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Thread: make your own Heavy Starch

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    Super Member Happy Linda's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glassquilt
    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Linda
    Quote Originally Posted by Glassquilt
    Another starch - not heavy
    1Tbs. Elmer's School Glue
    3 C. Warm Water
    How do you mix this? The other recipe used boiling water then boiled it.
    mix in a spray bottle and shake to mix each time before using.

    Sorry I didn't answer sooner - lost internet connection Thursday.
    Thanks Glassquilt. Sounds so simple. I'm going to give it a try.

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    Super Member Carron's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    Quote Originally Posted by clem55
    My mom always made laundry starch that way, and while I am not positive, I think she used to add a small piece of something called bluing. It made the whites and colors brighter. She made her own lye soap for laundry too!!
    yes...bluing...I am not sure if we can find that any more..but it sure worked great for the whites...
    I use the bluing in my laundry on all colors. Does not change the colored clothes just makes them appear brighter.
    Bluing is also great in the swiming pool makes for beautiful water and does not turn a person blue while swiming. LOL....although that would be a fun "dirty" trick to play for a pool party however it's not going to happen.

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