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Old 01-15-2010, 04:35 AM
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I want to do applique with an understitch so that it can't be seen, but have a really hard time with freezer paper. I do applique with heatbond light but can't do that with the understitch. Can anyone give me some tips on other ways maybe. Thanks so much.
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Old 01-15-2010, 04:40 AM
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Wish I was helpful. Tried hand stitching on steam a seamed pieces and was way too hard. Tried freezer paper and couldnt keep it straight. So went machine blanket stitch which you can make VERY small and if it matches the fabric being appliqued on you can hardly see it at all unless your face is right next to the piece. Check out youtube for tutorials. lots of them you can play over and over til it makes some sense.
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Old 01-15-2010, 05:07 AM
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WonderUnder works better than HeatNBond.
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Old 01-15-2010, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Elisabrat
Wish I was helpful. Tried hand stitching on steam a seamed pieces and was way too hard. Tried freezer paper and couldnt keep it straight. So went machine blanket stitch which you can make VERY small and if it matches the fabric being appliqued on you can hardly see it at all unless your face is right next to the piece. Check out youtube for tutorials. lots of them you can play over and over til it makes some sense.
Thanks for the you tube tip... I use that for many things but didn't even think about it for this... duh :roll: Thanks again I found something that explains it well and totally think I can do it now. :D
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:13 AM
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You're welcome to PM me... I've gotten pretty good wih freezer paper and needle-turn (I had a really REALLY good teacher!)... If you have any more questions, I'd be happy to try to answer them.
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Hi, have you tried sulky sticky, it goes on top of the fabric and you trim to your 1/4 or 1/8 of an inch and turn under as you go along, works great.
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i do many types of applique to achieve that needle turn look without having to needle turn could you post a pic of what the design is and maybe i can tell you a way to achieve the look you want for the design you have.
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great tips.
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Old 01-15-2010, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by kluedesigns
i do many types of applique to achieve that needle turn look without having to needle turn could you post a pic of what the design is and maybe i can tell you a way to achieve the look you want for the design you have.
I'm wanting to do the christmas row by row on www.fatcatpatterns.com So far they have only released the snowmen.
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What are you having trouble with when using the freezer paper? What steps are you taking? If we know what you're doing, it should be pretty easy to help!

The snowmen are a really pretty simple applique project for needle-turn. The bows and arms will be harder, but getting going on the snowmen will give you the confidence to tack the rest.
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