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Thread: Spray Starch (homemade)

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    SPRAY STARCH

    1 qt (4 C) water
    4 T liquid starch—I use Sta-Flo
    Bring this to a boil and remove from heat.
    Add 2 more C of water and stir until clear
    When clear, add two more C of water
    Add your favorite essential oil—I use a few drops of lavendar
    Pour into your spray bottle and store any extra in fridge!

    If you like it stronger add a little more liquid starch.

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    Would the oil leave marks?

    Is the oil optional or necessary? I don't have any.

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    Thanks, I may have to try that when my Mary Ellen's runs out.

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    Thank you for sharing this :D:D:D

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    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

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    What a great tip. It will save lots of money we can use for fabric.

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    Thanks for the tip & I've bookmarked the recipe!!

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    Thanks for this thread!!! :) Going to try the homemade version.

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    I used the same recipe as Frannie, but used more starch and added Febreeze later, smells great! After I wash fabrics I take them to the sink still wet and put fabrics in a bowl and ppour starch right over top, squeeze out extra and hang on clothesline until dry. The fabrics are a little stiffer whan if just sprayed on and it dries quickly on the line.

    I use a funnel to put left over starch right back in the one quart milk jug it came out of.

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    I have been using the spray starch from the dollar store, since it is so cheap but I may have to try one of the homemade recipes

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