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Thread: Applique help

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    Applique help

    It's been years since I've appliqued, but have come across some cute children's patterns that would be great for Project Linus quilts lately. What is the lightest weight fuseable that will leave the quilt flexible and soft enough for a baby after it's quilted. I have some Heat and Bond Lite here and some Soft Fuse Premium, but they seem rather stiff to me. Suggestions will be appreciated.

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    Misty Fuse is very light and flexible.
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    Misty fuse ! And you don’t have to reverse images !
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    Heat n bond lite washes away after the quilt is finished so leaves the quilt very soft. Misty fuse is also nice.
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    Misty fuse is wonderful and flexible.
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    I like the heat and bond lite. I haven't tried the Misty fuse.
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    Soft Fuse.

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    I like both Misty Fuse and Heat & Bond Lite.
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    I have tried several different types/brands of fusible, but Heat & Bond Lite is my go-to. I've had the best results with its "holdability," and I don't think it leaves anything too stiff.
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    There is a heat n bond feather-lite that I have a friend who really likes it for quilts. Holds like the lite but is softer. I can only find it on-line and I haven't bought any as I have heat n bond lite to use up first then I am going for some of it
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    I use the Heat 'N Bond lite --but I never just fuse the images to the block -- they all get buttonhole stitched around, and wherever you need a definite delineation between fabrics and pieces of your applique. Most of what I have done as applique have been Sunbonnet Sue/Overall Bill baby quilts. But, I don't think any of the fusible materials will hold without it being stitched down. It just secures it in place so you can stitch it. When I stitch with the buttonhole stitch, I always use an embroidery-type stabilizer behind the block -- What I use as a stabilizer will tear away once the stitching is done -- duh-me -- Stitch 'N Tear! Check out SusieQH's thread for a baby quilt for a girl.
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    Mistyfuse. Definitely Mistyfuse. You won’t even know it’s there, and if you use Sue Bleiweiss’s “work forward” method, it saves So much time!! https://suebleiweiss.blog/2017/03/19...ward-applique/
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