|My day starts with plugging in my iron. This is Bess, my most favorite iron. Dry, no steam. Continental iron that I buy two at a time on Amazon. It's a solid iron and has a good grip. Perfect for fusing fabrics with Mistyfuse.
|Mistyfuse, my go to fusible web. It doesn't change the hand on the cloth. You can sew through it easily on your machine and by hand. It is light and easy to use. This is the 20x100 bolt. It is the perfect size for fusing a fat quarter. Here is the website
|My favorite size, shown here and not very well on an Ikea butcher paper dispenser. It is the 12x100 yard bolt. I pull it out onto the fabric and place a Fat Goddess Sheet (also sold by Mistyfuse) on the top and press with Bess on the cotton setting.
|Parchment paper also made by Mistyfuse is perfect for taking to classes or working on small projects in my studio. You can use a Goddess Sheet or parchment paper over the Mistyfuse for a really good melt into the fabric
|People are always asking me about the wool blended felt that I use in my quilts, since I don't use batting. It is made by National Nonwovens. You can buy it at Joann's in the felt section. It is on a smaller bolt than the polyester (long bolts). You want to use the wool blended felt, because you can fuse your fabrics to it easily. It is dense and pretty solid. The polyester felt is see-through, and you cannot iron it without fumes. It literally burns up with heat. You could also set up an account with National Nonwovens and buy it by the bolt.
|Here's the end bolt so you can see what the number is to look for . I also like TOY002
|My Sizzix Fabi machine, which is the same as a Big Shot for cutting shapes that I don't physically want to cut with a pair of scissors. It saves me alot of time and wear and tear on my hands.
|This is the Big Shot Pro by Sizzix that cuts the bigz dies. That's the spiral die on top.
|Here are the stacks of hexagons lined up on my table
|I am a Bernina girl. My first Bernina 153QE that I got in 2001 has been the best machine. It is set up in my studio all of the time. A little workhorse. It is on a Sew Ezi portable table and it is the greatest.
|My little sewing area in my studio, which still needs some work.
|Another favorite thing is this bamboo drying rack. I organize my fused fabrics on this for really big projects, then I don't have these huge out of control piles on my table where I am trying to work.
|This is what is on my design wall right now and is ready to get trimmed and put together. Houses are separate from the Dresden Plate Project.