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Thread: Applique when fabric too small to turn under

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    Senior Member sunnymom's Avatar
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    Applique when fabric too small to turn under

    Hi ladies. I saw the BOM for The The Rasberry Rabbits and I got everything ready like buying the fabric, cutting my large background squares and everything. However, the designer used Wool but I am very allergic to wool and I wanted to make it in fabric. When I go to turn the fabric over for freezer paper/starch applique where the bunnies legs are the turn over part is too small. I think with needle turn method it may work and of course it would work with the steam a seam. Do you ladies have any other suggestions? I am new at applique and the only method I have used is freezer paper/starch but this may force me to expand my horizons. Thanks for your help. I am putting up a link so you can see what I mean http://www.theraspberryrabbits.com/e.../handhfebp.pdf

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    Try cutting a straight line between the legs and the foot on the ground and then make small cuts to the legs, and then turn under. Like you would do on a circle. I hope this helps and isn't clear as mud.

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    all you need to do is add a seam allowance (turn under allowance) to your applique pieces- if using freezer paper cut the shapes out of the freezer paper- press to the fabric= add 1/8"=1/4" around the piece as you cut it out- then you can use that technique- if you already cut your pieces out to the (wool sizes) you will have pieces that are smaller- if you do needle turn-
    fusable is an option- but difficult to add after the pieces are already cut out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
    all you need to do is add a seam allowance (turn under allowance) to your applique pieces- if using freezer paper cut the shapes out of the freezer paper- press to the fabric= add 1/8"=1/4" around the piece as you cut it out- then you can use that technique- if you already cut your pieces out to the (wool sizes) you will have pieces that are smaller- if you do needle turn-
    fusable is an option- but difficult to add after the pieces are already cut out.
    I usually use the freezer paper method. I think you'll like it.
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    I take a small amount of fabric glue add water and paint brush onto the fraying edge. Just the tiniest little bit or it will make the fabric too stiff. It acts as a fray check in a pinch. The fabric glue is permanant and will never wash out. You could cut the pattern down. http://erinrussek.typepad.com/one-pi...lique-lessons/ Here's a link to all you ever need to know about applique. If you look through these she has a tip on those inside points. Theres a few videos and several tutorials. Good luck!

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    http://erinrussek.typepad.com/one-pi...tle-heart.html

    Heres where she talks about inner points and shares a product tip.

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    you could try the method that eleanor burns teaches... sew stitch witchery to the right side, put a slit in the witchery, turn and iron it down.
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    Thank you everyone! I really appreciate your answers and the link was great! Keep the ideas coming please....

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