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Thread: Starch help, please

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    One our our ladies mentioned that starch is her best friend in quilting. I have been using Mary Ellen's spray and I really like it, but it does not give me the stiffness I would like.
    Can you please provide me with the brand of a good spray starch that will not flake?
    Thank you
    D in TX

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    I bought Sta-Flo(concentrated) at walmart. after I mixed it 50/50, I sprayed and ironed the back of my fabric, so far no flakes (15 yards of black and dark green).

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    I just do a mixture of 50/50 of Sta-Flo. I saturate with it and then let it dry. Flaking isn't bad if dry. Besides I was the quilt afterwards and its all gone.

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    I don't really care if the starch flakes...I don't consider my quilt complete until it's washed and dried (you know, to make sure it won't fall to pieces in the wash lol), and everything washes away. :)

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    I agree. Sta-Flo mixed at 50/50. Spray like crazy. Iron. Ignore flakes. If it doesn't feel about like cardstock, I do it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deema
    I don't really care if the starch flakes...I don't consider my quilt complete until it's washed and dried (you know, to make sure it won't fall to pieces in the wash lol), and everything washes away. :)
    LOL, like minds....none have fallen apart so far...

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    One of the starches I use is Niagara Spray Starch. It comes in a non-aerosol spray bottle that can be reused for the Sta-Flo 50/50 mixture. This is the only brand that I haven't had a problem with flaking.

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    I just spray heavier with the Mary Ellens.

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    To avoid flakes, let starch soak into fabric. When you iron it when it sits on top that is what causes the flakes.

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    THANK YOU for your responses. I am off to the grocery store to purchase Niagra and Sta Flo. I appreciate your quick responses.
    D in TX

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