1 Be patient! It can't be rushed. It took me about 3 hours over 2 days preparing my pieces
2 I use 2 pressing cloths made from an old white cotton sheet which I have marked "this side up" on all pieces. I lay one over the ironing board (I have a nice wide one) to protect it from any sticky residue and use the other to cover the pieces I'm fusing
3 Press the fabric so it's wrinkle-free being careful not to move it off grain. Lay the interfacing over your fabric - glue side down (ha, made that mistake once and wrote off a new iron!) On a piece as big as this I place a few pins right through the fabric and ironing board.
4 Cover with second pressing cloth (this side up) and press. I use a hot iron without steam as my pressing cloth is 100% cotton and I press from the centre out, leaving the iron in place for about 5 to 8 seconds. Pressing - no ironing!
5 Remove press cloth once cool and trim away an stray pieces of interfacing.
6 Place your pattern pieces back onto the fused fabric in readiness for tailors tacks / marking
Marking up next and then ready to sew. In the meantime I'm really looking forward to the Jubilee weekend - lots of lovely traditional afternoon tea, great celebrations at home and in London plus an extra sewing day!