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Thread: I have become a starch snob!

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    Thanks for sharing the link. Added to favorites.

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    Just ordered some. Thanks for the info and site.
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    Thanks for posting. Sounds great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tweety2911 View Post
    I have a question, would the corn starch in the starch attract bugs? I remember reading somewhere to only use fabric sizing on your fabric stash as the regular starch attracts bugs. This sounds really good but I am a little apprenhensive. Anyone have any info on that?
    Yes corn starch is food for bugs!! I live in Florida and we always have to be careful of attracting bugs. They like the nice weather the same as we do!! I will only use starch if I'm going to complete the project soon and then wash the finished quilt. I won't starch fabric and then put it on the shelf. We have some seriously BIG bugs here in Florida!! LOL!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by muskratwine View Post
    Yes corn starch is food for bugs!! I live in Florida and we always have to be careful of attracting bugs. They like the nice weather the same as we do!! I will only use starch if I'm going to complete the project soon and then wash the finished quilt. I won't starch fabric and then put it on the shelf. We have some seriously BIG bugs here in Florida!! LOL!!!
    I agree with muskratwine. I live in Texas, an exterminator's paradise. You have to be careful of what you can use to control bugs when you have fur babies in our home. It's a constant battle.

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    I never starch my new fabrics. I do a wash, dry and fold and then starch them as I'm pressing them for cutting. We have bugs in Nevada too, LOL!
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    I wouldn't waste my time starching fabric before using it, it would have to be pressed again to get the crease wrinkles out.
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    OK - I ordered some and got it. Just Curious - What is everyones opinion? I like the starch but hate the bottle it is in, I think I may have to put it into one of my other bottles.

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    I ordered another 3 bottles. I mixed half with Best Press in a good spray bottle. I have gourmet starch. LOL
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    Bella Boo - I emailed them and asked her about putting it into gallon jugs (like ME Best Press) for refills. She said that she is working on that. Apparently it is a home based business with for now just Tammy at the helm. They are very close to us and her warehouse where she stores the product is right near where I go for a monthly Sit N Sew. I invited her to come and visit us when she has the gallons ready and maybe it will open up a new market for her. Right now it is only available through Amazon.

    So long story short - Thanks for sharing this with us and recommending, I too love the starch and put it into one of my Mary Ellen's bottles. This give me a lot more bang for my buck!

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