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Thread: good tip for starching

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    I was reading Anita Solomans book today and she said when starching blocks, starch and press dark fabrics right side down to avoid white flakes from the starch from forming on the right side. She also says to heat the fabric first because warm fabric absorbs the starch more readily, good tips I think

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    Really good tips. First one is very logical, bordering on obvious, yet it never occurred to me. Hmm... LOL. So glad you posted this.

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    Thanks! I just got some spray starch over the weekend but have not had a chance to try it yet. I will remember these helpful hints when I get around to it, I hope.

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    Good tip.

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    This makes such good sense. I'm going to remember this tip for sure.

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    I have started using the new Niagara Non-Aerosol spray starch. It is really nice. Comes out in a nice mist, no spurting and puddling of white starch. It is more like the Best Press and not as stiff. If I want stiff, I will still use the regular spray starch, but for most uses, I find the non-aerosol is great. By the way, I got it at Walmart. $1.87 for 22 oz.

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    Thanks.

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    Thanks!

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    thanks

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    Thanks for sharing this tip. I recently purchased the non-aerosol spray and had only one spray that flaked and that was because I didn't wait a few seconds before I placed the iron down. I will definitely try heating first and then spraying.

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    thanks for the tip

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    I also find that if I wait for the hiss to stop when I spray the starch onto warm fabric, then press, I don't get flakes. :-D

    BTW do not starch fabrics that you are going to use with fusible web as it will not stick as well. :-D

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    Warm fabric first - good tip.

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    wonderful tips.

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    Great tips......thank you for sharing!

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    Thank you.

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    i've been doing it this way - nice to know its an approved method.

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