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Thread: Dresden Plate Applique

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    Super Member rexie's Avatar
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    My mom is making a Dresden Plate on a white background. She was wanting to know whether she needs to turn under the edge before doing what she is calling a button hole stitch around them or will just stitching the raw edges be o.k.?

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    If she has fused the dresden plates she can just do the buttonhole stitch. If she has not fused the plates down then they will ravel if she does not turn the edge under.

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    What would you recommend she fuses with?

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    I use Heat and Bond light--I buy it by the roll at my Walmart.

    Is she going to applique by hand or by machine?

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    She does everything by hand. Will this fusion stuff not be stiff? I will let her know.

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    It is "soft" enough to hand stitch through, but if I was doing hand applique I would just turn under the edges and stitch them down, then do the buttonhole stitch.

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    Thank you very much. A long time ago I appliqued a Southern Belle on a quilt top and I used something strong enough that she can stand up by herself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rexie
    What would you recommend she fuses with?
    Wonder Under #805!!!!!!!!

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    on quilt for a day they sewed the a backing on the applique then turned it right side out and sewed it to the block i will watch it again and get back to you
    mema

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    Quote Originally Posted by memathomas
    on quilt for a day they sewed the a backing on the applique then turned it right side out and sewed it to the block i will watch it again and get back to you
    mema
    I have seen it done this way too

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    Quote Originally Posted by memathomas
    on quilt for a day they sewed the a backing on the applique then turned it right side out and sewed it to the block i will watch it again and get back to you
    mema
    I am going to try this...I bought 36 D.P.'s on line and tried doing the buttonhole stitch on the raw edge...looks horrible. I'm going to take them all apart and buy thin fusible and applique them by machine. They are too precious to ruin...all very old fabric.

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    If she uses Heat'nBond Lite & trims away middle of shape just leaving a 1/4" outline to fuse, it wont be noticeable. It machine stitches easily. I've also used it lots and done hand stitching on it with no problem.

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    Several years ago I decided to start a charm quilt so I started cutting a 2.5" square of every fabric I had. From there I cut out a small heart and faced it with used fabric softener sheets. Sew around the heart with very small stitches, cut a slit in the back of the facing, turn it right side out and it's ready for hand or machine applique. A fun portable project. Of course, the fabric collection seemed to multiply overnight!!! I have several hundred hearts ready to go...they're in one of my WIP bins. One of these days...lol. My whole family was saving those used sheets for me. I still have a stack of them over a foot high. They do make a nice lightweight interfacing and best of all, they're free.

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