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Old 02-26-2012, 02:28 PM
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I am making a 36" square table topper. It will have appliqued flowers, vines & leaves around the sides. I have lots of fusible fleece pieces left over from making several Bow Tucks purses. Can I use fusible fleece for the appliques instead of fusible web?
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Old 02-26-2012, 02:44 PM
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Depends on how you plan on finishing the edges...If you're going to satin stitch the edges it should be fine but any other open stitch like a blanket stitch I think will allow the fleece to show since it's thicker. It will certainly make your applique pieces pop!
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Old 02-26-2012, 03:25 PM
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think about what table the topper will be used on also- using fleece will add (loft) so if you set anything on the topper the surface will be quite uneven-things will probably fall over- regular fusable does not add any thickness to the project-
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Old 02-26-2012, 03:52 PM
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I wouldn't personally...I think that it will give you loft where you don't want (or need) it...
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Old 02-27-2012, 05:36 AM
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Thanks for the answers. The topper has a large center square where you would probably set something & the applique is around the edges of the topper. I may try using the fleece just to see what it will do on a piece of scrap fabric. My machine has a blanket stitch, but no satin stitch and I think I would have to fold the fabric over & under the fleece to hide it. That might not work so well with the points on the holly leaves. I guess I will be going to the store today
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Debbie B, if your machine has zig-zag it is essentially the same thing when spaced correctly (almost zero) as a satin stitch. I zig-zagged for years before I owned a machine with a satin stitch. And, unless you want a trapunto kind of look, I wouldn't use fleece for fusible web. Just MHO
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