Fusible Web Appliqué Overview

Fusible web appliqué, or raw edge appliqué as some people call it, is the easiest form of appliqué, at least in my opinion. It's easy and fast and perfect for an appliqué beginner. The only thing you need to remember is that wrong is right! You are working with the wrong side of the fabric for your appliqué pieces, not the right side. Keep this in mind as you work through this technique and everything will turn out just fine.

 
 Fusible Web Appliqué used to construct designs in Tweet-Heart pattern by Chatterbox Quilts

Fusible Web Appliqué used to construct designs in Tweet-Heart pattern by Chatterbox Quilts

 

You don't need many tools to do fusible web appliqué: some fusible web, a marking pen or pencil (I like to use a Sharpie Extra Fine Point Permanent Marker) and the appliqué template. You just need to trace the appliqué shape onto the fusible web, cut the shape out and then press it to the wrong (back) side of the fabric. Next you cut the shape out exactly on the drawn line, remove the paper lining and iron the appliqué shape to the background fabric. Simple, isn't it?

To give you an idea of how to do this type of appliqué, please watch the video below or on my YouTube channel.

I use fusible web appliqué in all my patterns and the Community Quilt Along, which started yesterday, is also constructed with this easy technique. In fact, the sample I'm using in the video is part of the Community quilt. It's not too late to join me in this online quilt along, so if you are interested, you can find out more information about it here.

Have you tried fusible web appliqué? Let me know your thoughts on this simple technique in the comments below.

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