Ribbons of Mistyfuse® White make basting easy.
NOTE: These are NOT available anymore—but we have something you're going to loooove coming in late February 2023. Until then— here's a Mistyfuse Zips hack that is super easy using a Mistyfuse White 2.5yd package: open a 2.5yd package of Mistyfuse and unfold to the full width. Don't unroll the fuse just yet! Starting at one edge of the 20" wide, flat-rolled yardage, cut off a narrow strip. And continue to cut the flat roll into multiple rolled-strips. Now just unroll one at a time and tear off pieces as needed.
How to baste with Mistyfuse: Cut or tear sections off the Mistyfuse Zips™ to have bits of Mistyfuse® spaced evenly over the batting. (Not to worry if there is a wrinkle or fold! Weightless Mistyfuse is very forgiving and even if you had a kink in it, it would still be undetectable in your finished quilt.) Smooth your quilttop over the Mistyfuse Zips-dotted batting and iron just enough (with or without steam) for Mistyfuse to send its fine, engineered fingers into the layers to secure them together. Turn the assembly over and repeat for the quilt-back fabric. Alternately, apply the Mistyfuse bits-of-Zips to the back of your quilttop and quilt-back first. Always cover exposed Mistyfuse with a Goddess Sheet® or parchment paper to protect your iron. Once ironed, assemble your sandwich and iron just enough, front and back, to secure the layers together. That’s it!
For sage advice about basting with Mistyfuse and how it compares to other methods of basting, there is Jenny K. Lyon’s blog at: https://quiltskipper.com/2014/05/basting-a-quilt-with-mistyfuse/
Also Judy Coates Perez, the earliest artist we know of to use Mistyfuse for basting, has several blog posts on the subject, here are just 2 :https://www.judycoatesperez.com/down-the-home-stretch/