Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Using spray sizing vs. spray starch

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Portland, Oregon
    Posts
    18
    Hello:
    I have been using spray starch when pressing some of my blocks in order to make them more crisp and help prevent any stretching of the cut edges.

    I also want to try the starch method for hand applique.

    Can anyone tell me whether there is a difference between spray SIZING and spray STARCH and whether one or the other is preferred? A friend thought that starch might attract insects if a quilt was folded and stored and if it still had starch on it.

    So . . . . . would like to know which you use and why.

    Thank you for any thoughts on this.
    Wendy

  2. #2
    Senior Member Rachel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    918
    as an addition to this, I'm also curious about the starch that comes in a spray can, versus the liquid that comes in a squirt bottle... any insight would be appriciated.

    thanks!!!

  3. #3
    Senior Member gailmitchell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Fredericton, NB
    Posts
    375
    A great article by Diane Gaudynski here on Starch.

    http://dianegaudynski.blogspot.com/2010/02/starch.html

  4. #4
    Super Member JJean's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    2,450
    Great article thanks for posting.

  5. #5
    Marjpf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Greater Los Angeles Area
    Posts
    1,916
    Thanks for the link, Gail. She really explains a lot of things I had questioned. I think starch is stiffer than just sizing.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Livonia, MI near Detroit
    Posts
    785
    I have always used the Magic Sizing that I get at Dollar Tree. Now all they sell is the Starch. I don't like how stiff the starch makes the fabric, although I guess that is the point of using it. Bring back the Magic Sizing, please.
    Wendy B

  7. #7
    Moderator sharon b's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Northern Indiana
    Posts
    20,485
    Blog Entries
    10
    I got magic Sizing at WalMart for .89 a can . Have you checked at your WalMart ?

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Livonia, MI near Detroit
    Posts
    785
    Thanks Sharon. Our WalMart is quite a distance away but I will be over there soon. Down to my last can of Magic Sizing and I just don't like the starch as much at all.
    Wendy B

  9. #9
    Super Member Oklahoma Suzie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Home town: Rehoboth, MA Now living in OK
    Posts
    7,846
    Quote Originally Posted by sunkistmi
    I have always used the Magic Sizing that I get at Dollar Tree. Now all they sell is the Starch. I don't like how stiff the starch makes the fabric, although I guess that is the point of using it. Bring back the Magic Sizing, please.
    Wendy B
    I use the magic sizing too.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.