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Thread: Do you iron your backing? OR...?????

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    Super Member #1piecemaker's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
    I just saw a Sharon Schamber video on Youtube. She loads the backing and then gets the wrinkles out with a misting of spray starch between the rollers. She said she prefers starch or sizing to water. Here is a link to where she demonstrates this:

    It starts at about 3:30 into that video.
    Thanks for the link! I wondered about spray starch. Now, I know it is okay!
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    Quote Originally Posted by #1piecemaker View Post
    The girl that showed me how to load my quilt in the long arm frame told me to spray the backing with water and the creases and wrinkles will come out.
    That's exactly what I do with mine. Works like a charm!

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    im a starch and hot iron baby!
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    i always pre-wash my wide backs- then remove them from the dryer before they are over-dried---then they are wrinkle/crease free & ready to load- much easier than handling on the ironing board- i tried the spray it on the frame once---was not happy with that method- fabric stretches if it's wet- if you wait for it to dry then quilt it all takes forever---turn spray...wait, wait wait- quilt- turn, spray, wait wait wait...not my idea of a good time.
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    I always iron. I do use one piece backing on the frame. But recently I have started using all the left over pieces from the front and that is ironed. This keeps the stash down.
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    I load my backings and spritz with Best Press. Love the light scent!
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