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    Jamie's Avatar
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    I like doing appliques, I always do them by hand, and I like to use some low loft batting under them, to give them the raised puffy look... I just happend to read some where about fusable webbing, which I have never used before, or even heard of..so I bought a yard of it, to give it a try....How in the world do I use it?? LOL there are no instructions or anything...

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    I can't help you, but I'm looking forward to the responses you get and then we'll both know :wink:

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    Thanks Mrs Theo :)
    I think you just lay it down on fabric, cut out your applique, lay it on the webbing, and then press them together...anyone Im hoping it is that easy lol

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    You trace the pattern on the paper side(not the rough side)
    cut it out and fuse it (Iron it )to the WRONG side of the fabric you are useing as your applique. let it cool a little and peel off the fusing paper and now you can iron this to your base fabric or background fabric. Hope this was helpful, can't imagine it did not have instructions with it, But we have all been there, so please dont feel that it was a silly question.

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    There are different kinds of fusible. They have a paper backing that you draw the shape of your applique on. You trim a little outside the lines and iron it to the fabric. Cut on the lines and apply it where you want on the background fabric, then press. I prefer Lite Steam-a-seam 2. It has 2 pieces of paper, will temporarily adhere and is re-positionable prior to ironing. If you go to Pellon's site, I think they show and example of how each works.

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    Since you use the batting under your appliques, you would end up fusing your fabric to the batting, not to the base fabric, so I don't know if it would work for you. However, with appliques that have several layers of pieces (like flowers or faces) you can fuse all the layers together, then applique it to your base fabric. Just be sure to use one of the non-stick sheets.

    I hope this wasn't clear as mud.

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    I got it thanks a lot everyone! I want to do some appliques without the batting in them, something that lays a little flatter. I can't wait to give it a try :) As soon as I am done with my current WIP

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    oh there should be instructions. call the place where you bought it.
    i do Sunbonnet Sues the Eleanor Burns of Quilt in A Day way-she gets light weight fusible. it has dots you can feel on the fusible side. she lays that side down and traces the pattern you want on the smooth side. lay it on the right side of fabric, stitch on the drawn lines. then she trims the seam allowance, clips a small opening in the fusible and turns it toward the back of the Sue. then finger presses the edge and fuses with the iron onto the background fabric. this light weigth fusible is meant to be sewn through.
    there are other fusibles out there you cannot sew through!

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    I just did a search on google: fusible webbing applique and tons of links popped up, here is one for you. enjoy

    http://www.patchwork-and-quilting.co...-applique.html

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    Here is another kind of fusible to use with a pdf file.

    http://www.michaelmillerfabrics.com/...que_onesie.pdf

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