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July 25th, 2013

Thursday Threads Link Party 7/25

by Julie Hirt

I’m finally getting started on that kaleidoscope quilt I’ve been wanting to tackle for a while.  So far I’ve just cut out my triangles and I’m playing with layout.



With all of that linen, I need to starch everything to death.  Since I don’t want to pay $50 for a gallon of Best Press I did some research and made my own starch. It works!  It’s cheap!  I’m never buying starch again!

There are literally hundreds of variations out there but this is what I did:

DIY Spray Starch

1 tablespoon of Argo cornstarch
24 ounces of water

Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Let it cool and pour it into a spray bottle.
Optional: Add a few drops of lavender essential oil.  I don’t have any so I didn’t.

Some recipes don’t call for boiling but then you have to shake before each spray.   Also, I think it only keeps for a few days but I’ll gladly spend my money on fabric and make this when I need it.

Let’s check out some of last week’s link ups:


I’m kind of obsessed with these dresden’s from Susan at The Bored Zombie. The fussy cut stripes and chevrons give it such a cool effect!

Super fun Civil War Sampler from Jan at Sew and Sow Farm.  Love.

Last Minute Patchwork Elephant

Adorable little elephant from Stephanie at Quarter Incher.


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