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lcmnichols
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Date: 8/2/12 8:52 PM

I recently did an applique with fabric that looks wavy / rippled after being washed. The fabric was prewashed in advance and I used a tear away stabilizer. I was wondering if using interfacing on the back of the fabric would've given it more support and preventing it from having a ripped appearance after washing. Anyone had experience with this?

clt3
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Date: 8/3/12 7:24 AM

I use heat 'n bond light on the back of all of my applique fabrics. What did you stitch the applique to? If it was stitched to any knit fabric, like a tee shirt, you need to use a cut-away stabilizer.

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lcmnichols
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Date: 8/4/12 2:13 PM

The applique was stitched to knit fabric. I have some Heat n Bond but it is medium. Do you think this will work?

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Date: 8/4/12 2:33 PM

The only Heat 'n Bond that you should sew thru is the light according to the instructions. You CAN sew thru the other weights but it'll gum up your needle & it may cause skipped stitches. If you're not sewing the applique on, any weight will work as long as you're happy with the weight/stiffness.

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Date: 8/5/12 7:13 AM

The light is much better for this purpose. Did you wash the knit fabric that you appliqued to? You need to also do that and use a polymesh cut away stabilizer.

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Babylock Evolve, 2 Featherweights ,Pfaff Creative Performance,Janome Coverpro 1000CPX






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