Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Love Knows No Season: Fused units
First, a note about paper-backed fusible applique: Your pieces will fray less is cut on the bias. I like to rough cut the marked pieces individually, then I can place them as I choose on the wrong side of the fabric, like this:
Now, on to the main point for this blog:
Sometimes it is easiest to fuse some applique pieces together before placing them on the background. You'll need a teflon pressing sheet and an iron set to the temperature require for your chosen fusible product.
Remove the paper backing from your appliqué pieces, and begin building your appliques from the background up. The roses in this block are the kind of units that you can build. Start with A, then place B, C, D, and so on in order. Use the freezer paper marking guide for placement.
For the February block, you will applique the bias heart shape first.