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lynnb posted on Fri, Nov 16 2012 6:25 AM

I am working on my first hand applique project and I am using one piece of lame and it is slippery and does not fold over as well as cotton.  Any suggestions on how to prepare it so it is stable.

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gini replied on Fri, Nov 16 2012 8:35 AM

try using a lighweight fusible that you can leave under the lame.

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Ramona replied on Fri, Nov 16 2012 2:55 PM

lynnb,

Maybe a little wash-a-way glue stick every now and then where the edge of the folded portion touches underneath. Not, of course, where you stitch on the folded edge. I believe there is a product that you can make little dots to help hold it down.  There is a applique group here so I'm sure someone will be able to give you a good answer.

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Thea replied on Fri, Nov 16 2012 4:02 PM

Lynn - there is a fusible made by C&T publishing that you can use that is fully water soluble and will be gone - it will give you the stiffness that you need to fold your edges over without a problem.

 

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gini replied on Fri, Nov 16 2012 4:15 PM

i forgot about the water solubles.  that would be a great solution

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