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Thread: Using cotton broadcloth as a backing...

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    never again! I can't get creases out of it after washing (even on gentle cycle). This is my first time using broadcloth and I don't want to spray starch 'cause I want it to get softer. Help?

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    Oh no!
    I used cotton broadcloth for a backing and had no problems.
    Did you sandwich it yet???
    My finished quilt is really nice.

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    I use it all the time for backings with never any problems...and I never use starch on any fabrics, just steam and a spritz of water when I iron it. Which broadcloth did you use?

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    thanks for your replies...so I have another...what do you do when there is not enough space on the floor to sandwich it? Is there a secret anyone can share? thnx again

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    Quote Originally Posted by eightylady
    thanks for your replies...so I have another...what do you do when there is not enough space on the floor to sandwich it? Is there a secret anyone can share? thnx again
    I take my larger items to the local library. They let me use their conference room that has 4 huge tables I can push together. There is no charge if you just show up, but if you want to reserve the space, then they charge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eightylady
    thanks for your replies...so I have another...what do you do when there is not enough space on the floor to sandwich it? Is there a secret anyone can share? thnx again
    My floor isn't very big either, that and I have two dogs and a cat that can't seem to say off it. And, I am much to old for crawling around on the floor. I cleared a wall in my sewing room, bought two sheets of 1 inch think insulation board and I hang my quilt on that to layer it. I am quilting a quilt now that I sandwiched on that wall and it works great. It is a large quilt so I had to use a step stool to reach the top but it worked great. Check out utube for a tut.

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    Fantastic!!! Thanks

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