I have had a debate going on in my head today. Would starching blocks keep them from stretching while stitching in the ditch.
When I sold sewing machines in the 70's the first thing we would ask when a machine was brought in for repair and the issue was skipped stitching was did you starch your fabric.
So do you spray starch your blocks after you finish them? I read a longarm quilter would not stitch a quilt top unless it was pressed and spray starch used. I know bias edges need securing and spray starch does help. I know when you wash it after quilting is done most of it will wash out. What do you do?
As it stand now most of my pressing is done with a dry iron. I'm afraid the moisture will distort a seam. Am I wrong? What is a quilter to do? Chris