It will change the way you do applique and rock your world!
I have a drawer full of it friends (see below)!
It comes in this package and is simply a roll ~ one side is paper and one side is shiny and a little textured. First… you’ve sewn your marking stitch for the applique you are working on. As you can see mine hangs over a bit which is why my ironing board looks the way it does. Again, you are ironing on the paper side.I lay the fabric shiny side down on the marking stitch and now you’re ready for the tackdown stitch.
You might be able to see in this picture that the fabric underside is shiny. Here is the applique after the zz stitch.
You might notice the fabric is a little bubbled up.
I iron over the applique and also let it sit on it for a second or two. The applique fabric will “harden” a tad and you will be able to tell that the fabric is “set”.
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If your appliques sometimes come loose after washing, you need this!
I use the tiny craft iron in my 4×4 hoop.
I like to fuse my fabric before the final stitch. As you said most in the embroidery world don’t know about this stuff.
I get so confused about that but definitely notice that it makes a difference. Thanks again for a wonderful and very informative blog. Have you seen the patches that people are selling on etsy?
I can see how it would be very helpful for larger applique where the fabric has a tendency to bubble up like you said.
I am learning so much from your site and buying a lot of things also.
I get so confused on what to use on the back side of my embroidery so that it doesn’t bunch up after it’s washed.
I have a question, do you use interfacing on your fabric for an applique?
I will be trying this on my next applique for sure.
I have this and use it for other things but was a bit scared to try it in my embroidery machine.
I now have the confidence to do so after reading the article.
I also use this iron for everyday ironing (shirts, pants…) and once heated, the residue shows up on these items. Is there a trick to removing the gummy residue that you know of?
Mine gets on my ironing board cover but typically doesn’t get on my iron.
I have a 6 needle machine, so the way it hoops, the arm of the machine goes inside the neck of the shirt. The hoops for 6 needles are also a little different than single needle machines.
I used a 5×7 machine for 2-3 years and did everything under the sun!
It’s a product which is so useful for so many things, and never goes bad!
Since few projects take very big pieces, a 5 yard piece will last a good long time. Do you wash your clothing items (shirts, dresses, etc.) and fabric used in applique before you sew the item?
Thank you so much for this excellent idea.
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This will definately help make my projects look so much better!!
I read so much about using different needles, (like ballpoint for instance) and it is so confusing. Also, how often do you change out your needle?
Thanks again and please keep these helpful tips / tutorials coming!!
However, here lately it seems like it’s not working very well.
I even tried to get a new package thinking mine was maybe a little old. It sometimes helps to smooth out any wrinkles. Looks bad and really am trying to get off before have to cut new ones.
You print sheets with your ink jet printer and iron them on. Some companies make sheet that is material and you run it through your printer.
I am unhappy with my finished appliques because the fabric is always wrinkled.
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I starch my applique fabric before laying it down.
I also hold the fabric down to make sure it stitches flat. The finished appliques always look smooth an great. Is it ever okay to applique using fast frames?
If you are using a single needle then the trick is to hoop (4×4 hoop usually) and then turn it all inside out and get it out of the way.
You can buy it in precut squares or on a roll.
I finally understand it….pictures are the key!!
Thank you a million times for posting this!!
Your opinion on one more thing – if you don’t mind.
I will tear out the stitches when trimming up the loose threads.
I have had issues with wrinkling in appliques a well, especially if there is a bigger piece in the applique.
I normally use a top stabilizer, such as solvy, when doing a tshirt or a onesie.
I thought the top stabilizer was needed to keep the stitches ‘on top’ of the fabric. They suggest you use a press cloth as well.
You are ironing the paper side, then peel the paper off. Mine has synthetics, wool-silk and linen-cotton so which of those would you consider medium heat.
You might just play around w/ it and see which one works best?
I did do the stabilizer on the back of the front, but just sprayed the applique material on the front to hold in place while the machine appliqued it. This creates a pucker effect when the tackdown stitch is going on.It would allow you to merge the letters together before you sew. If hoop size is an issue, then maybe you could print out each letter, figure out where the center is and place them on the shirt beforehand to mark where each letter goes?
I have never used this product but so excited to try it. My appliques always look good until they are washed and then they are just all wrinkled up!
I feel as if this would take forever to do!
Do you actually sew this on with the zig zag stitch or is it ironed on?
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I thought something was wrong with my machine.
I have been using it for years and have never had a problem!
I cut my fabric with heat n bond attached via silhouette cameo.
I am trying to figure out a good solution to store these fabric scraps with the heat n bond attached….any tips?
I have loved how each one has turned out. However, a friend of mine brought it to my attention that hers look horrible after washing. There is a huge ring where you can see the stabilizer outline even after ironing. My question is have you ever come in contact with this issue and do you ever use polymesh stabilizer?
I do on customers items and wonder if the cloud cover makes it show more because it can’t move???
Their bibs are a t shirt cloth on front n terry cloth on back any suggestions. Since your attaching the entire piece of fabric and then doing your tack down and cutting excess, how do you cut out the middle without cutting your base fabric?
Want to try your method but can’t figure out how to cut the hole. Usually if you go in at an angle very carefully, you will just pierce through that top fabric.I have never really know what size appliqué to use on kids shirts (newborn onesie to kids 14). Is there a “golden rule” to use when deciding what size appliqué to use on a particular size shirt.
I will definitely be using this on appliques. There is just so much to learn but you have managed to make it a joy instead of work.
I use heat & bond on “the old fashion way to do appliqué. Do you have any suggestions as to how to better place my appliques / choose the correct size?
I need to applique on top of an applique and then to my quilt center.
I don’t want the appliques to be stiff and don’t want to gum up my needle.
I only have the zz stitch available, but can adjust the spacing. It does make the applique a little stiff at first, but it softens when laundered. The needle does not seem to be gummy and my tech guy cannot seems to get it adjusted to correct this problem.
I have tried different sizes and types of needles and different threads. Then irons onto the fabric and you have a smaller outline and don’t have a lot of thickness. Check out he website and get the full instructions. After stitching, i press with hot iron, pressing cloth for about 10-15 seconds.
I just finished 3 big, middle, little sister tshirts for customer.
I float on fast frames w sticky stabilizer. It is obvious the fabric is not adhearing.
I set iron to cotton, reduced time on pressing fabric, cut a template.
I have tried not pressing until after final stitch. Featuring iron on letters, characters, shapes, and more!