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Thread: What kind of starch do you use?

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    Super Member kwhite's Avatar
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    Do you only ever use spray starch or do any of you mix your own? If so how do you do it? Does it last for a long time? does it come out of a spray bottle well? What are the issues?

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    Good question. I am interested in the answer as well.

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    I only use regular ol' spray starch in a can.

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    Starch? I don't usually use starch on anything but the lace from the embroidery machine, and if has it's own, the water soluable stabilizer is a starch.

    Kids for their uniforms for cadets use the spray starch in a can, it comes in regular and linen(double starch)

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I only use regular ol' spray starch in a can.
    I have gone through three cans in the last couple of months. Not only am I concerned with the price but the environment too. I was wondering if the "mix it yourself" kind was more economical and better for the earth.

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    it can sometimes be hard to find but starch has been known to be sold in trigger bottles. easier on the enviroment.

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    i starch everything and go thru numerous cans a month.

    not only do i starch all my fabric for sewing but i also starch all DH clothes.

    i also use the can starch from the store its typically niagara

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    This is what I use..


    http://homemanagement.suite101.com/a...n_spray_starch
    One table spoon of corn starch to two cups of cool water shake this each time you spray it and keep in fridge when not using..



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    Quote Originally Posted by Pickles
    This is what I use..


    http://homemanagement.suite101.com/a...n_spray_starch
    One table spoon of corn starch to two cups of cool water shake this each time you spray it and keep in fridge when not using..

    Thank you for this valuable information!! :D I am anxious to try it out.

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    this is also what I use. I haven't put mine in the fridge though as I put lavendar essential oil (few drops) in it and it has not gone bad. years ago when I ironed ALL of dh's work clothes I used liquid starch that you mix...it would go bad so fast!

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