Friday, September 03, 2010



Handy dandy...


A couple years ago, Sandy gave me the neatest little applique "tool." It is called the Applique Pressing Sheet, by Bear Thread Designs. I LOVE it! What is it and what does it do? Well, it is basicly an opaque sheet of teflon. You lay your applique pieces on it- after they have the iron-on adhesive applied and the paper removed from the back- and press them together directly on the sheet. Allow the sheet to cool and you can peel the entire ironed unit off- ready to be pressed onto your fabric in a very easy way. No more shifting of the pieces when you lay it on your fabric and the applique ending up where you don't want it. Because it is opaque, you can match the pieces up with a drawn pattern- just place the pattern under the sheet! It really helped when I was making all those flowers for my wreath wallhanging- I just ironed all the layers and the flower centers together and then peeled them off. Now it was easy to decide exactly which flowers I wanted where. A 13x17" sheet runs around $16-18 and is a very helpful aid when appliquing. Have a great day!

3 comments:

Peni said...

Such happy little petals...make me smile. Almost makes me want to applique.....

Isobel said...

Oh. Dear!! Another little gadget I would like to have....Love the little flowers. Wouldn't those look sweet in pink on a baby quilt for a little girl. I have to go to a baby shower for a little girl in about a week and was thinking about doing a quilt.

Shasta said...

These flowers are beautiful!