Thursday, August 17, 2006

Better than Wonder Under

aka How to Attach Chiffon to a Quilt Top.

I am creating "wind" with chiffon on a quilt I'm working on. It took me a little bit, but I figured out how to manage the swishy stuff and get the look I wanted.

First, lay the chiffon down on your ironing board/surface, then cover with a layer of Misty Fuse (I used white here). Cover the Misty Fuse with a layer of parchment paper (you can see all three layers in the picture below), then iron. When I fuse to cotton I use a very hot setting, but I was careful to use a cooler setting so I didn't wreck the chiffon. I think the parchment helps, too

Leave the parchment paper attached to the chiffon. The Misty Fuse has enough "stick" to stay on the paper for a little bit. Lay the chiffon "sandwich" down on top of your pattern with chiffon on top. You'll be able to see through the parchment paper - see my "swoop?" Trace your pattern. I used a fine tip Sharpie - FYI, you are going to need to cut off the pen or pencil marks, so trace just on the outside of your pattern piece, then trim just on the inside of your mark with your scissors.

Here are the completed "swoops." The parchment paper stayed attached while I cut out the pieces, then easily peeled off for placement on the quilt top.

I've already fused them down, but I'm not ready to show the quilt yet. I'm very happy with the Misty Fuse because it's invisible under the chiffon, has a nice hand, and isn't gummy like WU.


quiltpixie said...

great solution...

Deb H said...

Funny, I just left a comment on Jules blog, asking about Misty Fuse, then I come here, & you answered all my questions! Thanks! Looks like nice stuff.

Karoda said...

I have 2 packages of Misty Fuse but haven't demo'ed it yet...I was hoping it performed as you described since it feels so light and airy.