I like two different kinds of fusible webbing. The First one is called Soft Fuse, which is very light weight and easy to use, can be found at your favorite quilt store. Soft Fuse, is a great product, but it does not have the double stickiness like Lite Steam-A-Seam 2 Double-Stick Fusible Web or my other favorite fusible webbing. The other fusible webbing I like to use for applique is made by Floriani called "Appli-Kay Wonder". After you peel off the paper after you press to piece to the fabric you will have a tacky fusible side to lay on your fabric and hold the piece to the fabric, plus you can move the pieces to the over and over again, until you press it fully to the fabric with your iron. The only thing I don't like about the Floriani "Appli-Kay Wonder” it is a little harder to get and little more expensive, but well worth it. These are just recommendation, please feel free to use your favorite brand fusible webbing and make sure you follow the manufactures recommendations.
Once you have got your favorite webbing, it is time to transferring you pattern pieces to it using the light box technique. If you do not have a light table you can make a make shift light table Using a window, or glass table with a lamp.
Place the pattern pieces facing down and trace them on the paper side of the fusible webbing. Having the pattern pieces facing down will make sure that the pattern pieces are reversed on the fusible webbing. Tracing the pattern shapes, sewing lines and placement numbers, leaving about ¼” around each piece. Once the pattern are all traced you will need to carefully cut the pieces leaving the ¼” around pattern pieces.
Note if you want to do the 5” Yo-Yo Hat and the Zig-Zag hair you will not have to make the fusible webbing templates, you will just have to make templates out of pieces of paper. There is an optional hair template and 2 ½” hat circle templates how prefer a different look.
Tomorrow, we will go through the preparing the backing and placements.
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