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E'yvonne King Posted: Thu, Jan 3 2013 5:26 PM

What am I doing wrong?  On a double of quilts I have made, I used the window method of using fusible on my appliqué and use either e-stitch or a small zig zag.  I noticed that the edges of my appliqué are fraying and my appliqué are coming apart.  I have washed my fabrics to be sure there is no sizing and such before appling the fusible Is there something else that I may not be doing to keep this from happening?  help!  

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gini replied on Thu, Jan 3 2013 9:08 PM

unless you have done a satin stitch around your shapes,  the areas between the zigzags will eventually ravel.   fusibles are great for  wall hangings, but not so great for quilts that are used.  

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I agree with gini. I appliqued on all my grand-kids crib quilts and I did a really tight satin stitch and they were washed and washed and they are still not unraveled.

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ls2116 replied on Thu, Jan 3 2013 10:22 PM

That happened to my applique too!  On my next applique I think I'll try stay stitching first then stitch again with embroidery.  On my frayed edges I used fabric glue but really didn't care for result of stiff fabric.

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