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    Applique pressing sheet

    Is there anything else that can be use for the applique pressing sheet? I have a need for it, but have no quilt shops near. It seems I have read here on the board that there was an alternative. Thanks for your help.

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    All I have ever used is an old thin tea towel.

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    I've never used anything between the iron and the fusible. Since the sticky part is facing toward the fabric, I did not think it needed it. The kit that I just bought says I will need this, but I do not know.....
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    Is it appliqué with a lot of different pieces that you make into one large appliqué before pressing it to the background fabric? If so you need a Teflon pressing sheet. This allows you to peel the backing off all your pieces, layer, overlap and fuse them together on the sheet. The whole appliqué will then peel off the sheet ready to go. I don't know any other method for doing this.
    If it is a pressing sheet for going over the top of appliqué when you iron it down, could you use tin foil? I would try a sample first before trying it on my actual appliqué. I usually just iron my fusible appliqué down to the background without anything on top.

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    I got mine from Joann's . It is made by Fons & Porter. Used a coupon so made it reasonably priced. http://www.joann.com/fons-porter-mul...heet/prd53546/


    here is a link to a thread here on the board that suggests using parchment paper instead. http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...e-t168396.html

    or you can order one from Walmart and have it shipped free to the store. http://www.walmart.com/ip/Bear-Threa...Sheet/12460890
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Is it appliqué with a lot of different pieces that you make into one large appliqué before pressing it to the background fabric? If so you need a Teflon pressing sheet. This allows you to peel the backing off all your pieces, layer, overlap and fuse them together on the sheet. The whole appliqué will then peel off the sheet ready to go. I don't know any other method for doing this.
    If it is a pressing sheet for going over the top of appliqué when you iron it down, could you use tin foil? I would try a sample first before trying it on my actual appliqué. I usually just iron my fusible appliqué down to the background without anything on top.
    Yes Tartan, it is the teflon pressing sheet. I thought I read that there is something else that works. Seems like it may have been parchment paper? Anyone have any experence wht that?

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    I wonder if the oven Teflon? sheets would work? They are sheets made to allow you to peel off spills in the oven. I don't know how much they are and it might be too expensive for an experiment.

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    [QUOTE=auntpiggylpn;6039289]

    here is a link to a thread here on the board that suggests using parchment paper instead. http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...e-t168396.html

    Thank you auntpiggy. That is exactly the link I was remembering! I'll be out and about today, and will pick up some parchment paper.

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    yes, parchment paper also works. i have used it before. and parchment paper is the material attached to wonder under.
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    I would think that wax paper would also work.
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    I'd go look at Wal-Mart for a silicon baking sheet. I think the original ones were called Sil-pat but there's bound to be cheap knock offs by now.

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    I would think that freezer paper would work too.

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    Definitely parchment paper. Freezer paper and waxed paper do not work well for appliqué purposes because the coatings melt with heat from the iron. Parchment paper works perfectly for the layering technique that Tartan described. I do it all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike'sgirl View Post
    I would think that freezer paper would work too.
    The wax on the back of the freezer paper would adhere to the fusible and I would think it would no longer be fusible.

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    I really don't know what an applique pressing sheet is so I may be off the subject. But: For anything to prevent sticking to my ironing board / iron I use what we simply call baking paper sheets. I put one under a paper pieced block ( I do the freezer paper method) so it will not stick to my ironing board.I use it over a traced applique pattern when ironing this to the applique fabric just to make sure the fusible web doesn't stick to anywhere it's not supposed to when doing small pieces. Grocery store stuff, doesn't stick on anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hevemi View Post
    I use what we simply call baking paper sheets.
    Pretty sure these are the same as parchment paper.

    You can find parchment paper in the grocery store next to foil, plastic wrap, and freezer paper. I keep at least 3 rolls in my house, one in the kitchen, one in my sewing room, and a backup.

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    I think you could probably even use brown paper bags or copy paper sheets, and throw them away as they get goo on them. Right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider View Post
    Definitely parchment paper. Freezer paper and waxed paper do not work well for appliqué purposes because the coatings melt with heat from the iron. Parchment paper works perfectly for the layering technique that Tartan described. I do it all the time.
    Definitely PARCHMENT PAPER, found on a roll near the waxed paper & alum foil in stores. Not wax or freezer paper.
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    PARCHMENT PAPER -found in the grocery store with the foil and such....I've used it many times to assemble the fusible applique parts before moving the whole to the final fabric - and it works just fine. I have also heard using the shiny side of butcher paper works, but have never tried that so can't confirm.
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    Thanks for all the replies. Just got back from shopping and did get the parchment paper. Will be using it tomorrow. Right next to the Reynolds Parchment was a roll of Parchment/foil. Parchment on one side, foil on the other. Hadn't seen that before.

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