I'm diggin' these yo-yo embellishments! Ahh, MUCH better.
My pal Nancy recommends starching 100% cotton fabrics before cutting. She uses it for quiltmaking and it is esp good for working with half-square triangles cut/sewn on the bias. I tried aerosol spray starch and always marvel at the crispness. I like "heavy" starch. Wal-Mart sells Sta-Flo liquid concentrated starch in 64 oz bottles. Mix the starch with water and pour into a spray bottle. Historical note: when collars were separate pieces from shirts, they were soaked in starch and pressed. Dirt and perspiration accumulated on the starch, not on the collar, and washed out easily.