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Posted 2013-02-13 5:45 AM (#84657)
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Can I spray starch and press china silk to make it easier to work with
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Posted 2013-02-13 7:54 AM (#84658 - in reply to #84657)
Subject: Re: china silk



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Depends if you are using real China Silk (silk) or a fabric called China Silk (poly). You can usually tell by price.

Also depends on what you are doing with it. if lining a garment I would not use starch unless its a washable garment. A scarf it doesn't matter which fabric it is since it can be washed.
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Posted 2013-02-13 8:22 AM (#84659 - in reply to #84658)
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Thanks for your quick response.

It was in a kit and I was told it was China silk. It is going to be a lining and I was told not to wash the garment have it dry cleaned so I guess I don't starch it.
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Posted 2013-02-22 11:50 PM (#84709 - in reply to #84659)
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I have found that lots of companies tell you to dry clean to protect themselves. I find that often if I use the washing machine with warm water and hang dry or dry on low, the fabric is fine. I test by cutting a piece maybe 4" square, or whatever and trace it on a piece of paper and then wash this piece of fabric and put it back on the paper to compare. I find the spray iron on starch helps a lot with keeping the fabric manageable to cut and to sew. I had some "China silk" (don't know if it was poly or silk)  that I could not do anything with until I starched it.

Tessa

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Posted 2013-02-23 1:19 AM (#84714 - in reply to #84657)
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I spray starch nearly sewing project before cutting into it. Of course my most luxurious fabric to sew on has been wool from Hancocks and I ued it to interline a jacket.
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Posted 2013-02-24 9:54 PM (#84740 - in reply to #84714)
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Hello, Grandma C. Hope you are Ok.

Tessa

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Posted 2013-02-25 4:49 PM (#84742 - in reply to #84657)
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Tessa, we are hanging on. DH is in rehab and being moved to a different rehab facility tomorrow. He is regaining the use of his right arm and leg and is able to say a word or two. His cognitive ability is lacking but hopefully that will improve in time. Thanks for asking.
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