I know how to do hand applique, needle turn, Hawaiian and spray starch method, but using fusible web to do applique by machine is my favorite method by far.
It is fast, accurate and very sturdy. I use it often for kids projects, because it holds up well to lots of washings and if I’m going to spend hours and hours appliqueing a quilt by hand, I don’t want it to get pooped, peed or puked on.
I used it to create my Sock Monkey Crib Quilt, which is one of my most popular patterns. I know it can be hard to find all the fabric to recreate the look, so I got some kits together to go with the pattern and shot a tutorial on how to do fusible applique to go along with it.
This tutorial shows you how to:
– Prepare your template
– Add in additional fabric for the overlap
– Create a window in the fusible web so your finished work is soft and flexible
– Use an applique pressing sheet to assemble your applique before putting it on your background piece
– Secure your fusible applique and finish off the raw edges