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Old 09-18-2016, 11:55 AM
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On Quilting Arts #1809, a lady demonstrated a new technique in applying a "solution" to the edges of the back of the applique. When placed between applique sheets and heated with hot iron, the solution turned into a very thin flexible "plastic", assuring no frayed edges. Does anyone know the name of this "solution" and where to buy it? Thanks.
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Old 09-18-2016, 12:55 PM
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Is it sticky or just more like a fraycheck?

I just use regular wonder under where I've left a bit on the outside of the tracing and if it is a large piece, I cut out some of the middle so it isn't too stiff. Then I end up sewing around 3-4 times. ....But I usually do raw edge on applique where I don't mind a little fray.....
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Old 09-18-2016, 12:59 PM
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Sue Nickels taught us a technique. We use a double sided product and only use it on about the edge for 1/4 inch. Then we blanket stitch. She showed us a quilt that has been washed several times, gently, and there is no fraying.

Soft Fuse is the product and we use a blanket stitch that on my machine is 1.8 width and 2.0 length (bernina).
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Old 09-18-2016, 01:01 PM
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Arlene' s makes a thin liquid glue for fabrics. Also Dritz, Roxanne' s Baste It.. There are actually quite a few. Most of them are water soluble. JoAnns sell these.
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Old 09-18-2016, 01:09 PM
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I discovered the hard way that trying to machine stitch around some "heavy duty", or "ultra-hold" iron-ons gummed up my needle! They're obviously intended for truly raw edge applique.
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very interesting technique... does Quilting arts have a place to ask questions on their website?
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Old 09-18-2016, 05:58 PM
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I think Liquid Thread is what you want. Check out this blog - http://andsewitgoes.blogspot.com/200...ng-method.html
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Dunster got it right. The artist is Grace Errea and she uses Liquid Thread in her technique. Her website is amazingquiltsbygrace.com.
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have another ?
after cutting it out does it fuse to bg after reheating?
Thanks Gale
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Old 09-19-2016, 04:20 AM
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Awesome technique.....will have to try. Thanks for the idea and link
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