Laser Cut Kits: Hassle Free Elegance
Hassle Free elegance is yours...
....for a fraction of the effort with our laser kits cut by the experts at Westfield Laser Cut Designs. Our beautiful designs in fabulous fabric combinations chosen by the designer. Many kits feature the wonderful fabrics of Island Batik.
Your kit comes already fused and cut, with everything to create the reverse appliqué top, including the binding. They are packaged with complete instructions for you to layer and Appli-quilt.
When you open the package, lay the fabrics out flat. You may need to lightly, spot iron the paper side of the fused top to remove the creases. Always use a dry iron. I also suggest you iron the background fabric to remove the folding creases.
Lay the background fabric right side up.
Next, peel the paper carefully off the wrong side of the fused top. Lay the top, fused side down on the right-side of the background fabric, easing it to lay flat.
Then iron your layers together with a press and hold touch. I always start in the middle and work my way out, pressing the iron down, holding for several seconds, then lift the iron to the next spot and repeat. In minutes you are done.
If you want to Appli-quilt(See steps 3 and 4 of our Machine Applique: Appli-quilting tutorial), layer your fused fabrics with batting and backing now. Machine appliqué around the raw edges.
You can RAW EDGE APPLIQUÉ, as in the picture to the right of Victorian Urn table runner, colourway C.
SATIN STITCH as on the Enchanted Evening table runner, colourway B pictured on the left.
...try a MACHINE BLANKET STITCH through all the layers as in the picture to the right.
If you don't want to Appli-quilt, then machine appliqué the raw edges with the same choice of stitches mentioned above before layering. After you have appliquéd, then you will want to layer and quilt.
Focus most of your quilting inside the design elements on the background fabric. This will highlight the reverse nature of the design causing the background fabric to recede and the top to pop.
You are ready to receive all the compliments.
Shhh...don't tell them it was a kit. Just say thank you with your Cheshire Cat smile.
Hearts & Fleurs table runner, colourway A with fabrics from La Bamba by Island Batik.