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CAT - Got Wonder Under and Wondering??
Cut paper shapes out for Candy Dishes, then??
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Date: 7/20/13 9:15 PM

Ok I am SO lost I cut the template paper shapes for the Candy Dishes out - and I bought Wonder Under with the paper backing stuff... Got my fabric's together... but now what???

Amazing I don't have any white for the Candy background, but then the white Candy dishes wouldn't show so I've some black for the background - Is that ok??

man o man here I start Applique trying



oh it's on this page called Sugar Rush (a pdf download FREE)

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Date: 7/20/13 10:15 PM

Well, first thing to decide, will each piece of fabric be used for more than one thing? If yes, iron the wonder under to a piece of fabric big enough for ALL your pieces you want to get out of it.

Trace your pattern onto the paper of the wonder under. Cut out the fabric with the fused wonder under attached to it. Peel off the paper backing- iron to background!

Make sure you trace your pattern pieces onto the wonder under ALL facing the same way, ie rightside down or rightside up. SOmetimes the pattern will say on it which side to put up/down.

I LOVE a black background, makes everything just POP on it!

I want lots of pictures! That is an adorable pattern!

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Date: 7/20/13 10:16 PM

Ok already learned do NOT do #1 Wonder Under - Fuse to rear of fabric - Heck I used WAY too much! I'll be making candy dish lids the next 15 quilts!!!!! geeze....

Ok now step #2 trace onto backing paper and cut out *sigh* I think this should be sort of reversed? Wasted too much Wonder doing onto fabric 1st, almost the whole sheet... my o my this will be different

Looked in Quilters Finished projects and see you don't always use white for back ground - How do you determine what color thread to Satin Stitch with?

My candy dish Lids are white with grey dots, the Candy Dish is from Candy Fabric... all fused onto a black with soft grey swirly lines - So I would use black thread to hide the Satin stitches on the dish tops? hmm but that will put black around all the edges...

But if I use white for the satin stitches it will make the lids look deformed hmmmm Maybe I'll just cut this out and wait for tomorrow when you are up and can look at this

ok 27 lids to trace and cut - fun for a Saturday night wheeeeee

;-Debbie

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Date: 7/21/13 5:52 AM

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Well, first thing to decide, will each piece of fabric be used for more than one thing? If yes, iron the wonder under to a piece of fabric big enough for ALL your pieces you want to get out of it.



Trace your pattern onto the paper of the wonder under. Cut out the fabric with the fused wonder under attached to it. Peel off the paper backing- iron to background!



Make sure you trace your pattern pieces onto the wonder under ALL facing the same way, ie rightside down or rightside up. SOmetimes the pattern will say on it which side to put up/down.



I LOVE a black background, makes everything just POP on it!



I want lots of pictures! That is an adorable pattern!

Ohhh Thank you!! Other than using too much wonder under, I've got all 30 Candy dish bottoms and tops traced on the paper back which is pressed to the wrong side of the white with soft grey dots for the "glass" effect.

I am OhMyGawd so excited!! Zoomed in on that pattern and I could see they used a grey thread for their satin stitches.

Looked really close at every candy dish and picked out my 7 fabrics for the inside candy and made a schematic of which dish goes where 5:45 am and I'm still up playing! Ok this is more fun then I thought but dang those candy lids and bottoms are SMALL!

Right, got to take photo's as I go along this mystery tour into the unknown applique world!

:-Debbie

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Date: 7/21/13 7:29 AM

I do it a little differently I trace the design first then fuse it to the fabric, making note also if you have to reverse the pattern. Usually for patterns directing you to use fusible the patterns are already reverse as in the case of Edtya Sitar patterns

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Date: 7/21/13 10:25 AM

Deb you don't HAVE to use a satin stitch! You can use a blanket stitch, and that makes the stitching more inconspicuous. The fusible is what's attaching the fabric when you use wonder under, not the stitching so much.

Wolf, that makes a LOT of sense to me to trace the pattern first! I usually use Misty Fuse, no paper backing, so I am used to fusing onto fabric first. I trace right onto the fabric once the misty fuse is on.

SAVE your leftover fabric with the wonder under on it! You can use it for your NEXT applique project.

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Date: 7/21/13 6:49 PM

Ok a learning how to Applique sew along wheee

1st pictures - Remember Limited trailer space so I'm thankful the center aisle in kitchen has a pull out side I think some people eat on this?? Great for holding extra fabric and a hot iron too lmbo!

Fuse Wonder Under onto bottom of fabric - Cut out Candy Dish lids and bottoms from the paper templates - TRACE all them (7 of this shape, 8 of that) onto the Paper side of the Wonder Under. Cut, Cut, good scissors a must to get into those tiny corners.




Pick out the Candy that will be the inside of the dishes - NUMBER then Then I arranged like the picture and had to change a few prints to suit me.... Ready to fuse the back of the candy gummy, spots, donut Charms, then trace and cut the Candy whoo hooo!




Of course under the Strict supervision of Sandia aka Sandy Baby!



Like Portland and George, Sandy and I are not to be separated!

:-Debbie

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Date: 7/22/13 8:03 AM

Ok here is what I did over night and what I learned

Before fusing *hint* IF you can't see the FRONT of your fabric when arranging it is done WRONG!!! and won't be my last mistake

Thinking I was ready to fuse and sew (note the candy isn't quite as Clear! *see HINT above*




So... After using spray basting, Tops and Bottoms got fused and I attempted satin stitching/applique stitches per Pfaff manual




Question? Why did the fabric get kind of wavy? Will this come out when I iron?

HOW to get Wonder Under OFF (a) the iron, and (b) the fabric done wrong :-) ??


My first one -- Ooops got the lid askew!



3rd one in the row - Love straight lines!



Last one - But how to fill in those bottom edges? How to make the curves and overall how the heck to make this look cleaner??



Thanks everyone! Best make 1 with all my mistakes then buy more Wonder Under and really make one to give

:-Debbie

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Date: 7/22/13 8:56 AM

Why are you spray basting? shouldn't have to do that with fusibles that's the point. Also might be using too hot an iron. Once you fuse it down it should be smooth.

Deb does your machine have a blanket stitch? That's a stitch that sews along the edge of your design and every 2 or three stitches takes a stitch across. It uses a lot less thread and looks barely there not taking away from your design. I mostly thing of the satin stitching for appliques for clothing.
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Date: 7/22/13 9:37 AM

OH ok I'll have a look! Wandering the internet I realized since the wonder under on the candy dishes was done wrong, I had no stablizer on those... ugh. Then my tension seems too tight, need a new needle and ?? In general I can see where I was pulling or tugging on the fabric to get into those curves.

Now I've read how to rotate inner and outer curves! This will be my "test" - I'll put this row on the bottom and get better as there are 2 more to go for this design

Should I put a stablizer under since the candy dishes are ALL without Wonder under? yeah I fused them to the front instead of the back, so had to peel that mess off - BUT I did all the lids and bottoms right :-) So those fuse good to the fabric. hmm alot to learn - Blanket stitch ok getting my book back out

Thanks Wolf!!

*edited* I have no blanket stitch listed, but is that like a blind hem? Am using my Pfaff Hobby with the embroidery stitch (looks like a satin stitch), but no blanket stitch mentioned! Also have the Pfaff Tiptroic and my computerized Viking with me. But, I'm thinking...

(a) tension set way too tight
(b) Probem - no stablizer under candy - fused wonder under to "right" side of fabric so had to peel off and use spray baste
(c) forgot to put in new needle
(d) I pulled too much during sewing and didn't pivot enough
(e) have no clue what the heck I'm doing!!

What else is like a Blanket stitch? Missing the book for the Tiptronic so no idea what she can do.

thanks
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