MistyFuse® Zips
MistyFuse® Zips

MistyFuse® Zips

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Securing fabrics together is a ZIP with environmentally-friendly, solvent free, super-strong, never-gummy, ultra-sheer Mistyfuse Zips on our cheeky, 2-hand-free Bangle Dispenser! 

Wear the bangle on the wrist of your non-dominate hand. Now both hands are free to roll off lengths of Mistyfuse, guide them into place, and even iron them down— all while wearing the very light, soft edged Bangle Dispenser™ the whole time!

There are non-ending ways to use Zips. Making cards? Secure your fabric (or paper!) art on there with a Zip. Taking some hand stitching with appliqué along with you on a trip? Secure that appliqué with a Zip instead of pinning. I hear that some people use our Zips instead of pins to hold binding on finished quilts while they handstitch the binding!! 

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. Once ironed, assemble your sandwich and iron just enough, front and back, to secure the layers together. That’s it!

Your sandwich is now perfectly secured and ready for the most successful stitching ever!  

Enough to baste  (4) 36”x 48” sides or (2) 36”x 48” quilts


Synthrapol: hard to pronounce, easy to use.

In the dyeing process, we use hot water and a Concentrated Surfactant (detergent) called Synthrapol to remove excess dye. This product suspends dye particles in water that have not bonded to the fibers. It does not change the color of the fabric. Darker colors have a high concentration of dye so pre-washing our fabrics at home is highly recommended to ensure color does not migrate. Cherrywood has already been washed 4 times with Synthrapol before it leaves our studio. Please follow the directions below to make sure everything "behaves."


FIRST TIME Washing (Prewashing):

We encourage you to prewash all of your Cherrywood in a full load of WARM or COLD water with 2 teaspoons of Synthrapol. If you see a large amount of color in the rinse water, a second wash may be necessary. Synthrapol keeps those released dyes from reattaching onto other fabrics. If you have a front-loading machine, you may need to wash more times or use a laundry tub. Similar colors may be washed together as long as you use Synthrapol, but is wise to make keep very dark colors separate from very light colors while prewashing. Super dark colors may need to be washed several times if there are concerns (depending on your water). We have tested Color Catcher Sheets by Shout: they work well but may leave a lint residue on the fabric. There is no harm in using both products at once.


SUBSEQUENT Washing (Finished quilts, garments, etc.):

Wash finished projects in Synthrapol in COLD water for the first several times. Complete the COLD cycle. This is a good practice to ensure the dyes behave. Synthrapol is an inexpensive product to have on hand to use whenever washing hand-dyes and batiks.


Drying and Pressing:

Remove fabric from dryer when slightly damp and press with a dry iron. If dry, lightly mist with water and iron to remove wrinkles. DO NOT let finished quilts/garments air-dry as this may cause wicking (the dyes are pulled from one fabric into the next if they dry too slowly). It is recommended to dry projects in the dryer. Use steam, or lightly spritz with water and use a dry iron when pressing Cherrywood garments to keep them looking crisp.

• Cherrywood is preshrunk. It has been washed a minimum of four times and dried in a hot dryer before it is sold to you. Be sure to pre-shrink any other fabrics that you are combining with Cherrywood in a project.

• Cherrywood is colorfast. As with ALL textiles, keep Cherrywood out of prolonged harsh sunlight, and it will retain its rich color.

Questions? Please call 1-218-829-0967

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