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Old 12-16-2015, 01:17 AM
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Default need Help with pre cut appliques.

I have purchased some SBS cutouts from Ebay with no fusible on backs.What kind of glue on the backs works best before blanket stitch all around.I tried one spray and it showed on the front.any Help will be much appreciated Cmaras1234
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Old 12-16-2015, 03:45 AM
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I would think that you can put an iron on fusible on the back of the applique pieces by using your applique pressing mat. Trace around the pieces and cut them out and iron them on. You might need to trim a bit before adhering them to your foundation fabric.
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Patsy Thompson uses a product called Liquid Stitch for putting on the edge of an appliqué. I think it was her large pansy appliqué on her website? It is a tube of liquid adhesive that you should be able to find at Walmart in the fabric aisle. It is a permanent clear drying adhesive.
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Old 12-16-2015, 06:32 AM
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You might try a glue stick. It would hold it on enough, I think, for stitching around it.
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Old 12-16-2015, 09:52 AM
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I think using iron infusible would work the best because it would help keep the fabric from unraveling.
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i'd go with wonder under or heat and bond.
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Old 12-16-2015, 11:01 AM
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I have a fabric glue stick that works well. but I have also just used washable school glue. Just use tiny dots so you don't get a blob. If I get a blob I just rub it off with my finger.
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Old 12-16-2015, 12:25 PM
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I would add fusible to the back. My choice would be Misty Fuse. To use, place Misty Fuse on top of a sheet of parchment paper, place your fusible shapes on top (right side facing up), place another sheet of parchment paper on top, then iron over the parchment paper. Let cool just a little (still want the fusible slightly warm), then carefully peel off the parchment paper from the top, turn over and peel the parchment paper from the bottom. Use scissors to trim around the shapes. Lightly fuse the shapes to your background fabric before sewing.

You could also do this with a one-sided or paper-backed fusible, but I would be sure to use something as lightweight as possible so the applique shape does not become too stiff.

Edit: You could also simply place tiny dots of Elmer's white washable school glue on the backs of the appliques, spread around a little with your finger, then iron in place. The glue will wash out later and not show at all. However, if this is a wall hanging that won't be washed, this method might not work if the glue shows through.

Edit 2: What kind of spray did you use? 505 is a good basting spray that will wash out later. You need only a light spray (spray inside a box to avoid sticky stuff everywhere) and that should not show through the fabric. Apply the applique to the background fabric while the 505 is still sticky, and do not sew until it is completely dry (you can iron it dry to speed things up).

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Old 12-16-2015, 02:28 PM
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Help! Different topic, but one using freezer paper and applique: I accidentally left in some freezer paper in a finished applique baby quilt. I washed it, no change. What would you do? Start over? Or leave it in - parts of the quilt "crinkle" just like what's in some baby toys.
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Old 12-16-2015, 03:36 PM
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Duckie -- re. your freezer paper issue -- is it all backed, quilted, and bound? IF so, I would call it a feature and carry on. If you still can access the back (ie, it's not layered and quilted) then you can carefully cut away some of the backing fabric and use tweezers to extract your freezer paper. I often trim backing away from all of the applique to reduce bulk and give a uniform appearance when the backing might show through the applique. I have some clever little scissors with bent tips that make it easier to do that trimming work without accidentally cutting into the applique. Hope that gives you some ideas how to proceed with your freezer paper crinkles.
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