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Thread: Starch

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    Member cathycabot's Avatar
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    A little while back There was a topic on home made starch .
    I was interested in the one using liquid starch to make you own . Can anyone tell me the name of the product and maybe where it can be purchased. I live in Canada and have tried a lot of places such as Walmart Canadian tire, Zellers, and grocery stores Please help

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    The only one I know is called Sta-Flo. Sort of a blue color.

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    I use Stay Flo. It's sold at Walmart and is usually on the bottom shelf in a 64 oz bottle and the bottle is blue. Just mix with water in the strength you need, i.e. 50/50. The more Stay Flo you use the stiffer the fabric. You can also add a drop or 2 of lavender -- smells great.

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    I live in Southern Ontario and cannot find liquid starch anywhere. I've tried Wal-mart,Zellers, Giant Tiger and many grocery stores including Foodland, Zehrs, Sobeys, No Frills etc. I can buy spray starch 450 ml for $1.99 at Giant Tiger, 500 ml for $2.00 at my local $ store and 450 ml for $2.49 at No Frills in Angus which is an army base. I guess those poor soldiers have to press their dress uniforms. When my DH asked me what I wanted him to bring me home from his conference in the USA I said liquid starch. He thought I'd really lost it. I can buy Mary Ellen's Best Press for $9.99 at my LQS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelbie
    I live in Southern Ontario and cannot find liquid starch anywhere. I've tried Wal-mart,Zellers, Giant Tiger and many grocery stores including Foodland, Zehrs, Sobeys, No Frills etc. I can buy spray starch 450 ml for $1.99 at Giant Tiger, 500 ml for $2.00 at my local $ store and 450 ml for $2.49 at No Frills in Angus which is an army base. I guess those poor soldiers have to press their dress uniforms. When my DH asked me what I wanted him to bring me home from his conference in the USA I said liquid starch. He thought I'd really lost it. I can buy Mary Ellen's Best Press for $9.99 at my LQS.
    Did you check to see if it can be bought online?

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    The only time I've ever seen it in a catalog was at Nasco. They sell arts & craft supplies to schools. The sta flo starch is used as a fix in various crafts. I'm pretty sure they ship to canada. Only problem is that the starch is liquid, so heavy. here's a link, you can send them an email and see. They are in Wisconsin, so that's sort of close to Ont.

    http://www.enasco.com/Search?q=starch&x=9&y=11

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