Stitch 'Em Up - Applique a Story in Fabric - Nutcracker Patterns
Bear Threads Pressing Sheet with Polygon

It's not often that we find a product that not only becomes indispensable for us, but that we want to tell others about. The Bear Threads Pressing Sheet is one of those. Creating our Nutcracker Quilts would not have been possible without this wonderful pressing sheet.

Why We Love It

You may use this applique pressing sheet and multi-purpose craft sheet:

  1. As an applique sheet for pre-assembling quilting blocks and applique pieces
  2. As a pressing cloth, including for painted pieces, photo transfers, and over paper piecing
  3. As a craft sheet - hot glue peels right off, as do any glues, wax, clays, or stiffening projects
  4. For kids crafts - protects all surfaces and cleans up easily
  5. As a painting palette: projects won't stick and paints peel off when dry
  6. For baking projects that don't contain oil such as shrink-art, clays, and salt dough.

To clean simply rub off any excess fusing medium. If the whole sheet is covered, just use an extra scrap of fabric and press to the top of the sheet (sheet is multi-sided). When cool, simply peel the fabric off and any 'gunk' from the sheet will have transferred to the fabric. You may also wash the sheet using soapy water - and a soft scrub will remove any ink from pattern transfers.

The double-sided, reusable pressing sheet is made from ultra high temperature glass and coated with non-stick Polygon™; 13" x 17". Just roll it up for storage.

Bear Threads Applique'
Pressing Sheet - 13" x 17"

Bear Threads Pressing Sheet

The Bear Threads Pressing Sheet comes with a 5-year manufacturers warranty.

How To Use the Pressing Sheet

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Step 1

  1. Trace off all your applique pattern pieces onto a fusible webbing and label so you know what each one is

  2. Cut them roughly apart

  3. Fuse these transferred pattern pieces to your chosen fabrics

  4. Cut apart exactly on the pattern lines

  5. Take your pattern layout diagram (as shown on the right) and place it on your clean ironing board.

Step Two

  1. Secure the pattern diagram to your ironing board with straight pins inserted at an angle or small pieces of tape

  2. Place the Bear Threads pressing sheet OVER the layout diagram

  3. You should be able to clearly see the diagram underneath the sheet

Step Three

  1. Take the first fabric piece and remove the paper backing protecting the fusing

  2. Lay that piece on-top of it's corresponding piece on the diagram

  3. Fuse down with your iron

  4. Take the second fabric piece and do the same thing

  5. Repeat these steps until all the applique pattern pieces have been used

Step Four

  1. Allow this completely fused together applique to cool completely

  2. Gently PEEL it off of the pressing sheet

  3. Place your fused applique on your prepared quilt block, garment, or fabric piece

  4. Fuse into place

  5. You may now satin stitch this applique down

  6. No movement, no realigning, no basting