machine applique Q''s

machine applique Q''s

Post by penny » Mon, 25 Nov 2002 08:36:18



Okay, teaching myself invisible M-A. I have HH's book on order from the
library in the meantime I'm fooling around.

1. layering.. when I"ve done hand (Baltimore/freezer paper ) applique, I
layer each piece and sew them one, one peice  at a time... when doing MA, is
it the same or can I "build"  the (flower) all at once and then just sit and
sew at the machine one time?

2. I've been playing with "steam a seam 2" the tacky fusible.It's cool
stuff.  I'm thinking about using this in lieu of freezer paper. I haven't
tried yet but is seems to me that you could stick the seam allowances down
using this product. instead of the glue I read about.. Any one played with
this?

So far, I've just tried methods where you do variations of satin & zig zag
on a raw edge but I just googled a bunch on the invisible "turn the seam
allowance under method" .

FWIW I'm playing with a bunch of Nancy Pearson patterns, and my 5 boxes of
rainbow shaded inherited stash.

thanks

Penny S

 
 
 

machine applique Q''s

Post by Kathy Appleba » Mon, 25 Nov 2002 08:47:53


Quote:

> 1. layering.. when I"ve done hand (Baltimore/freezer paper ) applique, I
> layer each piece and sew them one, one peice  at a time... when doing MA, is
> it the same or can I "build"  the (flower) all at once and then just sit and
> sew at the machine one time?

Either way. I like to build the flower as much as possible, and then
applique the whole unit to the background. Less handling of the
background that way. But it's sure not a hard and fast rule with me.

Quote:
> 2. I've been playing with "steam a seam 2" the tacky fusible.It's cool
> stuff.  I'm thinking about using this in lieu of freezer paper. I haven't
> tried yet but is seems to me that you could stick the seam allowances down
> using this product. instead of the glue I read about.. Any one played with
> this?

I've done the fusible method, freezer paper, glue stick, and adhesive
spray -- all work well. For me, the freezer paper method (use the
freezer paper to hold the turned under edge and also to temporarily hold
the piece to the surface, then cut the back and take out the freezer
paper) is my least favorite. I don't enjoy getting that freezer paper
out.

If my applique will be held down with a satin stitch, I use fusible with
the center cut out, so that there's only about 1/4" of fusible around
the edge. If I'm turning edges under, I'll use heat resistant plastic
template material to turn the edges under with an iron, then pin in
place. Then I'll use a tear-away stabilizer on the back.

Good luck, and I know you'll enjoy that HH book. But beware -- her book
cost me $1100. (I liked the invisible method so much, I had to buy a new
sewing machine to get the stitches I wanted! LOL)

--
Kathy Applebaum (Woodland, CA)
longarm machine quilting, Queen of Fabric ***s

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machine applique Q''s

Post by Polly Esthe » Mon, 25 Nov 2002 09:02:44


Kathy, you really should have warned us. Polly E


Quote:

> > 1. layering.. when I"ve done hand (Baltimore/freezer paper ) applique, I
> > layer each piece and sew them one, one peice  at a time... when doing
MA, is
> > it the same or can I "build"  the (flower) all at once and then just sit
and
> > sew at the machine one time?

> Either way. I like to build the flower as much as possible, and then
> applique the whole unit to the background. Less handling of the
> background that way. But it's sure not a hard and fast rule with me.

> > 2. I've been playing with "steam a seam 2" the tacky fusible.It's cool
> > stuff.  I'm thinking about using this in lieu of freezer paper. I
haven't
> > tried yet but is seems to me that you could stick the seam allowances
down
> > using this product. instead of the glue I read about.. Any one played
with
> > this?

> I've done the fusible method, freezer paper, glue stick, and adhesive
> spray -- all work well. For me, the freezer paper method (use the
> freezer paper to hold the turned under edge and also to temporarily hold
> the piece to the surface, then cut the back and take out the freezer
> paper) is my least favorite. I don't enjoy getting that freezer paper
> out.

> If my applique will be held down with a satin stitch, I use fusible with
> the center cut out, so that there's only about 1/4" of fusible around
> the edge. If I'm turning edges under, I'll use heat resistant plastic
> template material to turn the edges under with an iron, then pin in
> place. Then I'll use a tear-away stabilizer on the back.

> Good luck, and I know you'll enjoy that HH book. But beware -- her book
> cost me $1100. (I liked the invisible method so much, I had to buy a new
> sewing machine to get the stitches I wanted! LOL)

> --
> Kathy Applebaum (Woodland, CA)
> longarm machine quilting, Queen of Fabric ***s

> remove the obvious to reply