These great tools are used for making patchwork appliqué pieces. There are two tools in the pack which are used in conjunction with appliqué paper and a glue stick pen. The pronged tool is used in your left hand (if your right handed) to steady the appliqué shape and the second tool which has a iron shaped end is used in your right hand to turn the edge of the fabric over to the wrong side and press in place.
The Apliquick tools are particularly useful for making small needleturn applique shapes to achieve perfect curves and points on your work. When used in conjunction with a lightweight iron-on webbing and a glue stick, the Apliquick tools help hold the applique shape in place and turn the seam allowance over to give a smooth, tuck free edge.
The pronged tool is held in the left hand (if right handed) to steady the appliqué shape and the second tool which has a iron shaped end is used in the right hand to turn the edge of the fabric over to the wrong side and press in place.
First, trace the appliqué shape and cut out from fusible interfacing.
Iron the shape onto the wrong side of the appliqué fabric and cut out, leave a scant seam allowance.
Apply water-soluble glue to the seam allowance and outside edge of the interfacing.
Now use the Apliquck tool set.The package includes two 8-inch long metal tool, one 1/8″ in diameter and the other 3/16″, both with one pointed end. The opposite end of the narrower tool has a flat tapered 'iron' shaped surface. The wider tool has two-pronged fork at the other end.
The pronged tool is great for holding the patch in place while both ends of the narrower tool can be used to turn seam allowances over the interfacing. The tapered 'iron' end is particularly helpful for sticking the fabric down.
The prepared patch can be appliquéd by hand or machine.
This tool set is great for very small patches and larger patches.
The key advantage of this technique is that the appliqué template is a light-weight interfacing, so no need to remove it. Unlike freezer paper, the interfacing can remain inside the appliqué patch and stay in the quilt.
APLIQUICK is a patented technology and a registered trademark.