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    The Guild President

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    I love threads like these! Quilting allows such creative freedom!

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    Thank you all for the response.

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    Ive never starched but may rethink thisafter this thread

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    I used to be a non-starch fan. And realized as my iron aged, starch really helps puff the threads in the fabric and removes wrinkles. Saves me money on purchasing a new iron. So I start a project I pre starch. I can avoid ironing and get by with finger pressing because the starch has allowed my fabric this short cut. Try it both ways. As far as starching a quilt top before quilting, I would say yes. If you will be doing the quilt, the quilt will pool or be wadded up to fit the throat space and therefore somewhat wrinkled. The batting helps keep hard wrinkles from forming.
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    The best advice I ever got for machine quilting was to starch, starch then starch again - especially for the backing. It will help to prevent those little tucks that can get stitched into the backs.
    Donna

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