Create dazzling projects without all the fuss using precut applique shapes including laser cut applique kits! There's no need to cut or use templates, all you need to do is iron on these fusible shapes and add stitching for amazing results. With lots of fun precut applique shape designs & themes to choose from, we've got everything you need to make quilting magic happen! Learn more in this easy guide.
Precut appliqué shapes, laser cut applique kits, fusible applique... these terms may sound a bit intimidating, but fear not! You’ll come to find that applique projects and applique quilts are heaps of fun. So, what is a laser cut applique kit? It’s simply pre cut applique shapes (or pre cut fabric shapes) that are already in the shape you need and have pre-applied fusible webbing on the back of each one. Laser cut fabric shapes are great because they are much more precise than cutting it out by hand. Not to mention, laser cut fusible appliques save you so much cutting time!
You can use precut fusible applique shapes to customize just about any project however you wish - we have many packs of pre cut appliques to choose from! Or, you might want to browse our selection of pre cut applique quilt kits, which include everything you need to make an entire applique project. In particular, we recommend checking out our selection of SewWild laser cut applique quilt kits, which use gorgeous batiks to create stunning animal portraits using the "quilt by number" method.
So how do you apply fabric applique? Well, it’s super easy if you’re using pre cut appliqué shapes, and remember—you can always cut them out yourself if you find a pattern you like. But when using laser cut pre fused applique pieces, all you need to do is iron the fusible side to the “wrong” side of your chosen fabric, then after that you pick your stitching! If you’re wondering what stitch do you use for applique? Most quilters recommend the zig zag stitch or a blanket stitch.
Do you quilt before or after applique? Another good question! There is no right or wrong applique technique because it depends on the project itself. If your project is small and simple, quilting it before adding your precut applique shapes might be easier compared to a larger project. With bigger applique projects and applique quilts, many quilters recommend a quilt-as-you-go method so that you can tackle one section at a time.
Want to learn more applique techniques and become familiar with pre-cut applique projects? Visit Missouri Star Academy! You’ll find a whole online class dedicated to applique, where you can learn tips on how you do applique on a quilt, how to hand applique, and much more.
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