How to Iron and Starch Your Quilting Fabrics
Prewashing and Ironing your quilting fabric can seem like a real chore so learn how to lighten your load with time saving tips for starching your quilting fabrics!
1. Always press with a very firm surface - the pressing surface you use is actually very important. Regular ironing boards are simply too soft and will not properly press the starch with your fabrics.
2. Clip all threads - After prewashing and drying your fabric, you may have loose threads on your fabric that will catch and pull your fabric out of shape. Clip these off so they don't get in your way.
3. Spray starch over the front side of the fabric - Spraying over the front will help to bond the starch into the fabric fibers.
4. Flip the fabric over - It's very easy to singe fabric when you press a hot iron to fabric wet with starch. Flipping it will completely eliminate this problem.
5. Press from the back with a hot dry iron - Your goal is to completely bond the starch with your fabric.
This information was taken from "Stitch it Up a Notch: How to Piece Perfect Quilts"
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