Thrifty Thursday….Misty Fuse

Today’s *Thrifty Thursday item is our 20″ wide Mistyfuse. Use paper-less Mistyfuse for all weights of fabric from velvets and cottons to delicate tulles and organzas. It’s a dream to work with—it handles well, is incredibly sheer, doesn’t add bulk and bonds firmly once cooled. Since there is no added adhesive, it will never gum up your scissors or quilting needles.  Mistyfuse White is perfect for fusing all colors, weights and types of fabric.

Misty Fuse is an environmentally friendly product and the ultra-fine web stays soft and pliable in appliqués on quilting projects without adding bulk. It’s easy to handle, solvent-free and does not gum up your needle as you sew with it.

Although there is no paper attached to Misty Fuse when you purchase it, the Goddess Sheet makes application a breeze and you can barely feel it on the backside of your appliqué pieces.

Here’s a video from the folks at Misty Fuse demonstrating how it works.

Our regular price is $4.98 per metre. Our Thrifty Thursday price is only $2.50 per metre. Click HERE to order yours today!

*Thrifty Thursday items are final sale and may not be returned or refunded.

Tuesday Tip: Using Pool Noodles

Creative quilters are finding many uses for inexpensive pool noodles available at your local Dollar Store or outlet centre. They come in your choice of many fun colours and aren’t just for kids! Pool noodles can be used to baste, store, ship quilts and more!

Here’s some of our favourite quilty uses:

  1. Basting Quilts – Three pool noodles make basting a quilt a breeze. Roll the backing, batting and top around pool noodles and unroll them as you go. Watch this short video that demonstrates how to base a quilt using three noodles.

 

2. Wrinkle-free Storage – When quilts are not in use try wrapping them around a pool noodles. This is a great way to prevent creases in the quilts.

3. Packing for Quilt Shows – Rolled quilts are also perfect for transporting to shows. A dowel can be inserted in the center of the noodles for large, heavy quilts to keep the pool noodles from bowing. Secure the quilts by tying them with a ribbon or strip of fabric.

4. Binding Organization – A short length of pool noodle works nicely for keeping a prepared binding neat and ready to use. Plus, it’s lightweight and travels easily to class or a retreat. Simply pin both ends of the binding into the pool noodle to secure it.

When you’re ready to sew the binding onto the quilt, the pool noodle will sit nicely in your lap as the binding reels off.

5. Pincushion – Pool noodles also work for pin cushions. They are especially helpful for storing open basting pins. Use a knife to cut the length you want, then cut it in half down the center.

Or, slice pool noodles across the diameter for lightweight pin cushions.

6. Crease Free Hanging Storage – Cut a pool noodle lengthwise to slide over a hanger, so that your quilt, quilt top, pieces and strips are ready to come back to without creases.

We hope you can have fun putting a pool noodle to use in your sewing studio this spring!

Happy stitching!