Good morning, Quilters! We have many, many new quilters that have joined us from Facebook and The Quilting Board! Welcome to you all! We are so glad you’ve joined us, and we plan to put you to work right away. Today is Open Line Friday. Every Friday, we all ask and answer questions about anything and everything. (I’ve even gotten some excellent advice on mascaras!) So ask away. We also want YOUR input on the questions…Today, I would like everyone’s opinion on pressing…
I use spray starch, sizing and Best Press. Honestly, I don’t have a very strong favorite. I like Niagara Spray Starch because it costs only $1.69 for 20 oz, it is readily available at my grocery store, and I like the scent. The only downside, one must wait a minute or so to let the starch absorb into the fabric before ironing in order to prevent flaking. I have read that silverfish like starch-but I have never had any problem with that little pest-and I don’t know anyone who has…
I also like Magic Sizing. It is also inexpensive-around $2.00 for 20 oz, is readily available, and I like the scent. The label says it “restores the original body to all washable fabrics”. I like how it improves the body of the fabric without stiffness–(less stiff than starch.)
Finally, I sometimes use Mary Ellen’s Best Press. It comes in both scented and odorless--I generally like the linen fresh scent. It also adds body without stiffness and it never flakes. The downside to Best Press–it is only available at fabric stores and online and it costs a whopping $7.95 for 16 oz. That’s 5 times the prices of sizing and starch!
So to kick off today’s Open Line Friday…What products do you use, and why?
PS..Thank you to all the people who sent links for the handwriting fabrics for which I am on the hunt. Never thought to look on Ebay or Etsy! Thanks!