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Thread: Spray starch

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    beckyw's Avatar
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    Has anybody made homemade spraystarch. Have you had any problem with it.

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    never made any. Can you tell us how to make it?

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    You know, I was just thinking the same thing last night. I don't use starch often but when I do it's usually for a big project. I have a can of spray starch but it's all gummed up. I thought that if I made my own spray/spritz starch when I needed it, it would save me the unclogging the spray can problem. I'll be watching to see if others make their own starch.

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    Yes I have made it. How stiff you want your project contols your water, starch ratio. I generally use a half and half, be sure and shake it up before each usage to blend the starch and water. Hope this helps you. I love the spray rather than can, saves so much money. Wal mart bottle of starch over spray cans, will last a lifetime.

    Rita

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    Becky, I found this blog this morning. Here's the link to how she makes her starch. Her blog has lots of fun info on it!

    http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/2...berry-pie.html

    I think I will make some as I don't like the flaking I get from canned starch and she says this doesn't flake.

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    I used to make my own but it kept clogging up the sprayer. So I bought the liquid and just mix it up now. Much easier on the sprayer and I add lavendar to it so it smells good.

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    I've made it, just water and cornstarch. Don't make a lot because it will start to smell odd in about two weeks. It's so cheap to make it's okay to make new. If you use more then 1/2 teaspoon of cornstarch per cup, it will scorch on your iron. I couldn't find a fine spray bottle that had the very fine mist. So I use an empty bottle that had spray hair conditioner. It's a very fine misting. I use the concentrated liquid starch and mix it for heavy starch. I like Niagara Spray Starch the best, it does not flake at all.

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    I use Niagra Spray Starch, and it doesn't flake. I have used it for years. I wash my fabric, then Iron it dry, then put a light coat of starch on and iron. Makes it nice for cutting.
    and have never had a problem with flaking or with it getting on my iron.

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    I use a tablespoon of cornstarch to two cups warm water put in essential oil (flower) shake it up. You need to shake it everytime you use it. The best way to use any starch is to let it penentrate the fabric before you iron it. You need to put it in a spray bottle. I also buy a bottle of starch and mix it. If the sprayer becomes clogged put it in hot soap water and it will on clog. Make new every couple days it get old.

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    I used to make mine all the time but I switched to purchasing Sta-Flo by the jug. You can buy this very cheap at WalMart or a grocery store.

    I mix mine 1/2 starch and 1/2 water and put in a spray bottle.

    The homemade worked fine but it would mold in the bottle if kept very long. This doesn't happen with the Sta-Flo. Also, I heard some peole say with the homemade starch it should be washed out of the quilt after completing it to prevent bugs. I never had a problem with bugs but something to think about.

    Barb

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