|Batik Lesson 6|
One of the best lessons I have learnt during this quilt-along.... use SPRAY STARCH ! I'm using CRISP. Using starch allows you to join blocks with less pins and it keeps your individual units nice and flat and then the whole block sits nicely when all sewn together. Spray starch keeps edges neater too!
This block did not give me any trouble apart from the purple fabric wanting to pucker when ironed! It's 100% cotton so I have no idea why this would happen. Batik fabrics are a very tight weave so maybe that has something to do with it!
I did a test today using the 45mm rotary cutter and then the 60mm rotary cutter with the June Tailor ruler and I must say I still prefer the 60mm cutter.
Now we have one week to wait until the next block so I might re-make Blocks 1,2 and 3 in my Batik fabrics. I was using another contrast fabric but I was running out of it so switched to the new contrast fabric. I'll use the 'old' blocks for something else.