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Thread: Starch ??

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    Senior Member dlf0122quilting's Avatar
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    Sounds like a plan to me. It will not make the cloth stiff but it presses very nicely with the Niagara. I have also used the Mary Ellens and I think I like the Niagara just as well or better.

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    Worked very well on a shirt I pressed, and loved the smell. Never tried Mary Ellens did not want to spend that much money. So this is great, a big thank you again.

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    I have used liquid starch (half starch and half water) for a Ricky Tims convergence quilt - there were alot of 1 1/2 strips to be cut and then re - cut. The starch really helped to keep the edges stright and crisp.

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    Just picked up some more Niagara at Target, at $1.87 you can't beat it.

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    Stay Flo liquid starch and water. Half and half. I tend to use about 2/3rds starch and 1/3 water.....I like my fabric stiff!!!!!!!!!!!!! I use a spray bottle. That reminds me I need a BIGGER ONE.

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    I buy Mary Ellen's Spray Starch. I does starch well, especially if you use allot, and you don't get the flakey stuff like you do with other starches. You can use as little, or as much as you like.

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    How does all the starch effect your machine? I would think it would cause alot of build up in the bobbin case.

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    Where do you find your Sta-Flo? I haven't seen it in years.

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    I personally like magic sizing.

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    I wash all my fabric when I get it home unless it is strips, or a kit...
    I even wash fat quarters...I learned that after a high priced fabric bled...
    I use Niagra Spray starch...in a very nice scent.
    I use a dry iron, spray the starch-as much as is needed to my liking.
    I started using it primarily for Half square triangles and for my Accuquilt Go! cutter.
    I had more accurate results that way.
    However, I do not like the way the starch starts to make my hands feel. Can't describe it, just don't like it.
    Also, I do not starch any fabric that will be put back onto the shelf for any great length of time due to the proteins in the starch...
    Kirsten

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