Help with 'French Wire' for machine applique
I have been reading American quilt/applique books and there has been a brief mention of French Wire - to help when machine sewing curves on applique.
Does such a wonderful tool exist please?
Shirley, you stumped me!
The only thing remotely related to 'french wire' that I can think of is 'French-wired' ribbon.
These are ribbons that have a wire in the edge (or both edges) that help you to manipulate the ribbon more easily into flower shapes. The wire also helps to hold the shape after it's formed.
Faye Labanaris and several others have written books on creating these flowers and adding them to your quilts.
Readers, if you've heard of 'French wire' for applique shapes I would be grateful for your help! Please use the 'comments' link below to share your information and experience.
Shirley, I wish I could have been of more help to you.