Happy Saturday Everyone! We are having a lazy day here in the camper. Legos, cartoons, and lots of sewing! One of my favorite sewing techniques is to use appliqué.
It is such a versatile and unique way of quilting and crafting. This is a trick I use often. Not only for quilting, but also for the felt pieces used in the Quiet Books I sell on Etsy.
I really love the clean and crisp lines this technique gives the pieces. It can be used for any type of fabric and is really user friendly. Start off by either printing your images off the computer or hand drawing them. When using letters, I usually print them using Microsoft Word.
Place a piece of Freezer Paper over the top of your letters/shapes, paper side up and wax side down. Trace the outline edge of what you would like to cut.
Freezer Paper can be purchased almost anywhere! I bought mine at the grocery store. You get 150 square feet for less than $5. That is going to last me a lifetime!
Place your shapes wax side down on your fabric or felt. Iron them on Med-High heat with NO steam. If using felt, do not hold the iron in one place too long or you will melt it.
Then simply cut around the edges you drew. The freezer paper peels away very easily.
Make sure to save your now cut pieces of freezer paper because you can use them over and over again! Also notice that the second time you are able to use only 1 sheet of felt vs. 2!
I really hope you enjoyed this technique! I couldn't believe the difference it made once I began using it. My edges are clean, precise and, so professional looking!
Thank you for letting me share this with you! I love to hear from you so be sure to comment below with how you liked it or other tips and tricks!