Apliquick tools or Stylus
Apliquick one sided fusible stabilizer
Starch based water soluble fabric glue pen
This method is very precise, fast and easy. Appliqué shapes are drawn right side up onto the fusible side of the stabilizer; no confusing tracing designs in reverse. Two stainless steel tools or a stylus are used to hold and fold over the seam allowance of the appliqué shape fused to a lightweight stabilizer. The seam allowance is glued onto the wrong side of the stabilizer and remains behind the appliqué shape.
Trace appliqué shapes onto the shiny fusible side of the Apliquick stabilizer. Leave space between shapes to create an auditioning window in the stabilizer sheet. Do NOT add any press-over allowance. Use a soft leaded pencil so as to not tear the stabilizer. Dash the line where the shape will go underneath another. The dashed portion will not be pressed over.
Cut the shape out directly on the traced line. Leave the dashed line visible.
Number or letter the dull side of the stabilizer shapes to keep track of your pieces.
Tape the cuts in the stabilizer sheet to keep it intact. This becomes the auditioning window. Number or letter the cut-out that corresponds to the shape.
Place the auditioning window on the fabric.Move it around until you find the right spot.
Place the stabilizer shape into the cutout and remove the auditioning window.
With a white chalk marking pencil, trace around Apliquick shape, leaving 3/16" press over allowance. Cut out fabric shape on traced line.
Iron the shiny side of the stabilizer shape onto the wrong side of the fabric.
Place the appliqué shape wrong side up. Apply fabric glue on the seam allowance overlapping the fusible stabilizer.
Hold the fabric with the pronged tool and turn the edge over onto the fusible with the beveled pressing tool making sure the fold comes right to the edge of the stabilizer.
For tight curves, make many tiny gathers at the curve, using the double pointed end of the beveled tool. If it is not smooth enough, use the pointed end of either tool to fold out any ridges or bumps and then press down with the beveled edge until smooth.
Allow to dry and arrange on background fabric and appliqué down.