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    Freezer paper applique- Any tips?

    I am a complete beginner at freezer paper applique. I have used it once for a very large 21" diameter circle. I want to try this technique instead of needle turn applique which is not to my personal taste. I have seen you tube videos with freezer paper applique done with glue sticks, and also done with liquid starch. Would it work using Best Press instead of starch?

    Do you have any tips, tricks, you tube videos or clever hacks for a complete beginner?

    Thanks
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    Re: Freezer paper applique- Any tips?

    Check out this thread, lots of good info.

    http://forum.missouriquiltco.com/showthread.php?t=64794

    &

    http://forum.missouriquiltco.com/showthread.php?t=56017

    The couple of times I've done it (so I'm not a pro at it) I used regular starch and also sizing. I would think Best Press would work too. Basically you paint it on to get the edge wet and then turn it onto the freezer paper and press to dry it.

    I'm a klutz with a glue stick. I seem to get it on places (sewing machine, table, fingers) where it isn't needed.
    Last edited by snippet; August 22, 2016, 11:17 PM.

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      #3
      Re: Freezer paper applique- Any tips?

      I have never tried this method and am wanting to branch out. I did come across this blog which shows using freezer paper and aersol starch from a can that you spray into the lid and brush it on. This is the kind of starch I use, so I will be trying it out.
      http://euphoriajessica.blogspot.com/...-tutorial.html
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        #4
        Re: Freezer paper applique- Any tips?

        Lara Buccella has written a book - Crafted Applique. If you can get your hands on it, I highly recommend it.
        Several bloggers have talked about it and used her techniques. Check out this one
        http://www.mmmquilts.com/2016/05/cra...-giveaway.html
        Preeti
        http://sewpreetiquilts.blogspot.com/

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          #5
          Re: Freezer paper applique- Any tips?

          Hi Denise, This site has freezer paper method....scroll down the page a little. There are several videos. Hope this is helpful.

          http://www.shinyhappyworld.com/2016/...-applique.html
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            #6
            Re: Freezer paper applique- Any tips?

            Hmm, I came across a video when I was looking for needleturn applique where a lady used a plastic template and cinched the fabric around quickly with a basting stitch and then pressed and slipped out the template. I'm going to look for it, I'm sick and have nothing to do.

            Best Press could work, you'd have to try it. Possibly it wouldn't have the extreme stiffness. Cheapest would be a little pot of home made starch mixed up every time.

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              #7
              Re: Freezer paper applique- Any tips?

              Found the video! She used heat resistant plastic but doesn't say what it is or where to get it. Someone here would likely know. And for starch she mixes liquid starch with water to her preferred consistency.
              https://youtu.be/XoocCGd-FzU

              Also, for freezer paper I've seen two sheets ironed together to make a much stiffer and longer lasting template.

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                #8
                Re: Freezer paper applique- Any tips?

                I have used the freezer paper method. You want to be able to pull the paper out of the shape once you have appliqued it down. If the template is stiff, it won't come out of the little places and you will have paper left in your project. Most of the time, the freezer paper appliques are a single use item used for guiding the shape while you stitch. For me it was sort of like needle turn with training wheels.
                Freezer paper wouldn't make the best long term use template. I don't know how it would work for English Paper Piecing projects, as I have not gone down that road.
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                  #9
                  Re: Freezer paper applique- Any tips?

                  Originally posted by stitchwishes View Post
                  Found the video! She used heat resistant plastic but doesn't say what it is or where to get it. Someone here would likely know. And for starch she mixes liquid starch with water to her preferred consistency.
                  https://youtu.be/XoocCGd-FzU

                  Also, for freezer paper I've seen two sheets ironed together to make a much stiffer and longer lasting template.
                  I would guess she's using something like "Templar Template Plastic Sheets"s:

                  http://www.quiltandsewshop.com/product/templar/notions

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                    #10
                    Re: Freezer paper applique- Any tips?

                    Thanks for all the links. I'm learning.
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                      #11
                      Re: Freezer paper applique- Any tips?

                      I use glue stick. If you tip the stick and just use the edge you have "less mess". Roxanne's Glue Baste-It is also a good product.

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