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Thread: Brown starch spray UK!

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    Brown starch spray UK!

    Just a note to UK quilters warning you not to buy Fabric Magic Spray Starch at The Range. I bought three cans this weekend. I just started starching my fabric, shook up the can, did a big spray and it all came out yellowy brown!! I tried the other cans on some scrap fabric and they are just the same.

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    Hope you can get your money back!!
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    Must have been very old to turn like that.
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    Oh...what a shame...
    Hope you were able to get the brown out of your fabric.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ManiacQuilter2 View Post
    Hope you can get your money back!!
    I hope so too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink's Mom View Post
    Oh...what a shame...
    Hope you were able to get the brown out of your fabric.
    Luckily I only sprayed it onto some small pieces of scrappy fabric and noticed immediately that it wasn't right. I would have been very upset if I had ruined anything special.

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    Make your own...cornstarch and water. A lot cheaper and no fumes.

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    Ditto what she said! Iwould take it back ASAP.
    Quote Originally Posted by ManiacQuilter2 View Post
    Hope you can get your money back!!

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    Blimey! Thanks for the tip. I would be really cross if that were me. Take it back so at least you can be refunded and maybe they will check th stock and save someone else heartache X
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    Thanks for the heads up! I never thought about how to make your own.

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    Yuck! When I want to use starch I like to use Faultless boxed starch and make a batch according to directions. I don't know whether you could put it in a spray bottle, but it will keep for several days in the refrigerator. As a shortcut, I do use canned spray starch and from now on will test it before spraying on what I am working on.Thanks for the warning. froggyintexas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tippytoes View Post
    Blimey! Thanks for the tip. I would be really cross if that were me. Take it back so at least you can be refunded and maybe they will check th stock and save someone else heartache X
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    I will definitately take them back, but will have to wait until the weekend to do that. In the meantime I have emailed the stores customer service department in the hope they will check out their stock. I keep imagining how I would have felt if I had sprayed it onto some of my vintage linens! I would hate for that to happen to someone else.

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