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Fusible Applique - square or round edges?

Old 09-26-2010, 08:32 AM
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I'm getting ready to do a bunch of fusible applique in the borders of a quilt. For what I'm fusing on, everything currently has nice square edges. Would it be easier if I round the edges off? Or does it not make a difference with fusible? Thanks!
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Old 09-26-2010, 09:06 AM
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It doesn't matter what shape you are fusing. I like to fuse a slightly larger area that the pattern, then cut on the pattern line. I find it gives the fused applique edge a better bonding.
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Old 09-26-2010, 11:01 AM
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Round edges are easier to sew around than square corners... less stopping and starting if they aren't tight arcs, too :wink: Sometimes it is difficult to get the corners sewn down so the tips don't pop up... JMHO :D:D:D
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Originally Posted by amma
Round edges are easier to sew around than square corners... less stopping and starting if they aren't tight arcs, too :wink: Sometimes it is difficult to get the corners sewn down so the tips don't pop up... JMHO :D:D:D
Makes sense, thanks!
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Originally Posted by Olivia's Grammy
I like to fuse a slightly larger area that the pattern, then cut on the pattern line. I find it gives the fused applique edge a better bonding.
Yup, that trick I learned pretty early on, thanks :)
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Old 09-26-2010, 07:15 PM
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I love machine applique and almost all my projects have some of it. I'd say that a corner is easier allways either is you are using blanket stich or a narrow zig zag. You stop only once. Any curve will force you to stop several times. I usually follow the pattern and deal with the complexity when sewing.
show us your work so we can see.
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