Applique ... Machine-Fusible

Fusible Machine Appliqué

Fast, fusible machine appliqué method as shared with us by well-known quilting teacher and author Eleanor Burns.
Step 1. When working with a large pattern, take pattern to copy machine and photocopy pages, taping together as needed to make complete placement guides. If block design is symmetrical, make 2 copies. Hold 1 up to window and trace design onto back side; tape 2 copies together. To avoid photocopying, transfer pattern by hand onto large piece of tracing (or any see-thru) paper. Step 1
Step 2. Trace templates from placement guide, using fine line permanent pen, onto smooth side of fusible interfacing (rough side is the fusible side), leaving 1/2" between pieces. Hint: As you trace, group together templates to be cut from same fabric. Cut interfacing sections of pattern pieces apart. Place sections of interfacing pattern on corresponding fabric with fusible side against the right side of the fabric. The smooth side (with traced pattern) of interfacing is on top. Pin in center of each pattern piece. Do not press with iron. Step 2
Step 3. Using an open toe sewing machine foot, and a short stitch length, sew on interfacing drawn lines. Step 3
Step 4. Trim each piece to scant 1/4" beyond sewn line. Trim corners and clip points. Step 4


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