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Old 03-17-2014, 03:17 AM
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I have never used starch in piecing, just on my clothes. This morning I couldn't seem to get my faux piped binding to stay where I ironed it so I decided to spray some starch on it. It worked but it left little white specks of residue on my binding. Then I rolled the entire length with a lint catcher. So glad I don't use starch on my fabrics... it would drive me nuts.
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Old 03-17-2014, 03:20 AM
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if you 'lightly' spritz your fabric with starch- then give it a couple moments to saturate before touching it with the iron it will not leave the white residue on your fabric- that is from the *hot iron* hitting the starch before it has saturated the fabric- and being too heavily applied.
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I starch because I then have less strings and seams are flatter, crisper. After spraying the starch, i smooth it down with my hands (saw this on youtube), wait a minute, then iron from the other side. This has mostly elimated the flakes which brush off anyways. I find that starch works better than Best Press for me anyway and is cheaper.
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Old 03-17-2014, 03:37 AM
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Girl!!! I couldn't live without my starch!! Like ckcowl said " spray, then wait a minute, iron" makes everything go together better and look better!!
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Old 03-17-2014, 04:32 AM
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I use the liquid startch.....no white flakes....
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Old 03-17-2014, 04:38 AM
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im a HUGE starch-er.. I spray.. fold fab in half, lightly smooth with my hand, open and press.... sometimes i need a heavier dose.. ill saturate then walk off to go get a drink a few min later im good to go..I never spray then press. Hot iron turns those drops to a big flaky mess.. but if the flakes happen they wash out in the wash..
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Old 03-17-2014, 04:53 AM
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wrong kind of starch! new stuff does not flake...liquid niagra at walmart is good and of course best press which is more expensive...I always starch fabric for applique, no raveling
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Old 03-17-2014, 05:05 AM
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I love starch. Best Press doesn't do that. Let it soak in or dry before you press. Starch just makes everything cut better and lay better for me.
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Old 03-17-2014, 05:08 AM
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I think you had a problem with your starch, not the method. I have used Best Press, and Niagara, and several others, but, still don't do it on a regular basis. Never had flaking with any of them.
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