Discussion in 'Fashion and Crafts' started by kayte, Jun 25, 2006.

  1. kayte

    kayte Member

    i think i MIGHT be ready to try an applique. i bought some tape-like stuff that you activate using an iron. might this be a useful component to a successful applique application? anything i should be aware of when attempting this perilous feat?
  2. supermommy

    supermommy wannabe crackho

    make sure you drop yer tension down to like...2..otherwise it can pull the bobbin thread to the top n make it look messier.. n always try it on a scrap first!

    good luck!
  3. kayte

    kayte Member

    alright, i'll heed that advice.
  4. cerridwen

    cerridwen in stitches

    :) It'd be nice to see a couple pics of your first attempts if you can post some! :)
  5. hummblebee

    hummblebee hipstertist.

    It's not as hard as you think!
  6. redfraggle42

    redfraggle42 Member

    Make sure that you back the fabric with either stitch and tear or paper coffee filters. This will prevent the applique from puckering. I had to learn this the hard way. lol.

  7. lola78

    lola78 Member

    go slow at first! corners and point will be hard at first. If you have an automatic machine, play around with the zigzags lengths and widths until you get a nice satin stich. Have fun!

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