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Fantastic fusible applique with HeatnBond Light

 

Yesterday, I shared with you the material list and cutting information for the Magical Mushrooms table runner I’m working on this week. Did I say work? It’s all fun when using Banyan Batiks Daisy Chain fabric!!

I love fusible applique and I encourage everyone to try it! It’s quick and simple.

The advantage of using batiks for your fusible applique is that the thread content is high and allows for a crisp edge to your applique pieces.

Step 1 Trace mushroom templates onto the paper side of the fusible using a pencil.

You’ll need to cut the following from the templates provided:

  • 4 mushroom tops
  • 2 mushroom undersides (the dark gray in my sample)
  • 4 mushroom stalks
  • 4 grass

Step 2 Using paper scissors, cut around the templates at about ¼”, you don’t have to be exact at this point.

 

After tracing the templates onto the paper side of fusible, cut outside the pencil line.
After tracing the templates onto the paper side of fusible, cut outside the pencil line.

 

 

Click on the picture to download PDF
Click on the picture to download PDF

 

Step 3 Fuse your template pieces onto the reverse side of the fat quarters you selected, in my case, I’m using Banyan Batiks Daisy Chain and batiks don’t have an obvious right or wrong side!

You’ll notice that I removed the excess fusible in the center of each applique. I do this to allow for less stiffness in the final project. This is a personal choice, you may proceed as you usually do with fusible applique.

 

Template parts after fusing to chosen fabrics
Template parts after fusing to chosen fabrics

 

Step 4 Cut out template pieces on the drawn pencil line.

 

Mushroom templates trimmed on the pencil line in preparation for fusing to background
Mushroom templates trimmed on the pencil line in preparation for fusing to background

 

Step 5 As the instructions indicate and using the picture at the end of this post as a guide, press the applique pieces on one at a time as indicated, removing the paper backing as you go.

 

Instructions for HeatnBond Light
Instructions for HeatnBond Light

 

 

One unit of the mushroom applique
One unit of the mushroom applique

 

 

Completed top ready for quilting
Completed top ready for quilting

 

Whew! That was a lot of fun! Take a break and get ready for tomorrow… straight line applique on Banyan Batiks Daisy Chain applique pieces!

 

This is part 2 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 1: Marvelous Mushroom Magic with Banyan Batiks Daisy Chain

Tania has been a quilty creator for over 20 years. She loves to make quirky quilts ranging from a bowl of ramen to a Christmas turkey or a fruitcake. She has not yet found a subject that she wouldn't like to see rendered as a quilt. Her current focus is on food quilts and her work has been featured in magazines such as Cottage Life, Make Modern, Gastro Obscura and SBS (a food network in Australia). Her creative interests also include illustration, painting, and crocheting. There is nothing she likes better than to try something new. Tania believes curiosity in all things is key to a creative life.

7 Comments

  1. Cheryl Germain

    Thank you for the info, you make it seem easy!

  2. Debbie Erickson

    I love learning new skills! Thanks for the tutorial.

    • You’re welcome Debbie… I hope seeing the process step by step is helpful!

  3. Jenny Zak

    I enjoyed seeing this and learning more about applique

    • Thanks Jenny, there are so many ways to applique… something for everyone!

  4. Vicki Hibbs

    I love these mushrooms! So playful yet perfect for my living room . Thank you so much!

    • You’re very welcome Vicki… I’m so glad you liked them.

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