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Thread: Starching or Sizing??? any suggestions??

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    Super Member gale's Avatar
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    I've cleaned my iron with vinegar on a towel. It worked great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by olebat
    What memories! I'm in the process of writing a series of articles about my earliest days of quilting, when I was about 6. I remember mixing the cornstarch and dipping my finger in the mixture and rubbing the seams and edges of the Sunbonnet Sue before pressing. I hated that I had to wait until after supper before we could do that, but it was summer time, and there was no fire in the stove to heat the irons. Ironing could only be done after breakfast, or after the supper dishes were done. My mother had an electric iron and used liquid starch - But Granny, Ah, yes, corn starch and irons on the wood stove.
    Hope you'll share those articles with us. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAGSD
    Does Best Press come with no scent? or is it all scented?
    You can get the unscented kind also. That's what I bought.

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    I use that sizing also. But I spray and then let it sit a few minutes to be absorbed into the fabric fibers. Then I press.
    I try to put sizing on fabric right out of the dryer and as I cut and piece. So far the Magic Sizing $1 from Walmart has worked great.
    I've heard that starch is made from organic products.
    http://www.generations-quilt-pattern...lt-fabric.html
    Here is a good explanation.

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    Isn't this board great? A wealth of information on topics you'd think were unrelated to quilting, but are not.
    Who'd think, after only the first page of this thread, I'd learn so much about vodka!
    I've made it over 52 years, without having the word 'vodka' on my list of 'things I've purchased' Luckily the urge isn't strong enough to break my 52 year record

    Seriously, thank you for all the sizing and starch info.

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    Sharon Schamber has a video on starching - she starches and presses, then does it several times more! She wins all the prizes, so she may have something there!

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    when you use starch let it set in for a minute or 2 before ironing it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
    Use "Mary Ellen's Best Press."
    I totally agree, I wouldn't sew without it. It is the 'best'

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