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Thread: Homemade Spray Starch

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    Junior Member kittykatz2001's Avatar
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    I go through spraystarch like crazy. It's getting rather expensive. I have googled and found many recipes but some say it needs a preservative or needs to be used within a few days. I would hate to starch my fabric and have it mold. There are lots and lots of smart quilters on this board so I expect that maybe some of you make your own starch. Care to share the recipe? katie

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    OH I would like to know this too!

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    Look what they posted here, not to long ago.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-91248-1.htm

    I haven't tried it yet.

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    I get the half gallon Sta Flo concentrated starch and mix 50/50 in a spray bottle.

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    how interesting

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    it will only go bad in the bottle, not after you've srayed and ironed dry. the concentrate is very economical

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    you can mix 2oz. of vodka to 4 oz of distilled water.. that got alittle expensive also ..i'm goin to try the cornstarch as soon as i run out of vodka.. hope the cornstarch doesn't leave flakes,the vodka doesn't .. a nice sizing..molly

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    One of the things I read, said to boil the water before adding the starch, then cook for a short time to dissolve before adding to bottle. Makes sense to me. I have added it to cold water and later it did get a sour smell. Can refrigerate to prevent this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewnmom
    you can mix 2oz. of vodka to 4 oz of distilled water.. that got alittle expensive also ..i'm goin to try the cornstarch as soon as i run out of vodka.. hope the cornstarch doesn't leave flakes,the vodka doesn't .. a nice sizing..molly
    Are you kidding Vodka? Really? Joking?

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