Friday, May 27, 2011

Mistyfuse Madness

Mistyfuse "how to."  I am gearing up to make a large project, so today I spent my morning Mistyfusing fabrics in my studio.  Using a dry iron on cotton/silk - almost the highest heat setting, I carefully iron out all of the wrinkles and folds in the Batik fabric.  I found it to be a little tricky to use my left hand, and take pictures with my right hand.

I am rolling out a 12" bolt (my favorite size to use) onto the Batik, and making sure that it is flat, and that there are no extra threads or pieces of other fabrics in or around the Mistyfuse.

Now I am using one of my favorite tools a "Goddess Sheet" (this is a "fat" one) which is a silicone sheet that Mistyfuse makes.  It covers the entire piece of fabric, and none of the MF shows, so I know that I am not going to get it on my iron.  I move my iron around the surface in a circular fashion, making sure that I have secured the edges to the fabric.

Now I am pulling off the Goddess Sheet...quickly...while it is still hot.  I find that I get a better lift off, if I do this.  You can see the MF on the fabric.  The Goddess Sheet helps the MF bond better to the fabric and it gives it a sheen, so you can tell which side has the MF on it. 

Bottom view is fabric only, top is MF - and you can see a little bit of the sheen

I am trimming the fabric, so that the MF is edge to edge all of the way around.  This will help when it comes time to cut it for my project.  All fabric is fused and will fuse easily to the foundation of my art quilt.

Here is my blue palette of mostly Hoffman Batiks
and my green palette - all Hoffman Batiks.  And now I am ready to roll.


  1. thank you!! off to order a goddess sheet now. (I'll tell Iris you sent me. :-)

  2. Thanks for the tutorial. I had no idea the goddess sheet existed and so I buried my misty fuse some where. I must revisit this better concept.

  3. Thanks, Jamie, NOW I have a good excuse to buy Mistyfuse by the roll! Looks a lot easier to handle and control than the smaller folded sheets that I've been using. Love that Mistyfuse!

  4. I have a small 'goddess sheet', but love the big one!

  5. awaiting the finish of this project - looks great!


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