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Friday, 20 May 2011

News Flash- Starch Works

I had to bite the bullet and get on with the pebbling on the last background piece but as I started to stitch, it just didn't feel right. I know it is a much bigger piece but it wasn't moving around very smoothly.

Then I realised that I had neglected to starch the backing fabric as I had done previously. Out with the spray starch and job done....well some of it done anyway.

So starch your backings so that they glide with ease around your sewing plate. It really does make a difference.

Here is a progress photo of "Floating" or "In the Air" or "On the Wind" or whatever I decide to call this.


  1. Great tip....I''ll have to try that.

  2. I've neard heard of starching the back to make the fmq go easier. I'll definitely have to try it this weekend and let you know how it goes!

  3. Great tip - by the way, the quilting is very impressive!!

  4. I use starch a lot when I have a larger piece that doesn't like to move as easy as a smaller one does. Don't you find the pebbling is a hypnotic stitch to work on?

  5. Wow! I'm in awe of your quilting... I just don't have the patience for that kind of detail!


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