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    Vodka for spray starch

    I've miss placed the paper i had the formula on for the spray starch made from vodka nad whaterver. Does any one remember what it is thanks for the reply. Barbara adams

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    1/4 cup CHEAP vodka
    2 cups water
    a few drops of 100% essential oil (I use Lavendar)
    Mis togethter, put in a spray bottle with a fine mist spray nozzle.

    I LOVE Best Press and this is as close as you can get (MUCH less expensive) Happy Pressing!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Val in IN View Post
    1/4 cup CHEAP vodka
    2 cups water
    a few drops of 100% essential oil (I use Lavendar)
    Mis togethter, put in a spray bottle with a fine mist spray nozzle.

    I LOVE Best Press and this is as close as you can get (MUCH less expensive) Happy Pressing!!!
    I tried this recipe and outcome was not quite stiff enough so i added a little extra vodka till I found what I was looking for.

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    What a great excuse to buy vodka!

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    Oh my gosh, that's all I'd need to do. I'd be going to the big D and I don't mean Dallas! I used his beer mixed with shampoo and water one time on my lawn. I thought he'd have a stroke. Never did that again.

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    I use vodka water mixture and do not find it to turn brown. The amount of "crispness" depends on how much vodka you pour in. Have also tried the vodka in cocktails after a long day of pressing. HA!!

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    Good shot of Vodka
    Tomato juice or V-8 is good
    Celery salt
    stalk of celery or slab of a dill pickle
    Tweek of hot sauce
    Cap it with scotch,
    Oh, wait a minute, that not recipe for spray starch. Sorry.
    My stash keeps me in stitches!

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    for sipping not pressing, try Grey Goose brand. yummy!

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    HaHa! You gals are so funny! I use Vodka with vanilla beans to make my own never ending bottle of vanilla extract!

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    If you press with this stuff - - - does it help (hic) the whole quilt process to go smoother? :-)
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    I thought the vodka would get the operator stiff, not the fabric!
    Stephanie in Mena

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    Vodka is made from fermented potatoes, as such wouldn't the residue of potato starch left in the vodka attract creepy crawlies? Just wondering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NannaL View Post
    Vodka is made from fermented potatoes, as such wouldn't the residue of potato starch left in the vodka attract creepy crawlies? Just wondering.
    If you live where there is high humidity, it might not be a good thing for you to use. I live where we have very low humidity, so I do not have to worry about bugs.
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    Is there a good reason for making your own spray starch out of vodka?

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    The main reason you use vodka to make spray starch is because there will be lots of vodka left in the bottle, to be re-purposed in a glass!

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    Do you use the old-fashioned method of spraying by putting it in your mouth first?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hensandhollyhocks View Post
    What a great excuse to buy vodka!
    Yes, but if I used the vodka for that whatever would I do with my tomato juice???????????
    Judy

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    Had to share this about Vodka. Try putting it in your pie crust mix, instead of water. Makes it nice and flaky and the alcohol burns off in the baking.

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    I knew there was a reason I was so stiff!- J

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    Quote Originally Posted by NannaL View Post
    Vodka is made from fermented potatoes, as such wouldn't the residue of potato starch left in the vodka attract creepy crawlies? Just wondering.
    Regular starch is mostly corn starch.
    Stephanie in Mena

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    Oh, wow, I had not heard about the Vodka. I make my own spray, too. I will certainly try it! I don't know if my hubby will believe me, when he ask's what happened to the Vodka?

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    Thats all I need - a hangover after a day of quilting and pressing....My husband might wonder why I am spraying my mouth instead of my fabric. I found a great deal on Best Press - I used my Joann's 50% off coupon and bought a gallon for about $30. I just fill up my spray bottle when I need it.

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    Alllll rigght. (hic) Hereee's a toast for allll thhhe great iideas for vodka use. (Hic) Iiii didd nooot know Joann's soolld itt by thhhe galllllllon.

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