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Thread: startch question, again

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    Junior Member Justok's Avatar
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    Do you startch every piece of fabric no matter what the project is?

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    Super Member sewcrafty's Avatar
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    I don't. I'm working with some small pieces so I am doing it.

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    Yep - I mix concentrated starch and water in a spray bottle and spray away!

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    I have begun to as it makes cutting, piecing and quilting much easier. I do longarm quilting as a business and material that has been starched with properly pressed seams lays flatter on the frame, lessening the possibility of creating a tuck in the quilt top.

    I always wash my fabric before I use it and I don't use fabric softener on it. This removes the sizing in the material and starching it puts sizing back in, giving it just enough body to make it easy to work with.

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    I usually do, it really does make cutting easier, at least for me. Sometimes I use sizing, sometimes starch, but I prefer starch...

    :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltinghere
    Yep - I mix concentrated starch and water in a spray bottle and spray away!
    Where do you get concentrated starch?

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    Junior Member kayquilt's Avatar
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    I buy Sta-Flo concentrated liquid starch at WalMart

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    I have started using starch after reading all the good things everyone said about it and it is all so true really does make it easier to piece and the blocks square up better thanks to all

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