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Old 11-14-2018, 08:00 AM
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Asking for some advice. This is a WIP for my grandson - a few of his favorite things. Basically the background is gray blocks, red, white and gray borders, and "panels" of his "loves" which I plan to applique on. My plan is to mark each location with glow tape and/or marking pen, back and iron on with Heat N Bond, then applique. Is Heat N Bond the best to use , or Wonder Under by Pellon?adams-2.jpg OK so I've never done applique! But I've been practicing .... and practicing! Not seeming to be satisfied yet with my results. Any tips, suggestions would be Greatly appreciated. TIA

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Old 11-14-2018, 08:21 AM
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I like to use Wonder Under light--stays soft
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Old 11-14-2018, 09:54 AM
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I use Steam a Seam light. To keep your blocks soft you can trim the fusible to cover just the outer edges of your blocks. Whatever brand you use make sure it is "light" or your quilt will be quite stiff and your machine needle will get gunked up with sticky stuff
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Old 11-14-2018, 10:23 AM
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I’ve used heat n bond lite for years, I’ve tried some others but for me that one works best for my appliqué projects
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Old 11-14-2018, 01:30 PM
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Make sure it is heat and bond Lite not regular heat and bond as that makes stiff appliqués. Wonderunder is good also. You might want to “window” your large appliqués. That is when you remove the fusible from the middle before fusing and leave about an inch around the edge. Sometimes you can reuse the window middle again for a smaller appliqué .

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Old 11-14-2018, 03:08 PM
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I use Misty Fuse. Can't tell it's there.
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Old 11-14-2018, 04:44 PM
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Another vote for Misty fuse. It's a very sheer fusible and easy to use.
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Old 11-14-2018, 04:57 PM
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I use Steam a Seam Lite. The regular one does indeed make it stiff which is great for a wall hanger, but not a quilt. the Lite doesn't gunk up your needle either.
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Old 11-14-2018, 05:31 PM
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Either Steam-a-Seam Lite or MistyFuse. Neither gets stiff.

By the way, the quilt is adorable!
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Old 11-14-2018, 09:28 PM
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My suggestion is to make the pieces "floating", to put the shadow on one side and across the bottom. I would look at some on you-tube or pinterest before you decide. I think it would have all of the pieces brought together by the one color of shadow fabric.
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