Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 6 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 51

Thread: I drank the kool-aid

  1. #1
    Senior Member lisalisa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Queen of California Baby
    Posts
    514
    Every other post I read here is, "starch this, starch that". I'm thinking alright, I guess I need to get some. Sheesh. But then I forgot about it. Then I walked into my local thrift store and what was sitting on the shelf waiting for me for a whole dollar? A brand new unused bottle of starch.

    Sweet mother of starch. I'm sorry I questioned you. For those of you who've yet to jump on the bandwagon. Run go now! You'll never look back.

  2. #2
    Super Member Leota's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    4,609
    we really do know what we are talking about (most of the time)

  3. #3
    Super Member b.zang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    British Columbia
    Posts
    1,780
    Blog Entries
    1
    I had to learn the hard way to let it dry before pressing :roll:

  4. #4
    Senior Member newestnana's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Brick, NJ
    Posts
    815
    So, everyone, if you're starching several yards of fabric, do you ever do it in the washing machine? Or just in the sink and let it hang to dry? (I assume you don't put it in the dryer because it would leave a mess.)

    My fingers get tired of spraying...and then I usually do end up ironing while wet, which is not much fun.

  5. #5
    Super Member jemma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    adelaide /australia
    Posts
    1,391
    i am a convert was a sceptic

  6. #6
    Super Member DogHouseMom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Grundy Co Illinois
    Posts
    5,114
    Quote Originally Posted by b.zang
    I had to learn the hard way to let it dry before pressing :roll:
    Why? I'm a recent believer in starch (since joining this board - another QB starch convert!) and I'm currently ironing right after starching.

  7. #7
    Super Member DogHouseMom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Grundy Co Illinois
    Posts
    5,114
    Quote Originally Posted by newestnana
    So, everyone, if you're starching several yards of fabric, do you ever do it in the washing machine? Or just in the sink and let it hang to dry? (I assume you don't put it in the dryer because it would leave a mess.)

    My fingers get tired of spraying...and then I usually do end up ironing while wet, which is not much fun.
    OK ... now I see what she meant by not starching when wet. I'm not starching whole fabric - just the cut pieces. So it's no big deal.

  8. #8
    Super Member sewwhat85's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    missouri
    Posts
    6,726
    i also have just started starching

  9. #9
    Senior Member newestnana's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Brick, NJ
    Posts
    815
    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom
    Quote Originally Posted by newestnana
    So, everyone, if you're starching several yards of fabric, do you ever do it in the washing machine? Or just in the sink and let it hang to dry? (I assume you don't put it in the dryer because it would leave a mess.)

    My fingers get tired of spraying...and then I usually do end up ironing while wet, which is not much fun.
    OK ... now I see what she meant by not starching when wet. I'm not starching whole fabric - just the cut pieces. So it's no big deal.
    You are starching (and ironing) before cutting though, right? It keeps your cuts more accurate. I think if you starch after cutting you'd lose a lot of the benefit.

  10. #10
    Senior Member CompulsiveQuilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Knoxville, TN
    Posts
    746
    Yardage (which can be pretty small for me): I spray the heck out of it and put it in the dryer until almost dry, then iron with steam.
    Blocks: I spray and loop them across the bottom of padded coat hangers and wait as long as I can.

Page 1 of 6 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.