Quilting Makes the Quilt" only with very dark fabrics!
I've been needing more samples for classes and guess where the videos will go???
But before I run off spoiling all the surprises I'm planning for the 1 year celebration sale, lets talk about the applique flowers within each block of this sampler quilt:
All of the shapes are being secured to the blocks with Steam-a-Seam 2 lite. This lightweight fusible web lightly sticks to fabric, allowing me to place each piece and fiddle with the layout even when the quilt is up on my design wall.
Once all the pieces are placed, it's a very easy process of pressing them down with a hot iron, then turning on the steam and giving it a last blast before everything gets fused permanently in place.
I love Steam-a-Seam 2 Lite because it's one of the most lightweight AND easy to use fusible webbing available.
Here are the directions on how to use it:
- Trace appliqué design in reverse on one paper side (one side is designed to come away easier than the other. Trace on the side that stays on the fusible.
- Stick the sheet of steam-a-seam 2 lite to the wrong side of your material, pressing for 2-5 seconds with a hot, dry iron.
- Cut out fabric and fusible together along the traced line.
- Peel off the remaining paper and position the applique on your project.
- Press for 10-20 seconds with steam on the cotton setting. Increase fusing for lower heat. Reheat if necessary.
When fusing the flowers on my heart flower quilt, I first fused from the top, then flipped the whole quilt over and pressed it again from the back.
This ensures all the shapes will stay perfectly in place while I machine applique them down.
Now I'm off to go add the borders and start appliqueing these pretty flowers! If you'd like to learn more about Steam a Seam 2 Lite, please click here for more information.
Let's go quilt!