In the Cake & Ice Cream quilted banner pattern published in the June/July 2012 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts (and featured on the cover…what a yummy cupcake!), I made samples for some extra photographs to show how to prevent this. Let’s see how it’s done:
Trace template shape needed of the light-colored appliqué fabric onto paper side of paper-backed fusible web. Cut out, leaving small margin beyond drawn lines. Cut a piece of white solid lining fabric slightly larger than the traced fusible web piece. Cut 2nd piece of fusible web slightly larger than the white solid piece. Cut a piece of the light-value appliqué fabric slightly larger than the 2nd fusible web piece.
Fuse the larger, untraced piece of fusible web to wrong side of light-value appliqué fabric. Remove paper backing.
Fuse white solid fabric piece to wrong side of light-value fabric, protecting iron with parchment paper or Teflon® pressing sheet.
Fuse smaller, traced piece of fusible web to wrong side of white solid fabric (again, protecting iron).
Cut out shape on marked lines. Remove paper backing.
Your lined appliqué shape is ready to fuse to the quilt! In this case, no chocolate cupcake shadows through the light-value striped cupcake base.
Simple, but it’s a technique anyone working with fusible appliqué should have in their bag of tricks. Give it a try!
And if you’re interested in the cupcake wall hanging pattern by Diane Nagle, you can get an instant digital download of the June/July 2012 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts here. Happy Tuesday Tutorial!