rondie wrote:Hi Margo, I have searched around the internet and as I said found a glue here in australia but could not find any of the fusibles you mention. On the Shoppe page there is something called Misty Fuse I have found a supplier here for that would that be okay to use
Rondie, the foundations I'm using are NOT fusible products. They are just fiberous foundations and when washed, they disolve into just loose fibers (you can see the photo in my webshots album).
Misty Fuse is a fusible web. It will remain in the applique. Of all the fusible webs on the market, I think that Misty Fuse is probably one of the softest after the quilt is washed. However, it does not come with a paper backing. You need to transfer the design by using parchment paper, which is sold at grocery stores near the freezer paper. It will NOT give you a stiff edge to use for turning the edges of your applique, but it could be used for raw edge applique. For that you would simply cut out the finished shape and iron it in place. The edges would still need to be secured with some kind of stitching. It would be used sort of like Ricky uses Steam-A-Seam II, then satin stitch the raw edges.