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Freezer Paper/ Parchment Paper Useful for Appliques- Tool and Technique Tuesday
I found this quilt in the magazine I purchased some time ago "Make It Modern" Better Homes and Garden Jan 2013. The designer is Kevin Kosbab of Feed Dog Designs.
I have wanted to do something with it since I got the magazine because it's adorable, cheerful, springlike and colourful and there is lots of quilting space.
I also wanted to share with you my method for appliqués to avoid my directional issues with reversing designs for fusible appliqué...... and I use freezer paper. I am making a personal project with the birds but you could use any appliqué design.
Your main tools will be Reynolds white Freezer Paper, a sharpie marker, fabric, parchment paper, an iron and Fusible Web
How Make Appliques with Freezer and Parchment Paper
1) Trace your appliqué design using a piece of freezer paper (on the dull/matte side) and a permanent marker, the way it is shown facing you. Cut it out roughly
***You could also print it out onto computer sized freezer paper, if you have a design from the computer and use freezer paper sheets available at Connecting Threads- How cool is that!- click on the image to the left to obtain these if needed/wanted!***
3) Iron the freezer paper design to the right side of the fabric (wax side of Freezer Paper to the right side of fabric) - Believe me it will stick only temporarily and not leave a residue!
4)Press the fusible web to the wrong side of the fabric
5) Cut your appliqué out on the sharpie marker line, remove your freezer paper * You can use this same design over and over, just iron it to fabric with wax side to right side of new fabric, no need to draw your design over and over!*
6) Satin stitch, blanket stitch or appliqué stitch as desired to a background fabric.
About Parchment Paper:
-You may wish to lay a clean piece of parchment paper between your iron and your appliqué surface to protect your iron
-You can build your appliqués on parchment paper
-Parchment paper is a great tool in place of a silicone/lead pressing sheet (and it's a lot cheaper!) and fusible web will not stick to it and it will protect your iron as it has a non stick silicone treated finish... not just for cookies anymore!
Happy Tuesday, I hope your week is going well! 🌷
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