How To Applique Letters

How To Applique Letters - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

– Supplies –

HeatnBond or Wonder Under
Pen and Marker

The first thing that I do is find my font.
I get my fonts from

Then I size it on my computer writing program and print it out.

I use the same piece of paper through all my printing tests. 🙂

Now if you’ve never done this before, you feel like you should cut the letters out, but DON’T! 🙂
Cutting is a terrible on your hands (if you’re like me) so let’s only cut once.

If your ink is very dark and shows through the back well, you will not need to do this next step.
Someday I will have a new printer and can skip this next step as well.

Turn your paper over and outline the letters with a dark marker.
I usually use a permanent marker since it’s so dark.

Now we are going to trace the letters onto the HeatnBond or Wonder Under.
Trace your letters onto the paper. Make sure to put the letters pretty close to each other.

I am doing two different fabrics, so I grouped my letters
by which fabric they were going to be ironed onto.

Now we iron our HeatnBond or Wonder Under to our fabric.
Leave the iron on for only a few seconds.

Next cut our your letters.

Now get your fabric that you are going to put your letters on out.
Peel the paper off of the letter and place the letter on your fabric where you want it.

Next iron the letter onto the fabric.
I generally iron for about 8 seconds or longer.
Follow the instructions on your HeatnBond or Wonder Under.

Now you are all finished!
Very easy, huh?

How To Applique Letters - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Now if you plan on stitching on the letter, make sure to get HeatnBond Lite.
In non-stitched appliqueing you would use the HeatnBond Ultrahold.

If you would like additional pictures on how to applique letters, visit our Baby Name Quilt: Tutorial.

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  1. Laura
    Posted September 14, 2011 at 9:47 am | Permalink

    Love as well!

  2. Kelly
    Posted September 15, 2011 at 5:42 am | Permalink

    Wonderful tip on tracing the letter onto the HeatBond! I always cut out my letters first and then cut them again once they are on the HeatBond. This saves me a step and saves my hands too! Thanks! Time to go make a Halloween Banner!

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