Thursday, November 19, 2009

More Applique with Texture Magic

I know I wrote about needle turn applique with Texture Magic on my October 30th post.
But today, I wanted to give a few more step-by-step ideas that I have learned as I've worked with this wonderful new product.
I have only worked with large pieces when needle turning items that have Texture Magic applied. Even with the added bulk from TM they have been easy to work with.
First apply Texture Magic to the back of fabric, and stitch with any type of stitch you desire.
I felt the straight lines would look nice for a basket design.
Follow directions for steaming and shrinking the Texture Magic to the fabric as shown on the package.
I like to use the freezer paper method of needle turn applique when working with large shapes.

Cut the desired shape onto your freezer paper. With the shiny side down, iron the freezer paper to the back of the textured fabric.
*You don't want the iron to touch the Texture Magic, or it will go brittle. Use an applique pressing sheet over the top. It allows the heat to go through to bond the freezer paper down, and at the same time protects the TM and the iron.

Once the freezer paper adheres to the fabric, you can cut out the extra 1/4" seam allowance around the pattern. Clip curves.

Pin the appliqued piece to your background fabric and follow the regular directions for needle turn applique.

I allowed a small opening at the bottom to pull out the freezer paper before stitching up the gap.
Any questions or comments? I'd love to see any projects you have done with applique and Texture Magic.


Nancy said...

Well this looks interesting. How does the Texture Magic work? Do you have to get the fabric wet after you apply it? Would love to learn more.

Thank you for sharing this!


Nanette Merrill said...

The dress is just darling with TM.

SewCalGal said...

Love these inspirational insights on using Texture Magic.


Sara said...

Those little appliqued dresses are just the cutest thing. I'm going to have to find some Texture Magic and give it a try.

Material Mary said...

Love that Kaffe fabric and what a neat idea to add a little interest to your projects!!

Unknown said...

I have heard only good thing about this product will definitely have to try it.

Cathie in UT said...

Is there someone in the Utah County area that would come to my bee and demo/do a trunk show about Texture Magic?
Let me know if so

Cathy @ CabbageQuilts said...

Wow, I can't believe you can applique with this's amazing and adds such a punch to the overall look, the dress looks fabulous. xo

Micki said...

What a wonderful look to the bag! The dress just looks so cute after using Texture Magic. Well done!