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Re: Freezer paper

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Betty Bowen (bbowen.ok.us)
Tue, 2 Mar 1999 11:21:47 -0600


Freezer paper is also excellent for making large textile pieces. You can cut
your shapes out of any light to medium weight fabric - from organdy to
upholstery fabric, and iron it on, even with a layer or two of quilt batting
in-between -(in this order - paper, batting, fusible webbing, fabric). Then
you can machine stitch zigzag around the shape right at the edge, since the
freezer paper provides the support.
THEN, after peeling the paper off the back, you can attach it to your
foundation, overlapping as you like, with hand-stitching or aleene's tacky
craft glue. You can get the look of complex machine applique without having
an industrial sewing machine. I made a 6 ft x 14 ft vertical piece for a
church this way involving around 40 different fabrics.

Betty