How to Reduce Stiffness in Fusible Applique

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An Easy Method That Creates Pliable Motifs!

Fusible applique is a wonderful technique that most quilters have employed at one time or another. It’s a relatively quick and easy process for completing many types of applique projects.

It does have one drawback, however, which is that the fusible web adds stiffness to the finished piece. That’s usually not a problem for pillows, wall quilts, tote bags and similar projects. However, it can detract from the cuddle factor in larger quilts.

How to Reduce Stiffness in Fusible Applique

Judi Madsen from Green Fairy Quilts (whose quilting we’ve long admired!), has a great tip for producing more flexible fusible applique. She uses Heat’n Bond Lite and the method demonstrated in the following video.

Give this a try the next time you’re making a quilt with fusible applique. You’re sure to like the end result.



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