Fusible thread is a terrific product for fusing appliqué pieces in place. Made from nylon which melts at a fairly low temperature, the thread looks a bit like dental floss and can be used in the bobbin or through the needle.
Fusible thread has many advantages over traditional fusible products:
It's fast and fun!
Your pieces are fused in place, but just along the very outer edge so you get the ease of fusible appliqué without the stiffness or flatness that often results when using traditional fusible products,
Once fused, the appliqué shapes stay firmly in place as you stitch around their raw edges with a decorative stitch. No pins needed. And, no shifting or moving — or puckers at the end. Sweet!
After completing the stitching around the edges, you can trim away the extra layers beneath the appliqué shapes if you like.