Need Help - Applique on Sweatshirt

Need Help - Applique on Sweatshirt

Post by Diane Keag » Mon, 21 Sep 1998 04:00:00



Hello Everyone,

I want to make a block for a sweatshirt before I go to Maine in 20 days!!
(Keepsake Quilting too!!!!! - Oh Boy!!)

I have never done this, can I use Heat Bond and iron the block onto the
sweatshirt? What other options do I have. Just sew it on?

Any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated!

Diane on Amelia Island, Florida

 
 
 

Need Help - Applique on Sweatshirt

Post by Rita Denenber » Mon, 21 Sep 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> Hello Everyone,

> I want to make a block for a sweatshirt before I go to Maine in 20 days!!
> (Keepsake Quilting too!!!!! - Oh Boy!!)

> I have never done this, can I use Heat Bond and iron the block onto the
> sweatshirt? What other options do I have. Just sew it on?

> Any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated!

> Diane on Amelia Island, Florida

Yes but I would also zig zag the edges for more stability. Have fun in
Maine!!
--
Rita
http://myquilts.hypermart.net

 
 
 

Need Help - Applique on Sweatshirt

Post by Kathy Cambur » Mon, 21 Sep 1998 04:00:00


I made a mini square of 4 log cabins for a sweat shirt. Then I backed it
(can't remember if I used any batting in the middle or not).  Then I whipped
it on to the sweatshirt.  My thinking was that the shirt would wear out
before the quilt square and I could then remove it and put in on another
shirt.

Kathy

Quote:

>Hello Everyone,

>I want to make a block for a sweatshirt before I go to Maine in 20 days!!
>(Keepsake Quilting too!!!!! - Oh Boy!!)

>I have never done this, can I use Heat Bond and iron the block onto the
>sweatshirt? What other options do I have. Just sew it on?

 
 
 

Need Help - Applique on Sweatshirt

Post by Marilyn Ro » Mon, 21 Sep 1998 04:00:00


Do satin stitch around the block using stabilizer under the fabric.  A
sheet of printer paper will do for stabilizer.

Marilyn

 
 
 

Need Help - Applique on Sweatshirt

Post by Mary Yoh » Tue, 22 Sep 1998 04:00:00


I saw one done by a friend who just zigzagged the block onto the
sweatshirt using invisible thread.  Looked great and kept the sweatshirt
nice and soft.  Would also be easy to remove later.

Heat'n'Bond adds a lot of stiffness -- especially the regular stuff,
which isn't designed to be sewn through.  If you want to iron it on and
also sew the edges, be sure to use the Heat'n'Bond Lite.  The Lite won't
hold through washings without the edges being sewn (the regular is
supposed to).

Mary

Quote:
> I want to make a block for a sweatshirt before I go to Maine in 20 days!!
> (Keepsake Quilting too!!!!! - Oh Boy!!)

> I have never done this, can I use Heat Bond and iron the block onto the
> sweatshirt? What other options do I have. Just sew it on?

> Any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated!

 
 
 

Need Help - Applique on Sweatshirt

Post by SbTorre » Tue, 22 Sep 1998 04:00:00


Heat n Bond needs to be sealed on the edges or it will come off when washed.
Use the lite variety when you will be stitching and the regular if you are
going to seal the edges with fabric paint.  It is harder to find, but I like
Aleene's fusible web better.  JoAnn's carries it, but you usually have to ask
for it.  At my store, it is hidden under the cutting table.
I usually turn the item inside out for washing, just to be on the safe side.
---ttfn---     Susan
a Canadian in Panama City
 
 
 

Need Help - Applique on Sweatshirt

Post by Randi J. Robbin » Tue, 22 Sep 1998 04:00:00


Is this the same as Wunder Under??  If not, does the Wunder Under stay soft
and does it come off with washing if the edges aren't sewn ??
--
RJ Robbins
Remove "13" to reply.



Heat n Bond needs to be sealed on the edges or it will come off when
washed.
Use the lite variety when you will be stitching and the regular if you are
going to seal the edges with fabric paint.  It is harder to find, but I
like
Aleene's fusible web better.  JoAnn's carries it, but you usually have to
ask
for it.  At my store, it is hidden under the cutting table.
I usually turn the item inside out for washing, just to be on the safe
side.
---ttfn---     Susan
a Canadian in Panama City

 
 
 

Need Help - Applique on Sweatshirt

Post by Ms. Pigle » Tue, 22 Sep 1998 04:00:00


My dad went thru a binge about ten years ago of making these (long
story), with Wunder Under and fabric paint lines on the edges of the
applique...

What I found was that if you're patient enough to be *very* picky in
washing (inside out, cold only, drip dry), then it holds up pretty
well....but if it's going to end up in regular wash, or get dried, then
pretty quick the paint starts to peel, and once it does, there's about a
50-50 chance that the wunder under is going to start to separate.

It does stay nicely soft, though.

piglet

Quote:

> Is this the same as Wunder Under??  If not, does the Wunder Under stay soft
> and does it come off with washing if the edges aren't sewn ??
> --
> RJ Robbins
> Remove "13" to reply.



> Heat n Bond needs to be sealed on the edges or it will come off when
> washed.
> Use the lite variety when you will be stitching and the regular if you are
> going to seal the edges with fabric paint.  It is harder to find, but I
> like
> Aleene's fusible web better.  JoAnn's carries it, but you usually have to
> ask
> for it.  At my store, it is hidden under the cutting table.
> I usually turn the item inside out for washing, just to be on the safe
> side.
> ---ttfn---     Susan
> a Canadian in Panama City

--

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ICQ: 18429839
 
 
 

Need Help - Applique on Sweatshirt

Post by Marilyn Ro » Tue, 22 Sep 1998 04:00:00


I purposely tried a sweatshirt using only Wonder Under and no stitching.
It didn't hold up very well after repeated washings with no special care.  

Marilyn

 
 
 

Need Help - Applique on Sweatshirt

Post by Gay Bosto » Wed, 23 Sep 1998 04:00:00


If you're seriously concerned about the softness, just use Wonder Under
(or whatever) around the edges, then zig-zag over it. Or, easier still,
use the new spray adhesive to hold it down while you stitch around it,
and then wash it away. Viola! No stiffness!

I've made dozens of these, and personally (no offense meant) I much
prefer doing a satin stitch around the design. It looks so much more
"finished" than the paint thing or the loose zig-zag, and it lasts a lot
longer. No problem in the washer or dryer.

Gay

Quote:

> Is this the same as Wunder Under??

 
 
 

Need Help - Applique on Sweatshirt

Post by Teri in » Wed, 23 Sep 1998 04:00:00


I used small pieces of fusible web to just hold down the pieces, then satin
stitched around the edge of the sweat shirts I made. If the sweatshirt wears
out before the block I'll just cust arount the block and sew it into a pillow.

Teri (In the South Shore of Boston)

"Where are we going, and why am I in this basket?"

 
 
 

Need Help - Applique on Sweatshirt

Post by Carolyn &/or Stev » Thu, 24 Sep 1998 04:00:00


I've cust arount a few blocks myself--usually the Lone Stars that are
*supposed* to end up 16.5", but inevitably have a mind of their own!
LOL (with you, dear, not AT you!)
--
Carolyn in Harlingen, Texas, USA
http://pages.prodigy.net/ledbottom



Quote:

> I used small pieces of fusible web to just hold down the pieces, then
satin
> stitched around the edge of the sweat shirts I made. If the sweatshirt
wears
> out before the block I'll just cust arount the block and sew it into a
pillow.

> Teri (In the South Shore of Boston)

> "Where are we going, and why am I in this basket?"

 
 
 

Need Help - Applique on Sweatshirt

Post by JNTrys » Fri, 25 Sep 1998 04:00:00


I've done this, using a border to attach the block, then machine quilting
through all layers.

Pin the block on the shirt where you want it (batting optional, but I used it
on mine) - I put a piece of cardboard inside to keep from pinning through the
back.

Choose a coordinating fabric that would make a nice border around the block.
Cut strips 2-3 inches longer than the block sides, about 1-3/4" wide. Apply
like a binding (fold strip in half, line up raw edges, and stitch with 1/4"
s.a.), then fold out and use your machine's applique (hemming) stitch to the
sweatshirt.  I did mine attaching four separate strips - one on each side - but
it might work using one long strip and applying it like binding.

Then machine quilt around the design to hold it down.  The Maple Leaf block
looks great done this way!

Good luck, and have fun in Maine and NH!

Quote:
>I want to make a block for a sweatshirt before I go to Maine in 20 days!!
>(Keepsake Quilting too!!!!! - Oh Boy!!)

>I have never done this, can I use Heat Bond and iron the block onto the
>sweatshirt? What other options do I have. Just sew it on?

>Any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated!

>Diane on Amelia Island, Florida

Janet in upstate NY