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    Applique stabilizer

    I just ironed this applique onto my border and need to sew it down. In the past when I have done applique I put a layer of batting underneath for stabilizer but don't want the extra poof this time. I have also used regular paper but it is a mess to remove. Do I need to use something underneath and if so what would be best?
    The border is not yet attached.
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    #2
    I buy pellon tear away. I really like the washaway tear away but it's expensive. I have used paper and yes it's a pain!

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      #3
      I must of been doing it wrong all these years. I did a lot of applique on children's clothing, mug rugs etc and I only ever used the fusible product. I only used a stabilizer for my embroidery machine. I'm sort of hijackng here 🤨, but why do you need it?

      I was mostly using a satin stitch.
      🌺 Lorie

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        #4
        Hi, it's not fusible, you just put in on the under side to prevent puckering of fabric. It's like a thick sheet...it comes in different weights. You tear off the excessive stabilizer when your done.

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          #5
          Have you tried "Terial Magic"? It is spray on stabilizer. It washes out. I've used it many times. Spray a lot and the fabric becomes very stiff. I spray it much less. No stretching as I stitch in the applique piece. I buy it on Amazon. It lasts a long time.

          On another note, I have the pattern from LBQ up on my board. It will be a long time before I have the courage to make it. I hope you post a pic when you're finished.
          Diana Grey

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            #6
            A friend told me she uses paper towels - I have tried it and it did work. Use this on applique - not on my quilting machine. When done, you pull off and what's left washes away. Can try on sample pieces to see how it works.

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              #7
              I second Terial Magic. I put it in a spray bottom and cut it about 50/50 with tap water. Spray it on, let it set for a few minutes and then dry iron. Your fabric will have the stiff new fabric feel and works well for appliqué stitching. A bottle of it is expensive but it will last you a long long time.
              Debbie

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              • Grey Lady
                Grey Lady commented
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                I am going to try your 50/50 mix.Thanks.

              #8
              Lots of people use Heat and Bond for applique.

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                #9
                Thanks for all the input.
                I am going to try using some of M* paper on a sample and spray something else with heavy starch to try out. I am trying to use what I have on hand. If neither of these options work I will get some terial spray. I think I would like to have it as an option for other stuff.

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                  #10
                  Been using Sulky stablizers , so far they work well and not that expensive.
                  Gary,

                  "No regrets, only learning opportunities."

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                    #11
                    spray your starch on used dryer sheets then cut away whats not needed when you are done

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                      #12
                      I used Faultless Maxx spray starch heavily on a sample, smoke clear poly thread and a small zigzag, it worked just great. I did about half of the applique pieces before my ds came to borrow some yard equipment. I stopped and didn't go back but I was pretty pleased with the results I had so far.

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