We are in the middle of a snow storm! And I LOVE snow! I took some before pictures to compare. It is still coming down so I’m sure we will get the 24″-30″ predicted.
A tip to measure snow is to use your rulers.
With the drifting, my 24″ ruler will be useless!
…Back to focusing on quilting. Do you per wash your fabrics? I usually do. Especially if there are any that I think will run. I’ve got a stack of washed fabric. The reason I’m showing you is to see the difference in wrinkles between the ones I pulled out of the dryer before they were completely dry (green) and the other (white) was left in until dry. LESS wrinkles if taken out while slightly damp! In taking that one step further…
#1 – Take fabric out of dryer while slightly damp and iron dry! The moisture helps remove the wrinkles and it makes for a crisp feeling fabric (great “hand” for cutting).
This also reduces the time it takes to get rid of the wrinkles. When ironing be sure NOT to press any wrinkles back into the fabric. Those wrinkles never seem to iron back out unless you use loads of steam or spray starch.
Yes, I am also a fan of spray starch! Thanks to my friend Barbara who introduced me to the powers of spray starch! The reason I like it so well is how it makes fabric behave when cutting and sewing pieces together. I use the “old fashion” spray starch in a can and also “Best Press”. I’m a fan of the citrus “Best Press”. I don’t like the flowery scents (and neither does my head, headaches!). Be careful not to stretch the fabrics out of shape while damp with the spray.
#2 – Use spray starch or “Best Press”!
On a cautious note: I don’t use spray starch on anything that will not be washed. It has been said that it can attract bugs, like silver fish. I also do not use it on fabrics that will sit in my stash. Spray what you are working with.
Spray starch is also great for appliqué. If turning appliqué over a heat resistant template, dampen edges for a crisp, smooth turned edge!
Have a great sewing day, no matter what the weather is outside!
Debbie. ~ Wendt Quilting