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    I found an easy recipe today for spray starch... I hope I posted this in the right place. Elainekay

    spray starch

    12 oz water
    3/4 tablespoon cornstarch
    3 drops lavender essential oil
    Mix well in a measuring cup and pour into a spray bottle.

    The corn starch will settle, so you will need to shake it before using it. It smells wonderful and it works really well. There was no flaking whatsoever. Put in a 12 oz spray bottle.

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    Thanks for sharing. Happy Quilting.

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    Sounds Great, Will Try..Thanks

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    Thanks for sharing--I'm going to try it too!

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    I want to try this. Where can I get the lavender essential oil?

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    You can usually buy essential oils at a health food store or several places online.

    You can also make this without the essential oil. It will just be unscented.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Be sure and add the lavender "essential oil". Starch by itself will attract silverfish in your fabric. The lavender repels them. Even commercial starch will attract them. Spray sizing doesn't.

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    thanks for the receipe, I will definitely try it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni-in-Texas
    Be sure and add the lavender "essential oil". Starch by itself will attract silverfish in your fabric. The lavender repels them. Even commercial starch will attract them. Spray sizing doesn't.
    I didn't know that! Thanks!

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    not sure what cornstarch is

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    thank you for the recipe and info re: adding oil, and cornstarch is often used in gravies. (sewgarden) :)

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    so I guess it's what we call cornflour

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    I am for sure going to try this for I love to use starch. Thanks so much. I'd been buying the liquid starch, but is too flaky.

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    it's a thickening agent. Should find it where you find the flour.

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    if you don't care for lavender, you can use orange oil, or cedar oil!

    you should boil the water, then slowly add the starch, it will dissolve it better, when cool add the essential oil

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    I also say thank you for the recipe. I am going to try it.

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    Awsome. Hope it works.

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    What's oz in metric? Would love to try this.

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    1 ounces (US, fluid) is equal to 29.57 milliliters or ml

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2livesdown7togo
    1 ounces (US, fluid) is equal to 29.57 milliliters or ml
    Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elainekay
    I found an easy recipe today for spray starch... I hope I posted this in the right place. Elainekay

    spray starch

    12 oz water
    3/4 tablespoon cornstarch
    3 drops lavender essential oil
    Mix well in a measuring cup and pour into a spray bottle.

    The corn starch will settle, so you will need to shake it before using it. It smells wonderful and it works really well. There was no flaking whatsoever. Put in a 12 oz spray bottle.
    Thanks for shareing :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elainekay
    I found an easy recipe today for spray starch... I hope I posted this in the right place. Elainekay

    spray starch

    12 oz water
    3/4 tablespoon cornstarch
    3 drops lavender essential oil
    Mix well in a measuring cup and pour into a spray bottle.

    The corn starch will settle, so you will need to shake it before using it. It smells wonderful and it works really well. There was no flaking whatsoever. Put in a 12 oz spray bottle.
    My grandmother used to cook hers, somehow.....

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