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Old 08-02-2011, 12:56
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Default Re: How do I get my shirt to not pucker?

When I used to do appliques I used a tear away stabilizer on the back while sewing the satin stitch (I used my machine rather than hand sew). Maybe that would help you?

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Old 08-02-2011, 05:57
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Default Re: How do I get my shirt to not pucker?

You can definitely use a stabilizer on the back-it couldn't hurt. Also make sure you prewash the applique fabric and the shirt before cutting and sewing. And definitely check into which heat n bond you are using like Jennybear said.

Oh and like Wendy I find it easier to machine stitch
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Old 08-03-2011, 12:31
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Default Re: How do I get my shirt to not pucker?

A stabilizer will help. Usually they are put on the back of the material. There are many kinds to choose from. Some of them are iron on and will wash away when you are finished. You can squirt water on them or dip it in water to disolve the stabilizer. I think if you hand sew it you would be better off with a kind that sticks to the back of the material. Freezer paper can be used as a stabilizer. The shiny side can be ironed onto fabric and it will stick to it then tear away when finished. It works better if you are going to use a machine because it is so stiff.
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Old 08-03-2011, 08:42
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