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Thread: Spray Starch (homemade)

  1. #21
    Super Member Yarn or Fabric's Avatar
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    Jan 2009
    Quote Originally Posted by Chele
    I'm having a hard time finding liquid starch. There are some good applique techniques that use liquid starch. None of my grocery stores carry it. Or Target or Walmart. Do people in Florida not use it? I use and buy spray starch all the time, but nothing in a liquid form.
    My Walmart has it - that is where I got mine. I am planning on beginning to starch all of my fabrics - that will be new for me... I cringe at the thought of starching all of the fabric I already own lol. Maybe one day if I have absolutely nothing to do (hmm. yeah, that will happen) But anyhoooo.... the liquid starch was right by the spray starch in the laundry detergent aisle. There were several spray cans which I won't use because they are aerosol... then there was one that was a small squirt spray bottle and then there was a larger bottle of concentrated stuff for making up your own. I went with the big bottle and bought a cute spray bottle in the garden area. Hope that helps.

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    Twin Cities, MN
    The problem is I am having difficulty finding the Liquid starch in a good size container in the stores...they just don't stock it in Target, Cub, Walmart, etc., here in Minnesota. Will these recipes make a good stiff starch?

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    Super Member Sienna's GiGi's Avatar
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    Akron, Ohio - Atlanta, GA - Mannheim Germany
    You could buy Linit starch. I got three 64 oz. bottles from Amazon for under $20 with shipping and it works great. You dilute it with water and it lasts a long time too. I'm trying to figure out how I am going to get the other two bottles home because all I need on this deployment is one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AbbyQuilts
    Hope you do not mind me adding a recipe. I just ran out of starch mid project and hubby does not want to run out to get any. So after looking online I found some basic corn starch and water recipes but I wanted it to smell good so I did

    1 1/2 cups of water
    1/2 cup of Fabreeze
    1 tab spoon corn starch

    Mix and pour into a bottle and it works WONDERFUL!!! My squares and blocks smell so good and they are crisp
    I use this recipe, but I cook the starch. so cook water and starch, basically bring water and starch to boil stirring constantly , then add the fabreeze after. I put a couple of marbles in the bottom of the spray bottle to help with the shaking.. It does need to be shook before you use it each time.

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    Super Member mary quilting's Avatar
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    Jan 2011
    thanks for all the tips

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    Feb 2012
    I posted a questionon forum (not sure where now) about starching fabric pieces and hanging on a clothes dryer (meant to dry clothes inside, portable with several wire rows across) then putting outside to dry when weather permits but could not find a reply. This sounds like my approach will work ok and not distort or stretch fabric. Iron when dry then cut.

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