My first step in constructing the new quilt for the Seasonal Palette exhibit is to cut a foundation fabric measuring 36” x 82”. This stretch of fabric physically demonstrates the final size of the quilt (32" w x 78" h). It is really, really tall. The white fabric is washed to remove the sizing or starch on the fabric. (It's important to remove the sizing so the fused fabrics will bond better with the base fabric.) I'll build the entire quilt on this large piece of white fabric.
Wonder Under #805 is my fusible of choice.
Now I go and have a cup of tea. Then I place an order for lots of Pellon Wonder Under #805 fusible web. This is a big fused quilt. Heaven forbid if I should run out of fusible web!