We at Story Quilts love to applique, that's pretty obvious. So when there is a product that makes it easier and better we are all over it.
Our last blog post featured MicroQuilter, a great thread that is perfect for applique and quilting. In fact, it has become our go to thread for machine applique' here at SQ.
Sooooo, when we had an opportunity to work with the Fusamats we jumped on it. And when it came to working with fusible applique', they did not disappoint.
Here are some of the features of these mats:
The Fusamat is designed to be slightly tacky so that your pieces stay in place without slipping and your mat does not move on your ironing surface
It means you can break your applique into smaller units that are easier to manage because you now have very good accuracy of placement since the mat is transparent.
- Because there is no migration of the fusible it stays put on the fabric and does not exhaust the fusible so can be heated again and again.
These mats prevent fusible yuck from getting on your iron - not a fun cleaning job, and nothing sticks to them either, so no mat clean up. (Except a quick rinse to get off loose threads and such) They are also clear, so placement of pieces is easy, even on multiple pieced applique's like flower petals and landscape quilts.
And, if your quilt studio, or quilting space, is anything like ours the last thing we need is another something that needs to be stored flat to keep its shape. These mats are foldable, bendable, and can be scrunched to fit where ever. They bounce back to shape and are ready to use, from where ever you store them.
Here are the sizes, (Click on the description to purchase)
The Ironing Board Mat - This mat is unique in size and fits onto the standard freestanding ironing board. It offers the quilt makers that creates on their ironing board the advantage of not having to move between working spaces.