Raw edge appliqué describes the process of creating fabric pictures using fusible web.
The secret to raw edge appliqué is this tool, the Applique Pressing Sheet. For many years, I would arrange my web backed fabric pieces on their background and hold my breath and apply the iron. Now I press my pattern pieces to this sheet and if I don't like the way they look, I can lift them up and put them somewhere else. This sheet is also perfect if you are following a raw edge appliqué pattern, like the one I used to make this Forget-Me-Not block.
I used this Dana Verringia pattern, the Appliqué Pressing Sheet and an iron to put this block together.
I completed all of my layered pieces first. I put them together in layers by first taking the paper back off the piece that would be on top and iron it to the piece it will be on.
Then I took the paper off of this piece and ironed it to the bottom piece. I did this with all of the flower and leaf pieces.
Then I placed Applique Pressing Sheet on top of the pattern. I placed the numbered pattern pieces on top of the sheet and pressed them down with a hot iron.
You can see that these flowers are numbered 11, 12 and 13. I put the flower labeled #11 first.
Then I added flower piece #12. I had to move this flower over a little to cover the stems. Sometimes you have to improvise.
Then I added flower piece #13.
When the piece was completely ironed to the Applique Pressing Sheet, I gently pulled it off the sheet.
You can see the pieces are glued together by the fusible web.
I then put the completed flower piece on the prepared background and ironed it in place.
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