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Thread: Starching

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    Starching

    There is a thread when a Laq discussed a quilt. This Laq did an amazing job but made a comment about it was helped by perfect piecing but also about the starching. Was it lightly starched so very mobile or was it very stiff like paper? The comment was I think how easy the quilt glided over the rollers hope this is right I read so much that I get places read mixed up.
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    I'm just a beginner quilter - I am an experienced piecer but learning the next step. I don't starch my fabric - but may have to try this trick. Not that it would look anything close to the one in the link above!

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    Lori s yes that is the one. Just how heavily was it starched? .
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    Quote Originally Posted by DOTTYMO View Post
    Lori s yes that is the one. Just how heavily was it starched? .
    Now that you have the thread you could send a p.m. to the long arm quilter to inquire about the starch.

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    I pieced that top. I starched all of the fabrics prior to cutting. It was not card stock stiff. So I would say a medium. I used Stay Flo and diluted it 2 parts water to 1 part starch. ( I like to mix up my own solutions) It was a scrap quilt and mixed my starch in a big bowl with a lid , filled the bowl up with scraps and shake ! Once the scraps are saturated I dried them on a small wood clothes dryer overnight, pressed then cut. I used the leftover starch mixture in a spray bottle and when I was pressing the seams open , I lightly sprayed the seams , and pressed.
    Last edited by Lori S; 05-09-2013 at 12:09 PM.

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    Thank you Lori S . This will help. My blocks always look terrible and when I do freemotion it is jerk. Will try this over the weekend. Many thanks for answering
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