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Thread: seeking advice about applique and fusibles

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    I use steam a seam 2 lite and like it alot. But it seems wasteful to use so much of it like with a sunbonnet sue when you only need it around the edges basically.

    I've read where people cut the middle out of large appliques so it's just around the edges. Do you use the cut out pieces for other projects? do you make smaller pieces of the same applique?

    I recently received the accuqult sunbonnet's. What are your tips with this die? does it really matter if I cut with the grain of the fabric?

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    Think someone in the applique thread can help you. Here's the link:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/virtual...jsp?vsnum=1023

    You can also search our board for applique fusible tutorials.
    Hope this helps.

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    There's an applique thread? Cool I didn't know that. Thanks for the link.

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    Yes, some people prefer a thread made specifically for appliqueing. However, Merry means, in this case, thread to be subject matter being discussed. Hope we have not confused you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sylviasmom
    Yes, some people prefer a thread made specifically for appliqueing. However, Merry means, in this case, thread to be subject matter being discussed. Hope we have not confused you.
    :lol: Yes, I understood. I was thanking her for telling me there was a section for applique. It was very nice of you to try to explain though. :-P Funny how you can read different meanings into a sentence without intending to.

    But back to thread, as in spools to sew with, I like to use the veragated threads and the machine applique stitch. Makes it go so quickly but yet still looks hand sewn to the casual observer.

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    I didnt know there was a " thread" ( section ) for applique either!!

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by charity-crafter
    There's an applique thread? Cool I didn't know that. Thanks for the link.
    I will have to go look at it. Thank you!! :D

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    I have just used fusible around the edges of some appliques. I save the cut out parts for other projects.
    You really only need what is around the edges, and it does make the rest of the applique much softer.

    I have even cut out the excess backing fabric when I am done stitching the appliques down. It makes for an even softer quilt top :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I have even cut out the excess backing fabric when I am done stitching the appliques down. It makes for an even softer quilt top :D:D:D

    I haven't thought about that. I may try it next time.

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    I too cut out the middle of the fusible but never did the fabric...Thanks for the tip

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