I’m working on Missing Ivy and here’s where I’m at currently:
Organized Chaos! This is the extent of my organization. I can make to do lists and plans and calendar events – but after I chain piece and snip the threads they’re just all over the place. I’ll be reorganizing them again.
While I was pressing the white fabric so I can cut 9 more 3.5″ squares I was thinking about starch. I couldn’t remember if I had starched the other fabric. I know there was a blimp in time where I came across a tip to starch the fabric while pressing so that when I cut, the fabric is a little stiff. It also helps with keeping HSTs as accurate as possible. So I may have starched these. I can’t remember. I stopped starching when I read on Bonnie Hunter’s site where she received fabric from somewhere (I think it was a half done project) and when she started using them they fell apart. She attributed this to the starch in the fabric. So what to do? I should starch if I’m going to start and finish a project. But knowing me, you never really know if I will finish the project I start. I’m trying to be better about it now. So I guess only time will tell. But I am still wondering if I starched these fabrics. It’s been about 2 years since I last worked on this project and the fabric is still going strong. I would think it would take a lot more years for it to start falling apart.
It’s interesting how the way we do things changes with time as we learn new techniques, hear new tips, and get more experience with different projects.
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