How to Hand Applique: Starch and Press

Duration: 7:08

Heather Thomas teaches you how to applique by hand using the starch and press technique for your quilting projects. She walks you through the step-by-step process, demonstrating the trimming, starching and pressing.

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4 Responses to “How to Hand Applique: Starch and Press”
  1. Carrie del Toro-mikulich
    Carrie del Toro-mikulich

    I love this idea! I’am new to quilting and was a little intimidated about applique but now I feel confident to try. I would have never thought about using the hole punch to secure the material with pins. Thanks!

  2. Ann

    I Just did the first applique quilt. I needed this teaching so much. Cant wait to do this. You are an awesome teacher. Learning so much. Thank you.

  3. hilex

    My question is in regards to the starch. Do you dilute the liquid starch or just use it straight from the container? Do you feel you need to remove the starch after finishing your work? Do you think it might attract bugs?

    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      I thin the starch as follows; 3 parts water to 1 part starch. And yes, you should remove it from the fabric.