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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    You sound a bit frustrated ..... this is definitely a time to be using Best Press!!

    My avatar quilt is much the same pattern.
    I made it before I knew the merits of Best Press (or even starch), and had few problems.
    However, I did learn the merits of good pressing practices during the preparatory stages
    and at every step along the way.

    You have a beautiful quilt in the works and that alone will be worth keeping at it!
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    Thank you! I used Faultless spray starch on the jelly roll strips before using them and I am extremely careful when I press these blocks due to the bias edges. I was just mentioning them as a point of interest or consideration needing extra care and time when piecing. I also have and use Best Press, but find if I really want stability, spray starch is a stronger choice for me. Thank you for your support/encouragement.

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    I have never heard of Faultless ... we can't get spray starch here any more.
    I agree Best Press does not give as much stability as a full on starch.
    Some of the LQS' now carry "Flatter" instead of Best Press.
    I have tried it, but IMHO it has nothing in it ... I might as well just use a water spritzer.

    Your starch should have things nailed down pretty good for you.
    .... plus will have any fraying stopped flat!!
    It will make for a nice clean back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    I have never heard of Faultless ... we can't get spray starch here any more.
    I agree Best Press does not give as much stability as a full on starch.
    Some of the LQS' now carry "Flatter" instead of Best Press.
    I have tried it, but IMHO it has nothing in it ... I might as well just use a water spritzer.

    Your starch should have things nailed down pretty good for you.
    .... plus will have any fraying stopped flat!!
    It will make for a nice clean back.
    Ahhh. I see now you are from Canada too. Sorry, I buy my starch in the US when I'm there. Just like Colour Catchers...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kwiltr View Post
    Ahhh. I see now you are from Canada too. Sorry, I buy my starch in the US when I'm there. Just like Colour Catchers...
    I didn't know whether the starch thing was just an eastern issue!

    I solved the Colour Catcher problem and buy Dr. Beckmann's.
    I can get them here in Metro and Sobeys. Not sure whether you can. Or not?
    Though I do stockpile them, for fear that they will disappear at some point too!!
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    Whatever you have been doing, in the end it has been well worth it .... well, I did not have to do any of the work so maybe it's not fair of me to say that. lol However, the quilt is so lovely that when it is all over, you will have made a most beautiful quilt due in part to the fabrics/colors used and in your pursuit of making it as best you can. Figuring out what works for you in this design and what doesn't is a real education I suppose. So glad I have continued to follow along and learned a bit or two (or three, four, etc.) from your experiences. In the end it will be fabulous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kwiltr View Post
    Ahhh. I see now you are from Canada too. Sorry, I buy my starch in the US when I'm there. Just like Colour Catchers...
    We can't get Sta-Flo starch in the grocery store here in Wisconsin either. I found it on line and then heard you could buy it at Walmart. I got mine there. Sure works well. I dilute it to one part Sta-Flo to 4 parts water. I use the sprayer that came with my Best Press about 5 years ago.

    Another place for a really good spray bottle is at your beauty salon. It sprays mist, not drops.
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