I've been thinking about the many statements/comments I've been reading that go something like this:
"I starch/stiffen light/flimsy/wonky fabrics so I can work with them ---"
I've been wondering - what happens to the fabric(s) in the item after it has been washed?
If it is only one "substandard" fabric in the piece, why would one use it? Wouldn't that pull down the quality of the whole item?
I kind of have a thing about trying to use similar quality/weight fabrics for a whole top or a whole back. If there is a really flimsy fabric in with more durable ones in a "working quilt" - would that wear out first?
I made a quilt for my daughter that had a lighter weight cotton - it wasn't exactly "flimsy", but it was lighter weight than the Kona I had used for the sashing, and that has holes and tears in it (big dogs were allowed on it), but the Kona is still fine.
I really don't know the answer(s) - it just seems counter-productive in the long run.