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    Interested in iron on applique tricks, need help :|

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    Iron on is the easiest. Needle turn is the worst. LOL Welcome from Alaska.

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    Suggestions needed?

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    Hello to Fran in AK.

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    Hello and welcome from Trussville, AL (2 hrs south of Huntsville).

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    I like to use the freezer paper method. Trace the design on freezer paper cut it out. Iron it onto the right side of the fabric, cut it a little bigger than the freezer paper. Using a glue stick on the edges turn the edges over to the wrong side. then peel the paper off and use spray adhesive or glue stick to position it in place on your block, then stitch the edges down with whatever stitch appeals you.

    I think this is easier than needle turn and hold up better than raw edge.

    here is an applique i did with this technique.
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    If you are doing fusible applique, my favorite trick ever is to draw the shape on the fusible paper then cut the center out so you are using only a 1/4 to 1/2 wide strip of fusible to put on the fabric. This makes is so flexible and decreases the weight. If you hand quilt, this is very important. I always use a satin stitch or decorative stitch to secure the piece.

    Another method is to sew interfacing with the fusible side to the right side of the fabric, cut a small slit in the interfacing and turn the whole piece inside out. Then your fabric is right side out and the fusible is ready to place against your foundation fabric. You can use any stitch to secure it and my favorite for this is the blind hem stitch. You only have to catch the very edge since there are no raw edges due to having used the interfacing. Clear as mud?

    Oh and by the way, Welcome to the Board from Tennessee!

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    Welcome from Arkansas!

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    Hi and welcome from Ms.

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    Hello, and welcome from Idaho!

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    Welcome and agree with Scowlcat -- definitely cut the middle out of your fusible (some pieces you can use later)....Otherwise your applique will be very stiff.

    There are three main machine stitches that I have seen used:
    (1) Satin (very close zig zag)
    (2) blanket
    (3) Straight stitch close to the edge

    I used to prefer satin, but am becoming more fond of blanket since it doesn't make it as "heavy". Nor does it use as much thread!

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!

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    Great hints!!!

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    Hey! I am originally from Huntsville! I graduated from Lee High School in 1984. Welcome to the board! I use Lite Steam a Seam 2 for the fusable stuff. It isn't as heavy and I had no trouble hand sewing a blanket stitch around it. Show us a picture of what you are working on. We love pictures!

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    Welcome, I am in the Harvest area.... just North of Huntsville....

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    Welcome from Kimberly, Al. South of you and north of Birmingham.I don't applique but it is on my list of things to learn.

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    Welcome!! I used to live in Huntsville AL... near Challenger schools... I use Heat n Bond lite and draw what I need to iron onto the background.. and then sew around the edges..
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    Rogersville, AL here. What kind of patterns were you looking for? I don't have any here but my mother has gobs in S. GA. Send me a message and I bet she has what you're looking for.

    She made me a quilt with hearts cut from my grandmother's dresses that I call Grandmother's Heart. She put a picture on fabric of my grandmother and one on another heart of my gma ad gpa. I can hardly wait for her to finish quilting it.

    I need to get busy on my daughters. I made a black & white bowtie for her graduation and just recently found it (in mom's stash) and set it up to quilt. LOL. It takes me years to finish a quilt as I work full time.

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    Welcome from quilters mecca, Wichita KS

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    Welcome from Cullman. I have already learned so many things from your initial post. Don't you think this site is the best? I do!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kclausing
    I like to use the freezer paper method. Trace the design on freezer paper cut it out. Iron it onto the right side of the fabric, cut it a little bigger than the freezer paper. Using a glue stick on the edges turn the edges over to the wrong side. then peel the paper off and use spray adhesive or glue stick to position it in place on your block, then stitch the edges down with whatever stitch appeals you.

    I think this is easier than needle turn and hold up better than raw edge.
    Wow! The detail on this is stunning. I will now give this a try. Have an Auburn quilt in the works for a son and was avoiding the "AU" logo since I didn't think I could applique it. Now, you've changed my thinking and maybe, just maybe, I can. Thanks a bunch!

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    Welcome from your own city! I just moved to Huntsville in July 2010 so I'm still learning my way around and meeting people. Hopefully we can get a quilting group together locally some time!

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    these are good tips, mostly I do hand applique needleturn method but have used the steam a seam lite sinse I can hand quilt thru it nicely.

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    Hi,i use fusible.Trace on a pattern,sew around the object,make a slit turn,press on what ever.

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