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Thread: My best tips

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    I just started back into quilting lately. The last time was prior to when rotary cutters were well known and 505. /So you can see it's been awhile.

    I love this site as I get a lot of tips. The best two tips I have tried were the June Tailor Shape Cut mat . This is the best thing since carmel fudge ice cream. My cuts are accurate, quick and they are not all cattywampus. It was well worth the money!

    The second was to starch, starch, starch, then starch again. I had always iron my seams, but I couldn't believe the difference starch made. It was easier to sqaure up my seams, sew seams and the blocks look wonderful!

    Thanks everyone.

    Thanks for all the tips.

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    Yeah!!!!!!!! I have the June Taylor shape cut too. I will someday get the largest size but the one I have now suits my needs. I am so happy you tried it. I just couldn't believe what a difference it made. Then when I starch and press I can quickly see what needs to be squared.
    Two really great tips. I also have learned worlds of things here.
    Regards, Dorothy

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    yes, I love my June Taylor ruler, is so awesome (also I used it to cut the fringe on a no sew quilt)

    starch, starch, sure makes a difference!

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    Thanks for your tips.

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    Starching is the best tip I received and the first one that I pass on also :wink: :D:D:D I don't think there is such a thing as using toooooo much either LOL

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    Starching -- However, I use sizing. Can't believe the difference that makes.

    The other tips I've gotten are so numerous...I KNOW I wouldn't have products to be so proud of if it weren't for this forum!

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    Another good tip I've been told is measure twice & cut once!!

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    The one tip I also value the most from this board is starch, starch, and starch again. It makes the world of difference.
    I have learned so much from all the wonderful quilters here.
    So glad I found my way here.

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    After reading a thread on here last night regarding marking tools, I went online and purchased the large June Tailor square and cut ruler. Also, yesterday for the first time I used starch on a block and WOW what a difference it made. Love this board!!

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    on the next quilt i will have to starch. unless you can starch once you have assembled part of the blocks. what is the census on that?

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