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Thread: Where do you starch?

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    Super Member justwannaquilt's Avatar
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    I normally always spray my fabric on my ironing board. However it makes my cover as stiff as a board. I need a new place.
    Where do YOU starch your fabric at?

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    Outside. Just fold in half..spray. Flip and spray again. Have new hardwood floors and don't want residue on flooring. Have also srayed in the garage too.

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    I use the concentrate , mix up a solution then put the fabric on a rack to dry. I get much more even results, by soaking or dipping.... no starch mess on the iron,or board cover. There is not always time to "pre-starch" so I do have a bit in a spray bottle , and spray on the reverse side of my cutting mat. It comes off with a damp cloth.

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    i have a retractable cloths line that spans the length of my sewing room.

    DH hung it up higher so i could walk underneath it without bending.

    i hang all my stuff there and spray.

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    I don't mind the ironing cover getting starchy. No big deal to me. I either wash it or get a new cover. I use a big board for pressing yardage and a Steady Betty for pressing quilt blocks and pieces.

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    Outside on the clothesline, or if the weather is too bad, I hang the fabric over the shower curtain and starch it there.

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    I place a cover over the ironing board and then put the fabric on top of it. Then I spray the starch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oatw13
    I place a cover over the ironing board and then put the fabric on top of it. Then I spray the starch.
    This

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    Super Member Annaquilts's Avatar
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    Thank you for asking this question. I was just going to post. I avoid starching because I do not want my ironing board sticky or the wooden floor.

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    Super Member Melinda in Tulsa's Avatar
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    Like you, I just spray starch on my ironing board. I've never noticed any problems from it.

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