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    Super Member sahm4605's Avatar
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    curves your opinions

    i am getting ready to sew a baby quilt that will have tons of curved pieces. normally i starch all the fabrics like there is no tomorrow but with curves in this pattern i am not sure i should starch. i have made a few blocks ,sample ones, and about half the fabric is starched. not sure how i liked workimg with the starched pieces. what do you guys think? should i starch or not?
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    I probably wouldn't starch because curves need some stretch to fit together properly. But try it both ways and see what works best for you.

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    I just did some apple core pieces and it would have bothered me to have them starched. So I am on the no starch side.
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    I do lots of curves in drunkards paths and new York beauty quilts and do not starch. You need the slight easing ability.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ontheriver View Post
    I do lots of curves in drunkards paths and new York beauty quilts and do not starch. You need the slight easing ability.
    I'm scared of curves sorry no help here.

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    I am on the no starch side. At least for me, I need the easing ability without having to fight the stiffness.

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    I am making a modern quilt with curves. I am starching after sewing. That works really well.

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    I did a drunkards path and didn't starch it. Worked fine.
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    I like to starch. it helps to reduce stretching.

    Here is a pic of a baby quilt with curves i did along time ago. I love curves!

    i'm also working on a purple curved quilt now!

    For anyone looking for quick baby quilt pattern
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    I do a lot with curves of all sizes, never starch any of them.
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