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September 05, 2022

Welcome back to the Hurrication QAL!

This weeks' post is a short one. I had a few questions throughout the week, so I wanted to address them here in case you also have a similar question.

Let's get started. :)





Starching Fabric

I was asked about how often I starch my fabrics, so here is my process in a little more detail. I ONLY starch once - before cutting my fabric

  • Lay out fabric on an old shower curtain (to protect my floor) and spray generously
  • Allow to mostly air dry
  • Iron out all wrinkles and creases
  • Cut immediately or lay over the back of a chair to prevent new creases

I do not starch again after my fabric cut or after I've started sewing the pieces together because starch can cause the fabric to shrink. 

Starch washes out completely and you will still get that quilty crinkle after it has been washed. I've also used starch in wall hangings that have never been washed with no negative effects. 

Trimming Blocks

If you are having trouble with squaring up the blocks - sewing with a scant 1/4" seam, and pressing seams OPEN will give you a little more wiggle room when trimming your blocks to size. This can be particularly important if you are working with a thicker fabric like wovens or flannel. 



Each week I will be giving away a FQ bundle curated from my own stash! Here is this weeks bundle!

To enter in the giveaway:

– Share your progress on instagram using the hashtag #hurricationqal and #rsqpatterns. (Your Instagram account must be public or I won't be able to see it.)

– Because I want this to be a stress-free QAL, any picture of your progress counts! It doesn't have to necessarily “match” the prompt. If you don't have your fabrics yet, post the QAL graphic. If you have your fabrics, show them off so we can see what you're going to make! If you want to post more than once, go for it! All of it counts. :)

I will randomly pick one winner on Sunday night and announce it in next weeks email newsletter and in my IG stories!



Jill of J. Coterie is giving away free long arming services (up to $250) and will offer 20% off on any quilt you send in to her!


Rachel of Saltwater Fabrics is giving away a $50 gift card to her shop!



If you have any questions or any issues making a block, please let me know so I can talk about it in next weeks newsletter! From here on out, we will we be making our blocks. :)

See you next Monday!

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