February 12, 2013

My current favorite brand of paper-backed fusible web is SoftFuse.

I carry it on my website and I take it with me to shows.

Yesterday I made a new little visual demo of how to use the product, to lay on the table for those who are unfamiliar with raw-edge fusible appliqué.

I thought, aha! I can take photos as I go and stick them up on the blog!

First trace the shape onto the paper side and roughly cut out, leaving a small margin outside the drawn line.

Cut right through the line and trim away the center of the template, leaving a ring of fusible in the shape of the motif.

Put the cut-away part with your stash of fusible scraps, for future use on a smaller motif.

Fuse the floppy shape to the back of your appliqué fabric, meeting the cut ends together.

Now cut out the shape on the drawn line, through the template and the fabric together.

Remove the paper backing, fuse to the background fabric, and stitch.

The flip side. I used a small blanket stitch and buried the thread tails under the line of stitching.

That’s the basics!

Until next time,


8 Responses to “Raw-edge fusible demo”

  1. Debbie St.Germain on February 12th, 2013 7:44 pm

    I have a few different types of fusibles, so I want to try each one on the same project, to see how I like them.


  2. admin on February 13th, 2013 7:51 am

    Debbie! Let us know the results!!


  3. Beverly Schueneman on April 18th, 2013 6:39 am

    I like Fus Web, but sometimes it doesn’t stick if I don’t sew it immediately. How long should I iron it to make it stick? Wonder Under says about 7 seconds.


  4. admin on April 18th, 2013 9:13 am

    Hi Beverly! I’m going to have to revert to that old chestnut, “Follow the manufacturer’s instructions.” Different brands can have different fusing times and iron temperatures. If your fusible doesn’t fuse, try fusing longer or adjusting up the heat on your iron. Or, try SoftFuse, it works like a charm.


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  6. Dorothy on January 3rd, 2016 11:07 pm

    I bought SoftFuse at your both at one of the shows you were at and loved it. I have been using it ever since. Thanks so much for the new pattern. Love your work.

  7. Kay on January 4th, 2016 9:15 am

    Dorothy, so glad you are enjoying using SoftFuse! Happy stitching!


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