June 9, 2012

Fusible web applique


This week I was working on a Christmas row quilt. For the gift boxes row I needed to fuse large squares to the background fabric, and then machine applique them. I chose to use only a few strips of fusible web (Heat'n Bond Lite) on the wrong side of each box (see picture) so I would not end up with too thick a surface to free-motion quilt on.

Since I did not put the strips of fusible web very close to the edge of the boxes, I was concerned that the fabric would fray. To my delight, the fraying was minimal and I cut the threads after I had machine quilted the blocks. The row turned out just as soft as I wanted it to be. Quilting it will be a breeze!

I will post a photo of the quilt when it is ready.

2 comments:

DORIS said...

hola Denise, que buen dato para que las telas no se deslicen, tienes un bello Blog.
Un abrazo
Doris

Denise Russell said...

Gracias por haber visitado el blog! Me encanta usar fusible web cuando hago el aplique.

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