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Old 12-27-2012, 03:12 PM
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I rarely appliqué, but was interested in some precut teddy bears. Well, they've arrived and are growling to have something done with them. So what is the best way to anchor them while I stitch them on to a backing? Precuts mean I don't have to trace on to Heat n Bond (YAY!), but I'm not sure of the best way to proceed. See, told you it was a dumb question.
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:13 PM
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i would use washable glue stick
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:33 PM
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I second that (washable glue stick)
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:56 PM
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Your question is a good one, definitely not a dumb question. Yep, washable glue stick will work great. Use it with a light touch to avoid stretching the pieces off grain. Enjoy!
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I have never heard of "stupid applique". Is this a new technique? Hehehe!!!!
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:44 PM
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Why do I always learn so much from others' "dumb questions"??!!!
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Before I understood the technique of fusible appliqué I had cut out some teddy bears from a panel that I thought would look cute on a quilt. And yes they do.... BUT... I found the best way to apply them to the background was to lay them on a sheet of fusible web & fuse them...then cut them out & fuse them to the background...I actually added an extra step because I didn't understand the technique. I have used the washable glue but find that it is easier to get a nice even shape on the outside of your appliqués if it is all covered with fusible rather than just a few spots of glue. JMHO
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:04 PM
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Even if the teddie bears are cut out, I would still use fusible web. I have only done this with fusible and not glue. I cannot speak for the technique. Good luck with what ever way you choose.
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some basting spray I would imagine would work or glue baste
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a glue stick will work great.
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