Tips for Machine Appliqué
What’s the secret to smooth appliqué pieces? Using stabilizer! Place stabilizer beneath the foundation fabric before you being appliquéing. This will prevent unsightly puckers that pull at the foundation. Stabilizer is used beneath appliqué foundations to add support and eliminate puckers and pulling on fabric as you machine-appliqué. Several stabilizer types are available—cut-away, tear-away, and wash away.
Experiment with a variety of types to determine which works best for you and your project.