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Thread: machine applique

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    i am making the daisy quilt that was posted on here a couple of weeks ago and i am starting to do the applique around the petals and so forth and i need to know how do you keep the material from puckering,any suggestions on this will be of great help,,thanks a lot

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    I fuse it with a very light weight fusible and then do the machine applique around it.

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    Steam n' Seam for fusing is my favorite. It lets you move your applique pieces around until your sure of placement - then iron to make permanent.

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    a non-woven light weight interfacing on the back of your blocks will help get rid of the puckering.

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    Either fuse it down, or place a stabilizer on the back of the block that can be cut or torn away when you are done.

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    I use Steam to Seam 2...plus, I bought the book "Machine Applique for the Terrified Quilter". One of the best book purchases I've made for quilting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Either fuse it down, or place a stabilizer on the back of the block that can be cut or torn away when you are done.
    Good idea Amma :)

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    Yep, Steam A Seam 2 works great for to keep the pieces in place while you sew them down.

    If you're doing a tight zig zag stitch and still having puckering, you need to use some type of stabilizer on the bottom.

    Which daisy quilt are you making? Can you post a link here, I would love to see it! :)

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