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Thread: Methods for Applique

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    Super Member Evelynquilts's Avatar
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    I use the fusible,,however I do an applique stitch evey piece on after fusing...I use the light fusible...

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    i hvae done both fusible and turned under applique and like them both. i used narrow stripes of the fusible so that the applique didn't get hard and stitched them with several different stitches--- running, chain,satin. which one i use depends on how complicated the peice is .the more the amount of peices i would use turn under.

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    I use the light fusible and trim out the middle. Stitch around the edge with a button hole stitch, or satin or just zig zag depending on the look I'm after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryKatherine
    I'm torn everytime I see a quilt pattern I like and discover the applique is only fused on. I don't trust these to stand up to the wear and tear of use. I know people blanket stitch the edges but it just doen't appeal to me.
    Is anyone else reluctant to use this method in anything other than a wall hanging?
    When I do my butterfly quilt, it will have turned under edges. Even a wall hanging I'm working on will have turned under edges.

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    I couldn't get the hang of needle turn and I thought that was the only way to do applique when I first started quilting. (18 months ago). So, I avoided applique at all costs. Then, I took a class on machine applique and it's the only method I can do. I use a narrow zig-zag and invisible thread. The piece is first drawn on freezer paper and then ironed onto the back of the fabric and cut with a 1/4" allowance to turn under for a sharp edge and starched and pressed. Then it is glued into place and stitched.

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    Just a question on this, could'nt you use basting spray to hold the piece in place and then either handstitch or machine stitch around it? I have used the fusible but like others have said it ends up being stiff so though I have not tried the basting spray just wondered what your thoughts on it would be.

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