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Thread: Making Spray Starch

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    going to make some! thanks for sharing.

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    It might be a good idea to post complete recipes in this thread. I can just envision me (at a younger age!) mixing up vodka and water, not realizing the recipe needs cornstarch too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99
    It might be a good idea to post complete recipes in this thread. I can just envision me (at a younger age!) mixing up vodka and water, not realizing the recipe needs cornstarch too!
    I don't think they are adding cornstarch when doing the vodka blends

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99
    It might be a good idea to post complete recipes in this thread. I can just envision me (at a younger age!) mixing up vodka and water, not realizing the recipe needs cornstarch too!
    Don't put Cornstarch with my recipe...

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    Interesting thread. Thank you for sharing these recipes!

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    I use the vodka, but I also add some liquid starch to the mixture.

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    my recipe is -

    1 cup sta-flo concentrate
    1 cup water
    1 cup of Febreeze any scent will do ( i use lavender )

    Mix well and pour in spray bottle..

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    Quote Originally Posted by featherweight
    I mix mine with:
    1/4 cup vodka
    2 cups water
    few drops of Lavender essence

    Vodka is made from potatoes so therefore it is starch.
    I never get any flakeing from this mixture.
    wow learn something new every day. I am going to have to try this. It really stiffens the fabric?
    I buy the bottle of sta flo and mix mine like 20 water to 1 startch , I also add lavender to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by damaquilts
    Quote Originally Posted by featherweight
    I mix mine with:
    1/4 cup vodka
    2 cups water
    few drops of Lavender essence

    Vodka is made from potatoes so therefore it is starch.
    I never get any flakeing from this mixture.
    wow learn something new every day. I am going to have to try this. It really stiffens the fabric?
    I buy the bottle of sta flo and mix mine like 20 water to 1 startch , I also add lavender to it.
    I think it is more like Mary Ellen's rather than making fabric stiff, but maybe that is just me...

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    Super Member damaquilts's Avatar
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    wow learn something new every day. I am going to have to try this. It really stiffens the fabric?
    I buy the bottle of sta flo and mix mine like 20 water to 1 startch , I also add lavender to it.[/quote]
    I think it is more like Mary Ellen's rather than making fabric stiff, but maybe that is just me...[/quote]

    Thanks for letting me know. That's ok to. I have bought Mary Ellens once. It was so expensive I used it only to iron clothes. I have had the bottle going on 3 years. and there is still a little left in the bottom hehe!!!

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