Introducing the 2013 TQS Block of the Month designed by Sue Nickels and Pat Holly! It's called "TWO OF US" and was created by the two of them. The quilt measures 79" x 79" and was completed just in time for Houston.
Andree, I did turned-edge on mine for this very reason. Last year I did a Baltimore quilt using raw-edge applique and used both Steam-a-Seam2 and WonderUnder - they each performed the same for me, just like you are seeing with your product.
After I completed the applique stitching on the Baltimore quilt, I went back around every edge with tiny sharp applique scissors and snipped loose threads. Actually, it looks fine, but I haven't quilted or washed the quilt yet; so I can't give a final report on the success of the effort.
The instructions for Two of Us do specify applique stitch width and length - you might make a practice flower and experiment with your stitch width and length to see what you like the best, in terms of appearance vs. security.
Sorry I'm not more helpful - maybe others will have some tips for you.
I may be late in asking this question, but up until now, I thought it was "normal". However, now, I have my doubts...
I use Soft Fuse by Shades Textiles , and I followed the directions very carefully, as a few of you mentionned the importance. However, In a few instances, the edges of my appliqué were not quite sealed:
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I now have little lashed I have to cut...
Any idea? Am I too perfectionnist or does this happen normally?
If you have a tip to share, that would be most welcomed... Still a lot to appliqué....
(by the way, it gets worse when the needle comes closer to that point)
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