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Thread: help, no pressing cloth for applique

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    Senior Member sdeaaz's Avatar
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    Has anyone come up with an alternative to a pressing clothe for applique... I am too cheap to buy one... but every once in a while I really need one... guess I will have to break down...Quilter 1234

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    Would a scrap of cotton fabric work? My pressing cloth is kind of stiff but I can't remember if I bought it that way or if it's from all the ironing.

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    If you have some of the all cotton dish cloths, some people came them flor sackcloths that will work perfectly or if you have some muslin that will work.

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    I press my applique upside down on a thick terrycloth towel. That keeps it from getting that 'flattened out' look.

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    if you're talking about something to put over the applique when you iron it onto the fabric, you can use parchment paper from the grocery store....lots cheaper than the teflon pressing cloths.

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    thanks... I will try that. Quilter 1234

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    I used an old thin dish towel. Any thin piece of cloth will do.


    Quote Originally Posted by quilter 1234
    Has anyone come up with an alternative to a pressing clothe for applique... I am too cheap to buy one... but every once in a while I really need one... guess I will have to break down...Quilter 1234

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    Quote Originally Posted by whinnytoo
    I press my applique upside down on a thick terrycloth towel. That keeps it from getting that 'flattened out' look.
    Yep, this is how I press my applique as well!

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    what I need is the pressing sheet that you can iron applique on and it won't stick, this lets you get your entire picture set before you iron it to your final piece. I don't think I made it very clear in my question. Quilter 1234

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    a teflon pressing sheet

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