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    Help with McKenna Ryan pattern please!

    I have a McKenna Ryan pattern which lists an "Applique' Pressing Sheet" in the materials needed list. It is trademarked. I asked at my LQS and they said, oh just use parchment paper, it will be fine. Anybody know exactly what the applique pressing sheet is, and if parchment is a good substitute? Thanks!
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    Appliqui pressing sheet is a sheet of teflon that you iron on so the glue on the applique doesn't stick to the ironing surface. Usually get it at a craft store or fabric store.

    Enjoy your appliquueing.

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    You can absolutely use parchment. It is easily available at any grocery store, is inexpensive, you can sandwich your fusible web on both sides. I prefer it over the applique pressing sheets!

    edited to add: If you've used fusible before, the paper that backs the fusible web is basically parchment. It won't burn and it won't stick to the fusible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    You can absolutely use parchment. It is easily available at any grocery store, is inexpensive, you can sandwich your fusible web on both sides. I prefer it over the applique pressing sheets!

    edited to add: If you've used fusible before, the paper that backs the fusible web is basically parchment. It won't burn and it won't stick to the fusible.
    i wish i'd known about the parchment before i laid down the bucks for the applique pressing sheet
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    applique pressing sheets are nice to have-but tend to be quite expensive...parchment paper works fine too---just make sure you get parchment paper---NOT WAX PAPER- NOT FREEZER PAPER---
    you can also use release paper (the paper that is left after the fusable is pressed onto the fabric and the paper is peeled away. )
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    Which one are you doing, Chiara? I'm just quilting "Which came first". I happened to have a pressing sheet, but I don't see why parchment wouldn't work. Have fun!
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    It sounds like parchment paper is popular for a pressing sheet. I bought the beige teflon pressing sheet years ago and I still have it. It does work great for applique with wonder under on it. I lay the pattern picture under my semi-transparent teflon sheet. I peel off the paper backs from the applique pieces and place them in the correct positions. If you get the whole picture layered, the teflon sheet lets you peel off the whole picture as one big applique to iron it to your background square. Does the parchment paper work to do that too?

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    Absolutely!

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    When I first started applique I did not know about the parchment paper. Ended up purchasing two applique pressing sheets - expensive. Then heard about parchment paper and gave it a try. I absolutely love parchment paper. No adhesive sticks to it but I found the pressing sheets had to be checked quite often because adhesive residue would cling to them and then adhere to the top of your next project if you happened to reverse the the pressing sheet. I would continually run a shower scrungie over the sheet after every use. I have never had this problem with the parchment paper.

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    I use parchment also. Which pattern are you doing? I'm working on Home Tweet Home in a BOTM class at my LQS.

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    Parchment usually wears out. If you buy a true Applique Pressing Sheet, it will last forever. They come in several sizes and are more like a non-meltable plastic. When I make McKenna Ryan patterns, I use a Pressing Sheet. It will just save you a lot of grief. If you do very much applique, it is worth the money.
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    I'd go for the parchment paper. I wound up with sticky stuff on my iron that clung to the pressing sheet that I didn't notice. Wit the parchment paper, you can use it for the session and toss it.

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    Thanks, sounds like the parchment will work, this is a new attempt for me so nice not to have to invest in a new thing if I don't like it. I am starting with the "No Trespassing" block from the "Calling me Home" quilt, but I plan to leave the moose out- Thanks again for all the info!
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    Parchment is also not a "uni-tasker". You can use it for baking, too!

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    The main advantage to a pressing sheet is you can see thru it.

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    I love doing McKenna Ryan patterns! Which one are you doing? I do samples for my LQS and whenever she wants a McKenna Ryan sample done, she gives it to me to do. As for Parchment paper it works just fine. I use both a teflon sheet as well as the parchment. Whatever is handy
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    Parchment works great, I have the pressing sheet and can never find it, so a roll of parchment along with freezer paper and my pantry staples in the sewing room!

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    I haven't tried parchment paper, but Joanns sells a much cheaper pressing sheet and you can also use your coupon with it. It was like $7 or something. And you can see through it better than the expensive one. I know this because I have both!
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    I use parchment paper at times, it works well. My Teflon pressing sheet gets really hot, enough to burn my fingers. Parchment is cheap, probably purchase a roll of it, for less than one pressing sheet.

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    as with all things sold for crafting, there are different grades of teflon pressing sheets. WAIT..that is the first clue..it must be a TEFLON pressing sheet. There are others out there, but they are not the quality you need/want if you are going to tackle a lot of fusible applique.

    Secondly, there are different grades/types of fusible products. Not all are the same. Some will stick to air...some won't stick to anything but the pressing sheet...

    point is..use what you have, but list the product by name. You can not lump all pressing sheets, not all fusible products into ONE comment! That would be racist..hehehehhe

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiaraquilts View Post
    I have a McKenna Ryan pattern which lists an "Applique' Pressing Sheet" in the materials needed list. It is trademarked. I asked at my LQS and they said, oh just use parchment paper, it will be fine. Anybody know exactly what the applique pressing sheet is, and if parchment is a good substitute? Thanks!
    I did not know that parchment would work, that is good to know. I bought and used a teflon oven liner sheet I got on amazon. It was cheap and works great !

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