I like to use the starch method for preparing small circles to applique,so I bought a new can of starch and left it on the kitchen counter. Early the next morning I wanted to get my applique ready to take to my small group meeting so I grabbed the can off the counter and ran out to the studio. I sprayed some into a cup and dipped my brush in and spread it on the seam allowance of the little circles of fabric. Then I pressed them over the template for a smooth edge to applique. It didn't seem to be working as well as usual... so I painted more on and kept pressing. Finally it seemed to work, so I took them off with me to my meeting and sewed them on the block.
That afternoon I noticed the new can of spray starch sitting on the kitchen counter. I wondered how it had gotten back in the kitchen. A little later Peter came in the kitchen and asked me where the bug spray was. No, I thought, I didn't do that - did I? I ran out to the studio and there on the ironing board was a can of Raid! Do you think this might be a new technique- a bug free way to applique?
I did finally get Lynn's quilt finished yesterday. The nice part about collaborating on a quilt is that I don't have to wash, block and bind it! Once that is done I will try to post a picture.