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How to applique houses and landscapes with HeatnBond

by Robin Bogaert

Yesterday, I showed you how to prepare the circle pattern, cut out the background fabric and print out the Circle The Seasons Table Topper free pattern onto HeatnBond EZ Lite Print Iron-On Adhesive. Today, I’m playing with fabric and HeatnBond Lite Iron-On Adhesive to fuse all of the applique pieces for this project. It’s much like playing with a box of crayons except it’s with fabric.

  1. With a quilting ruler, small paper scissors and OLFA 28mm rotary cutter, cut out the pattern pieces from the HeatnBond EZ Print Lite Iron-On Adhesive pattern sheets.

4 pages of HeatnBond EZ Print Lite Iron-On Adhesive sheets with the Circle the Seasons Table Topper applique details printed on the paper side so that they are ready for cutting with paper scissors or an OLFA 28mm rotary cutter

Printed HeatnBond EZ Print Lite pattern sheets

2. Choose the fabric for the landscape pieces for each season. If you have novelty fabric to include for the flowers,                     sports balls, and quilt, make sure to fuse the wrong side of these fabrics. Dig through your stash and be creative; look             for different types of embellishments such as embroideries and buttons.

3. Using the freezer paper landscape pieces prepared in yesterday’s post, fuse them temporarily, shiny side down,             to the right side of each landscape piece.

       TIP Fuse each seasonal section one by one.

4. Fuse HeatnBond Lite Iron-On Adhesive to the wrong side of each piece of fabric with a hot iron. For each section of          the landscape, press for about 10 seconds; don’t slide the iron over the fabric pieces.

Packaging for the HeatnBond Lite 17” x 1yd

HeatnBond Lite Iron-On Adhesive package

5. After the adhesive has cooled and shows that it has adhered to the wrong side of the fabric (it will look shiny),                       remove the paper from the HeatnBond Using the freezer paper as a guide, cut out the landscape pieces accurately and             set them aside.

6. Choose the fabric for your houses, windows, doors, flowers, trees and clouds.

7. Using a hot iron, fuse the HeatnBond EZ Print Lite appliques, and glue the side to the wrong side of the fabric. Press           only, do not slide the iron; count to 10 seconds at each spot.

8. Cut out the appliques on the line printed side of the HeatnBond EZ Print Lite Remove the paper from the fabric.

9. Audition the fabric and place the applique pieces on the circle background. When you’re happy with the design,                     press it down carefully without moving the appliques so that the pieces are all fused well to the circle background                   (sky).

       TIP Before laying out the applique pieces, find the center of the background. I used a blue washout marker to section              off quadrants of the background to help place the applique shapes.

A quilting ruler and pencil lay on top of a blue fabric circle with 4 quadrants drawn out on it evenly

Finding the center and marking quadrants for each season

The house applique pieces with HeatnBond Lite Iron-On Adhesive fused to them

Fusing the applique fabric house pieces

The Circle The Season Table Topper with all applique fabric, landscapes, houses and details fused to the background

Appliques auditioned and fused with a hot iron

It’s all coming together now. We now have an understanding of the process of using the HeatnBond Lite Iron-On Adhesive family of products. Tomorrow it’s time to stitch, my favorite step. I’ll show you how I satin stitched, zigzag stitched, and thread-painted details onto this Circle the Seasons Table Topper with luxurious decorative, metallic, and invisible threads.

This is part 3 of 5 in this series

Go back to part 2: HeatnBond EZ Print Lite makes printing out applique patterns easy | How-to

Go to part 4: Create texture with thread painting and invisible thread | Applique FUN!


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