Saturday, July 25, 2015

Fabric + Freezer Paper Trick

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!


  1. Great results! Yes, Iove freezer paper too, not just for applique but for making great stencils for painting on fabric as well. Thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

  2. Great trick! I've always wondered about doing applique

  3. This is awesome! I can't even sew a button so I love that this doesn't require that!!! My girls will love cutting out the shapes with me!

  4. Great tip! I'm with Hilary--can't sew a thing!! Making shapes, numbers and letters will be awesome for my preschooler.

  5. That looks so good! I'm going to try this when I get some extra time. I could make a cute bag with an initial on the front.

  6. Looks like fun! And my soon-to-be wed son just asked me to make him some sort of Challah cover that has a new age, but home-made by mommy creative look...this technique is really getting me thinking....thank you!!!

  7. I absolutely love this! Pinned and tweeted. Thank you so much for bringing such a masterpiece to our party. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. We can’t wait to party with you! Lou Lou Girls