posts
    32,832
    Blog Entries
    15
    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    You can absolutely use parchment. It is easily available at any grocery store, is inexpensive, you can sandwich your fusible web on both sides. I prefer it over the applique pressing sheets!

    edited to add: If you've used fusible before, the paper that backs the fusible web is basically parchment. It won't burn and it won't stick to the fusible.
    i wish i'd known about the parchment before i laid down the bucks for the applique pressing sheet
    Nancy in western NY

  5. #5
    Super Member ckcowl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Northern Michigan
    Posts
    9,302
    applique pressing sheets are nice to have-but tend to be quite expensive...parchment paper works fine too---just make sure you get parchment paper---NOT WAX PAPER- NOT FREEZER PAPER---
    you can also use release paper (the paper that is left after the fusable is pressed onto the fabric and the paper is peeled away. )
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

  6. #6
    Power Poster erstan947's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    12,086
    Blog Entries
    47
    Learn something new every day!!

  7. #7
    Super Member Kitsie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Ridgefield WA
    Posts
    4,888
    Blog Entries
    41
    Which one are you doing, Chiara? I'm just quilting "Which came first". I happened to have a pressing sheet, but I don't see why parchment wouldn't work. Have fun!
    http://s1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh485/KitsieH/
    Never regret growing older, its a privilege denied to many.
    Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

    Kitsie

  8. #8
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    19,207
    It sounds like parchment paper is popular for a pressing sheet. I bought the beige teflon pressing sheet years ago and I still have it. It does work great for applique with wonder under on it. I lay the pattern picture under my semi-transparent teflon sheet. I peel off the paper backs from the applique pieces and place them in the correct positions. If you get the whole picture layered, the teflon sheet lets you peel off the whole picture as one big applique to iron it to your background square. Does the parchment paper work to do that too?

  9. #9
    Super Member Peckish's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Pacific NW
    Posts
    4,713
    Blog Entries
    1
    Absolutely!

  10. #10
    Senior Member coloradosky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    772
    When I first started applique I did not know about the parchment paper. Ended up purchasing two applique pressing sheets - expensive. Then heard about parchment paper and gave it a try. I absolutely love parchment paper. No adhesive sticks to it but I found the pressing sheets had to be checked quite often because adhesive residue would cling to them and then adhere to the top of your next project if you happened to reverse the the pressing sheet. I would continually run a shower scrungie over the sheet after every use. I have never had this problem with the parchment paper.

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.