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Thread: Pic Tute on raw edge applique

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    Are there any tutes with pics on the raw edge applique? This is really interesting me and I wanna try it. If you made a block or quilt, may I see please? Get me motivated to try it :-D
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    I made a wall hanging. Here's the thread:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-14098-1.htm

    It is easy and fun. I simply fused Lite Steam a Seam 2 to the fabric, cut out the shapes and applied them to the background. Pressed them down and then stitched around the shapes to quilt. It was a modified McKenna Ryan pattern. Her patterns are all based on the raw edge applique method, and they can all be seen at:
    pineneedles.com

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    Bev, it's actually really easy.
    Find the stitch you want to use...zigzag, blanket or whatever.
    Play with the size of it on some scraps.
    Then, once you are a bit more "experienced" with it, just go for it!
    I use LITE Heat N Bond to fuse it down. Others don't use anything, but I don't like wiggly pieces.
    The secret is.....patience, patience, patience.......

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    This is something I've been itching to try like crazy. Where do I buy this fuse stuff?

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    JoAnn's sells most of the different brands. I have tried almost all of them and much prefer Wonder Under (also known as Pellon 805) because it is the easiest to machine or hand stitch through and does not gum up needles at all. It also bonds tightly and tends to result in fewer frayed edges. I use it a lot with art quilts and do not always stitch the edges since the pieces will not be washed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider
    JoAnn's sells most of the different brands. I have tried almost all of them and much prefer Wonder Under (also known as Pellon 805) because it is the easiest to machine or hand stitch through and does not gum up needles at all. It also bonds tightly and tends to result in fewer frayed edges. I use it a lot with art quilts and do not always stitch the edges since the pieces will not be washed.
    Thanks for the info

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    I started a wall hanging yesterday called "Fish Out of Water" that is raw edge applique...the pieces are spray basted to the background and then stitched 1/4 inch from the edges so that when finished and washed the background shows through as an outline, and the frayed edges of the fabric add texture...
    Unfortunately, it's a kit that was put together by the store I purchased it at, and a couple of the pattern pieces are larger than the fabric provided for them! Also unfortunately, the store where I purchased it is about 4 hours away!! I sent an email... ~sigh~

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oklahoma Suzie
    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider
    JoAnn's sells most of the different brands. I have tried almost all of them and much prefer Wonder Under (also known as Pellon 805) because it is the easiest to machine or hand stitch through and does not gum up needles at all. It also bonds tightly and tends to result in fewer frayed edges. I use it a lot with art quilts and do not always stitch the edges since the pieces will not be washed.
    Thanks for the info
    yes, thank you so very much

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    I have used the fusible at Walmart too, It holds well enough to get the blanket stitches on :wink:
    I have also used a very thin layer of Elmers glue on the edges, and then heat set it with an iron. It sews through easily and washes out. This works best on smaller pieces, or when you are layering many pieces together

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    When I get ready, I wanna start with something super simple

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