Laser cut fusible appliqués Nancy Zieman



Nancy Zieman’s Fusible Fabric Art Appliqués from The Creative Iron, were designed to fit standard picture frames and stretched canvas. Create a work of art for your home with these laser cut fusible appliqués. The steps are simple!

Stretched Canvas Framing Tips

  • The packaging lists the size of the stretched canvas used for framing. These frames are available at craft and art stores. You’ll find them in the oil painting supplies section.
  • For this example, a 24″ x 12″ canvas is recommended, the perfect size for the “Sew” laser cut fusible appliqué. The canvas has a 1-1/2″ side depth.


Laser cut fusible appliqués Nancy Zieman



  • Cut a fabric rectangle 6-1/2″ wider and longer than the size of the canvas. The fabric was cut 30-1/2″ x 18-1/2″.
  • If your canvas has a narrower depth, 3/4″, scroll down until you see the Simplify framed art photo. Dimensions and instructions are given there are the narrower width of canvas.
  • Back the fabric with a fusible interfacing, such as ShirTailor.

Note from Nancy: The extra stability provided by the interfacing gives a crisp, professional look to your framed artwork. Don’t skip this step! 

  • Serge or zigzag the edges of the fabric.

Laser cut fusible appliqués Nancy Zieman



  • Using a ruler, mark and cut out a 3″ square from each corner.

Laser cut fusible appliqués Nancy Zieman




Laser cut fusible appliqués Nancy Zieman



  • Fold the fabric at each corner, aligning the cut edges and right sides. Sew or serge with a 1/4″ seam allowance.
  • Turn the artwork right side out. Press open the seams.
Note from Nancy: When you’re finished stitching all four corners, your artwork will have an appearance of a mini-fitted bed sheet!


Laser cut fusible appliqués Nancy Zieman



  • Cut two layers of polyester fleece the size of the finished frame—24″ x 12″.
  • Use double-sided basting tape to attach the fleece sections to the canvas.


Laser cut fusible appliqués Nancy Zieman



  • Slip the fabric over the canvas. It will be a snug fit.
  • Fold the excess fabric to the underside of the canvas frame. Fold miters at the corners; staple.

Note from Nancy: Make sure that you’re slightly stretching the fabric evenly. Take time to check the front image to make sure that the fabric is not distorted.


Laser cut fusible appliqués Nancy Zieman



  • Enjoy!


Laser cut fusible appliqués Nancy Zieman



Dimension changes for stretched canvas with a 3/4″ depth

  • If the stretched canvas has the narrower 3/4″ depth, cut the fabric 4-1/2″ wider and longer.
  • In this instance, the fabric rectangle was 28-1/2″ x 16-1/2″.

Laser cut fusible appliqués Nancy Zieman



  • Cut out 2″ squares from each corner.


Laser cut fusible appliqués Nancy Zieman



Picture Frame Framing Tips

  • The packaging lists the size of the frame purchased for the featured appliqué.


Laser cut fusible appliqués Nancy Zieman



  • Cut two layers of polyester fleece the size of the cardboard backing of the frame.
  • Adhere the layers to the cardboard with double-sided basting tape.
  • Cut the fabric 3″ wider and longer than the cardboard backing of the frame.
  • Position and fuse the appliqué to the fabric. Reference Nancy’s Fusible Appliqués–Fusing Instructions for further directions.
    Laser cut fusible appliqués Nancy Zieman



  • Center the polyester fleece covered cardboard next to the wrong side of the fabric.
  • Fold the fabric around the cardboard and secure with heavy-duty tape.


Laser cut fusible appliqués Nancy Zieman




Laser cut fusible appliqués Nancy Zieman



  • Check the front the fabric to make certain that the image is taut and square.


Laser cut fusible appliqués Nancy Zieman



  • Place the cardboard back in the frame!


Laser cut fusible appliqués Nancy Zieman



  • Use a matted frame for extra interest!


Laser cut fusible appliqués Nancy Zieman



Create a Wall Quilt

Use one of Nancy’s laser cut fusible appliqués—there are 12 in all—and your favorite quilting techniques to create a wall quilt.


Laser cut fusible appliqués Nancy Zieman




Laser cut fusible appliqués Nancy Zieman




Laser cut fusible appliqués Nancy Zieman



We’d love to see your Fusible Fabric Art creations! Email a photo to info@ziemanproductions.com.