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Old 02-05-2011, 09:06 PM
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The fusible stuff rec by my LQS must be great for machine stitching,
but I put pieces on by hand. It is so stiff, it is like stitching thru
cardboard. Did I read the instructions carefully? No. Did I make a sample? No. Have I tried different needles? Sure, not a big help.
Have I learned anything ? You bet. Will I finish the blocks? Yes, but slowly!!

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Old 02-05-2011, 09:07 PM
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Beautiful blocks. Sorry to hear you're having issues with them.
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Old 02-05-2011, 09:26 PM
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I wonder if they didn't give you the "light" fusible?
I am sorry you are having trouble with this technique :(
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Old 02-05-2011, 09:30 PM
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Beautiful colors. Love the pattern.
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Old 02-06-2011, 01:21 AM
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Have you tried Appli-bond Needles? I had all sorts of problems with hand fusible applique until I discovered these wonderful little treasures.
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Old 02-06-2011, 01:27 AM
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Maybe you could switch to machine applique for this quilt ???
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Old 02-06-2011, 02:48 AM
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it is hard to stitch through fusables using the machine...about impossible for hand stitching, sorry that your lqs did not explain that the fusable was meant for machine applique. a good thimble, and a pair of needle-nose pliars may be necessary.
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The fusible stuff rec by my LQS must be great for machine stitching,
but I put pieces on by hand. It is so stiff, it is like stitching thru
cardboard. Did I read the instructions carefully? No. Did I make a sample? No. Have I tried different needles? Sure, not a big help.
Have I learned anything ? You bet. Will I finish the blocks? Yes, but slowly!!
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Old 02-06-2011, 05:13 AM
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Try the John James Gold n Glide needles. In fact, I'm using them to hand quilt a quilt made out of batiks and really glides very easily through it. Just a thought.
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Sorry you are having problems- but love what you are doing :mrgreen: Can't wait to see more :thumbup:
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Old 02-06-2011, 06:43 AM
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Could someone do a tutorial on needles? TY!!
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