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From: Katlin
Date: 04-25-2007, 10:44 PM (1 of 3)
I'm not sure if this goes here if not feel free to move it. so for my question, I am wanting to do some applicques on onesies and shirts for my dd. I am thinking i want to do like fabric, but do it so i can iron it on?? does that make sense?? Is this possible? Thanks in advance
User: Katlin
Member since: 04-25-2007
Total posts: 2
From: PaulineG
Date: 04-26-2007, 02:17 AM (2 of 3)
Yes there are products available that you iron onto your applique fabric, cut out desired shape and then iron that onto your garment. It's a double sided fusible and comes in different weights - the thicker it is the stiffer the picture ends up. A lot of them say that there is no need to stitch around the outside - I've never found one. You can just do a satin stitch around the outside by machine or if it's a complex shape maybe a blanket stitch by hand. Without the stitching they tend to curl and peel off around the edges.

I'm sure somebody will come along soon with some brand names as I'm not in the US and aren't sure what brands are available or any good.
User: PaulineG
Member since: 09-08-2006
Total posts: 901
From: temom
Date: 04-26-2007, 10:18 AM (3 of 3)
Heat'nBond is a brand that I've used in crafting through the years, and it definately curled up at the edges, but I have not used it recently. Recently I used Steam a Seam 2 on a pre-purchased applique for my daughter's jeans. I didn't stitch around the edges, as I wanted to see how it would do. It has gone through at least 15 washes, and it is just now starting to come up around the edge.
User: temom
Member since: 01-19-2007
Total posts: 410
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