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Thread: Sorry, another question, please!

  1. #51
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    I also have a question Want to try the fusible web. After washing and starching does the fusible web stick to the fabric? Thanks

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    Starch is really not necessary. I've quilted since the 70s and never use it. The point is to be accurate in every step. First, make sure the pattern is accurate. Hello, sometimes they aren't! Trace and/or cut accurately. Piece with an accurate -inch seam allowance. And when you press--don't push the iron back and forth. All your careful work will be distorted. Pressing is a gently up and down action. When you're done with this your blocks should be the measurement intended. Good luck, quilting is a wonderful occupation and so creative.
    SandyQuilter

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    Hi I am also new to quilting also. But I have learned a few things the hard way =) first of all using a really heavy starch will make a world of difference when you cut out. It will hold your fabric true to size and help reduce the cuts that the fabric grain layout is not exactly straight. Also, I am hand quilting and found that the ends of some fabric wanted to unravel really bad and the heavy starch eliminated that problem, and the other thing I noticed is that when I am matching my fabric up to sew it together the ones with heavy starch match up and fall into place easier. As for the starch and bug thing I don't know I read both side of that post and figured I wash my quilts and once washed the starch will be gone and I hope to not take that long finishing the quilt that the bugs have time to move in. LOL

    Good luck and have fun.
    Diane

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    Never, never be afraid to ask a "dumb" question. In my book, there's no such thing. Anyone who makes light of such a request is denying that they ever made a mistake themselves. How else will you learn otherwise?

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