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Thread: Best Spray Starch

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    What brand of spray starch do you use? I would like one
    that will be quite stiff. How many coats should be used?

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    I use the Mary Ellen's Best Press. It works great and smells good too. I've only gotten mine at our LQS so I'm not sure
    where all you can get it. It is a bit more expensive but I think worth it. :thumbup:

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    I buy the $1 Dollar Tree brands, the extra heavy type, spray the fabric until it is almost dripping. I can fold the fabric and press and it is almost permanent LOL I let it dry completely before pressing, and no problems with flaking or residue on my iron.

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    I love Mary Ellen's best press. It smells so good.

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    I love Mary Ellen's but my favorite is Niagra Spray starch. I get it at Target for $1.89 a bottle. The bottles are awesome to reuse also.

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    I was told at a quilt class to use magic sizing because
    there is something in regular starch that attracts bugs.

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    I use Magic, too.

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    My favorite starch is whichever one is on sale:>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    My favorite starch is whichever one is on sale:>
    Same here. It has a job to do , then it is washed out.

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    I've used the cheapest - from a Dollar store - hated it and the flaking - used the expensive stuff - Mary Ellen's - LOVE it! No flaking, just the right stiffness, smells nice, not burnt, like the cheap stuff - go with what works for you and your happy with it while you're working with it - yes, it will get washed out, but in the mean time, you have to deal with how it works at the moment!

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