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Thread: Before or after?

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    I have a question...................if you starch do you starch after washing and ironing new fabric or after cutting the pieces?

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    Before cutting :D If you starch afterwards, the pieces may get distorted. Starching your fabric also makes cutting easier :D:D:D

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    when i prewash my fabs, I only soak to make sure they are color fast, then put through spin cycle. no soap. then dry until barely damp and air dry rest of way... never thought of using starch before cutting but very good idea... you can spray your starch before you iron but make sure the starch is dry, or iron then starch warm section. You would have to iron/starch small sections at a time... the hot fabric absorbes the starch much quicker then you don't have a mess on your iron plate.

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    Starch before cutting , it makes the cutting much more presise. It also helps to keep bias from stretching when sewing.

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    Thank you to everyone who replied. Off to starch and sew!

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    I don't know, I have never starched??

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    Sorry double post

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim Bohannon
    when i prewash my fabs, I only soak to make sure they are color fast, then put through spin cycle. no soap. then dry until barely damp and air dry rest of way... never thought of using starch before cutting but very good idea... you can spray your starch before you iron but make sure the starch is dry, or iron then starch warm section. You would have to iron/starch small sections at a time... the hot fabric absorbes the starch much quicker then you don't have a mess on your iron plate.
    This is good information, thanks.

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