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.
try using a lighweight fusible that you can leave under the lame.
gini in north idaho
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.
Haven't a clue (I don't do hand applique), but I don't believe we've met so I wanted to say Hi and nice to meet you.
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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.
i forgot about the water solubles. that would be a great solution