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Appliqué Assistants

To order, click on the hyperlinked item name which is underlined in the description. This will take you to our shopping cart where you can enter your zip code or country for an estimate of shipping.  Please note this is only an estimate - we will ship using the most economical method. We ship for free to a military address.

We accept American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa and Paypal. Questions? Visit our Help Desk, call 888-817-6577, fax 518-875-9401 or E-mail Kris

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Lite Heat n Bond

For Love of Springtime by Beth Helfter of EvaPaige DesignsLite Heat n Bond

This is a paper backed sheet of solid lightweight heat activated adhesive. You iron it on to the back of your fabric, then pull the paper off to create iron-on motifs.  It uses a low temperature & short pressing time so it allows for wider range of materials that can be bonded. HeatnBond Lite can be easily sewn through, making it ideal for appliques.  You can also use it in your ink jet printer to print labels or other items to be ironed on to garments or quilts.

Order a 17" x 45" yard package of Lite Heat n Bond for $2.99

The picture to the right is "For Love of Springtime" by EvaPaige designs.  Designer Beth Helfter prefers  Heat N Bond Lite because she likes the firm hold for her wall hangings. Read our article of Applique using Fusible Web here.


Print-N-FusePrint n' Fuse is a paper-backed adhesive that can be run through a standard inkjet printer. Save time by copying the images needed from the book or pattern directly onto the paper side of the adhesive sheets. FOR INK JET COPIERS AND PRINTERS ONLY. NOT FOR LASER PRINTERS.  Four sizes available:

Lapel Stick

Lapel Stick

First aid for fashion emergencies. A temporary, non staining fabric adhesive to secure shirt collars, hems & most fabrics. Each stick can cover up to 16.8yds of hemming, borders, ribbons etc. or 12 sq feet of fabric. Non-toxic safe for all fabrics, water soluble. 

Order a Lapel Stick for 4.99.

Click here for ideas on how to use this lapel stickClick here for ideas on how to use the lapel stick

Aleenes Tacky Glue Pen

Aleene's Tacky Glue Pen

Aleene's Tacky Glue Fast Drying Glue Pen is all-purpose glue that has a precision applicator that is great to use on paper, fabric, ribbon and scrapbook projects. Quick drying and dries clear, strong and permanent. Cleans up with soap and water. Non-toxic. .63 oz. 

Order a Tacky Glue Pen for 1.99.

YFusible ThreadLI Fusible Thread is a nice thing to have for temporarily holding applique or binding in place.  Order a 150 yard spool of Fusible thread for $6.50. 
Washaway Water Soluble ThreadWash- A-Way Water Soluble thread

This the perfect answer for machine and hand basting. This new water soluble thread is easier to handle when hand basting and stronger (less likely to fray or break) when machine basting. After completing project, just wash and your basting stitches dissolve away.

Invisible Thread

Sulky Invisible Polyester Thread
Available in two colorways, clear and smoke. .004mm

Order the 440 yard Clear Invisible Thread for $3.99


Having trouble threading your needle with invisible thread?  Try putting a regular thread with it and putting both through the eye of the needle.  You can remove the regular thread later. 

The Applique Pressing SheetApplique Pressing Sheet 

This  13" x 17" see-thru pressing sheet allows you to position your fabric pieces where you want them, then press over the sheet.  Adhesives won't stick to your iron!  Can be used for Fusing Applique, Pressing Cloth, Craft Sheet, Painting Surface, Ironing Board Protector, Craft Baking Sheet. Reusable double-sided sheet is made from ultra high temperature glass, it's non-stick surface coated with Polylon™.  

This reusable, double-sided, multi-purpose craft sheet is made from ultra high temperature glass coated with non-stick Polyon. Use for applying appliques, as pressing cloth and for heat setting. Promotes even heat and keeps colors from bleeding together. Easy-to-clean surface for hot glue guns, glue melts, wax designs, kids projects and more. Guaranteed for five years.

Order the Applique Pressing Sheet for $14.99  

Freezer Paper SheetsFreezer Paper Sheets

Quilters have been using freezer paper for years for designing your own stencils, making appliques, photo transfer backing, painting and myriad of other uses. Now available in a pre-cut 8 1/2" x 11" size perfect for computer printing paper.  These reusable sheets are specially coated for better adhesiveness to fabrics and to prevent rolling and curling. Works with very low heat. 

Order Freezer Paper Sheets for 8.95.  There are 30 sheets in a package.

Lightweight Fusible Interfacing

Lightweight fusible interfacing (yardage)

Fusible for sheer to lightweight fabrics. Blouses, all sheer garments. Crepe de chine, voile and handkerchief linen.  Ideal for T-shirt Quilts! 

Order a 20" wide yard of Fusible Interfacing for $2.35

Templar heat resistant Plastic for templates

Templar Plastic for templates.  

These six 8 1/2" x 11" sheets are heat resistant and can be ironed without melting. 

Order Templar Plastic Pkg of 6 for $15.25.

Thread Heaven

Thread Heaven A whole new thread conditioner and it out-performs other conditioners in every way. It prevents thread fraying and tangling, and makes thread glide through fabric with very little drag. Thread Heaven® reduces fraying and tangling in any thread, but is particularly effective for taming hard-to-use threads like silk, rayon, metallic threads and blending filament. 

Tip:  Thread Heaven® will last longer if it is periodically removed from its box and turned over to expose a clean surface. You may need to use the tip of your scissors to gently pry it from its box the first time, after that, it will be easy to remove. Turn it on its side and press it back into the box leaving the surface slightly above the tip. 

Order Thread Heaven to order for $3.30.

Glow in the dark ThreadNiteLite Extra Glow Polyester Glow In The Dark Thread 

This is a wonderful thread to embellish spooky quilts with!  It can serve as invisible thread in a pinch, too.  Just be careful - it glows in the dark for about 6 hours after being exposed to light, so you may find yourself chasing ghosts in your sewing room. Heat Resistant. Dryer and Iron safe. Each 40wt spool has 80yds.  Order Glow in the Dark Thread by Superior Threads for for $6.95