Saturday, August 7, 2010

How many layers of starch is too much


I'm really liking the way the fabric looks after it is starched. Is it possible to overdo the starchy thing? I have read that 3 layers of starch are recommended. I started out starching my first stack of blocks, then decided to starch as I press each seam. If it is too much maybe it will wash out.

2 comments:

orchidlover said...

Can't help sorry as I don't use starch.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Harriet and Carrie said...

I generally apply up to three LIGHT layers of starch mist. I don't want to get the fabric wet. The object is to make the seam allowance lay down flat and the edge of the seam that is ironed over to have a crisp edge. It will all wash out once the quilt top is quilted.

You are doing a great job! Thanks for writing and letting me know your blog address. I will check in every chance I get.
Harriet