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Thread: when pressing block seams

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    Super Member EagarBeez's Avatar
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    when pressing your block seams do you use any spray starch or mist with water?

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    If they don't lay nicely, yes I do :D:D:D

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    yeppers sure do..I use best press

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    Only if they're not behaving. I use steam all the time so I don't generally have the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJ Quilter
    Only if they're not behaving. I use steam all the time so I don't generally have the problem.
    Same here!

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    I use best press also.

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    Mostly steam. But use starch and water when needed. I starch my fabric so heavy it is like paper.

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    If I have starched the fabrics prior to cutting its usually not needed, if not I definately starch, it helps to keep them where I want them come quilting time.

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    Yep. Starch, water, whatever is needed.

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    seldom do i have a need to use anything while constructing my blocks- if the fabrics need any starch-or water it happens before i cut- so while constructing the blocks i do not chance distorting the block with moisture-

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    I do a lot of "persuasive pressing"! I beat them into submission!

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    Usually steam works for me !!! :)

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    I use sizing.

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    Most of the time I just use steam, but some times I do use sizing...and just started using the Best press...got some as a gift and like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    seldom do i have a need to use anything while constructing my blocks- if the fabrics need any starch-or water it happens before i cut- so while constructing the blocks i do not chance distorting the block with moisture-
    Me, too. I don't even like using steam as it can stretch the fabric. I used to use steam and nothing ever fit. Since I have been using a dry iron my seams line up good.

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    Usually steam works but have pulled out the starch before.

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    I use a very small piece of cloth which I spray with water then put it on the
    seam and press the seam once. Remove the cloth and continue pressing with
    a dry iron. I don't like water or steam to get all over as it can cause some
    unwanted shrinkage and distort my block. My seams are as flat as they can get. :-D

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    I starch my fabric every time I lay an iron to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb44
    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    seldom do i have a need to use anything while constructing my blocks- if the fabrics need any starch-or water it happens before i cut- so while constructing the blocks i do not chance distorting the block with moisture-
    Me, too. I don't even like using steam as it can stretch the fabric. I used to use steam and nothing ever fit. Since I have been using a dry iron my seams line up good.
    Oh good... I was thinking I was the only one! (that used a dry iron)

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    I use a spray bottle of water. Once in a blue moon I use starch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindasidlow
    I do a lot of "persuasive pressing"! I beat them into submission!
    Ohhhh! I'm not the only one!

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    I always starch :D

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    I starch my fabric stiff before I cut anything out, then all I need to do is press.

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    Love Best Press - seams go where I want them to go! I'm the boss!

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    I seldom need anything but a dry iron during block or quilt construction and when I do, it's just a quick shot of steam. I never, ever, starch fabric and use water only if necessary when pressing yardage before cutting.

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