In my past post, http://mairuru.blogspot.com/2009/03/how-to-make-oval-fabric-tray.html, I wrote my way to applique with adhesive interlining.
After that, Emi in USA told me about fusible web and sent it to me.
She also sent a piece of American adhesive interlining.
So I tried to compare of applique with them and my Japanese adhesive interlining.
They all bonds with an iron.
From the right, Japanese interlining, American fusible web and American interlining.
(1)Fusible web(American): It bonds two fabrics. It's more stickily than others.
(2)Adhesive interlining(American): It bonds only applique fabric, and sew it on the main fabric.
(3)Adhesive interlining(Japanese): I usually use this. It's thinner than (2).
I cut them in small pieces for applique. I made a cat pattern for this test.
Then I ironed them on the fabric for applique and cut them.
And I ironed the one of fusible web on the main fabric. I used interlining for others, so I should sew them on the main fabric.
I sewed them all. At this point, the cats of interlining are little frayed.
Again, from the right, Japanese interlining, Fusible web and American interlining. The fusible web cat is very thin so I can see the main fabric through the applique.
Then I made it as a coaster, and washed it once to check if they fray.
This is a picture what I took after washed. The center cat(fusible web) didn't fray at all and the others frayed a little.
For conclusion, I'd like to use fusible web for the applique what I want to make neat. And I think it's better to use thick fabric for the applique.
I use interlining for what I don't mind a little fraying, and I want some thickness, or I want to make primitive one.
It's difficult to express in my poor English...
Thanks to Emi, I could compare them.
And she also sent me beautiful American cotton fabrics. Thank you!