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Floral Applique

create your own applique

Use an applique pressing sheet & fusible web for easy no-sew applique projects.


Also see: no sew applique



Instructions



Create intricate applique quickly and easily! Iron fusible web onto the wrong side of fabric, cut out your pieces and remove the backing, then use an applique pressing sheet to fuse the pieces together. They will stick to each other - not to the sheet! Then, simply peel your new applique off the sheet and iron it to your project. The applique pressing sheet is transparent, so patterns show through from beneath. Detailed, layered applique made easy.

Fully illustrated instructions plus our free pattern.

Use fusible web to bond your new applique to card stock, fabric etc.

For Card Making: shrink this pattern to a size that will fit onto your card.


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Supplies
Fabric
One 8.5" x 11" piece of background fabric.

Scraps of fabric for flowers, leaves, and flower pot. I used two different floral prints, two green prints for grass/stems, and a dark green print for leaves. You can use small, medium and large floral prints if you wish. The key is to have various shapes and sizes of flowers. Use what looks good to your eye. Try to choose prints with complete flowers to cut out. I added a butterfly, which makes a nice touch. You can add bugs, trim, grass around the base, etc. Experiment with your own designs.

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Applique Pressing Sheet
This is a special type of sheet used for creating detailed appliques. The pattern is placed on a working surface. The pressing sheet is placed on top of the pattern, which can be seen through the sheet. Applique pieces are placed on the pressing sheet. When pieces are bonded with fusible web, they will stick to one another, but not to this sheet (they slightly stick - just enough to stay in place). When the applique is finished it is easily peeled off the sheet and is ready to iron onto your background fabric.

Fusible Web (or heat activated adhesive)
I used our Heat N Bond LITE

PRE-WASH ALL FABRIC. Do NOT use fabric softener. Washing will remove any sizing, which will allow for a stronger bond.


Pattern

Our patterns download as pdf files. For instructions on downloading pdf files,
go to: pdf instructions.

Applique Pattern
Download the pattern to use as a guide. Print 2 copies. You will use one for placement of pieces. Use the other for a pattern for the flower pot pieces.

CUT FABRIC PIECES

Cut fabric pieces large enough for your flowers, leaves, flower pot pieces, etc. Cut pieces of fusible web (heat activated adhesive) large enough to fit your fabric pieces.


ADD FUSIBLE WEB TO YOUR FABRIC PIECES

These are the instructions for our Heat N Bond LITE: Using a dry iron set on the "silk" setting, iron the rough side to the WRONG side of the fabric for approximately 2 seconds. You will be ironing on the paper side.
iron fusible web


CUT OUT FLOWERS, LEAVES, STEMS/GRASS, TRIM ETC.

Cut out all the little pieces you will need. Use the second copy of the pattern to cut out a pattern for the flower pot pieces.
flower pot pattern


LAY OUT / BOND PIECES

Lay down the 8.5" x 11" pattern. Lay the applique pressing sheet over the pattern. You will be able to see the pattern under the pressing sheet. Peel off the paper backing on the fabric pieces. Using the pattern as a guide, lay out your pieces in the following order:
1. Flower pot base
2. Stems / grasses
3. Flower pot top
4. Flowers
5. Leaves
6. Trim (butterfly etc.)

When happy with the placement, (for Heat N Bond) use a dry iron set to "silk" setting and iron down the pieces, pressing with the iron approximately 6-8 seconds. NOTE: Do this on an ironing board or other surface that can take some heat. The pressing sheet will protect surfaces, but I found that my cutting mat started to warp a bit when it was under my pressing sheet as I ironed (my iron was turned up higher than necessary at this point). The nice thing about Heat N Bond LITE is that it works with a LOW iron setting. If you are using another fusible web, follow the instructions for your product.
bonding stems


PEEL OFF COMPLETED APPLIQUE

Once you are happy with the finished applique, you can peel it off the pressing sheet. Carefully remove the applique, starting at one end and peeling it off slowly.

In this photo, I am actually holding the applique in my hand.
remove finished applique

Place the applique on your background fabric. Use a dry iron set to "silk" and press approximately 6-8 seconds. That's it! You can now finish the edges with fabric paint or stitching if you desire - if you want to ensure a strong hold (if your item will need to be washed often). I found this held up very well for my wall hanging project. In fact, I tried to remove one flower to change the placement and it wouldn't budge.




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