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I have finally tried Mary Ellen's Best Press - Love it!

I have finally tried Mary Ellen's Best Press - Love it!

Old 12-13-2013, 07:06 AM
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so true -
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The first thing many say about it is, it is expensive and turn away never trying it. I don't see why so many get all puckered up over the price. I mean it isn't a car payment for goodness sake.
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Old 12-13-2013, 08:37 AM
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I used Best Press but in an effort to spend more on fabric and less on Best Press...I mix Sta-Flo and water and use a spray bottle. Works well for me!
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Old 12-13-2013, 10:23 AM
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I use it to, love the smell and it doesn't linger. Barb
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Old 12-13-2013, 12:06 PM
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Just wondering if the Best Press gets the fabric stiff like starch?
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Old 12-14-2013, 05:30 AM
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I like it to..... but only the lavender scent love it......now that being said however I don't use to startch by fabric I find you have to spray a lot to get a good stiffness and it is pricey I love it on my clothes and I also iron my pillow cases with mmmm!just love that lavender scent when I go to bed at nite
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Old 12-14-2013, 05:45 AM
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I use Bounce spray. It's less ex pensive and works the same way,
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Old 12-14-2013, 06:07 AM
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Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
I usually buy my Best Press at Hancock Fabrics or Joann's with a coupon. I also dilute it some, usually 60% Best Press to 40% water and achieve the same results as full strength.
I also dilute mine, 50-50 and finds it works as well as full strength. Love this product and wouldn't quilt without it.
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Old 12-14-2013, 07:24 AM
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I make my own spray that works just as well and saves $$$. I think it was on this blog that I found this recipe: 2 cups of distilled water, 2 ounces of vodka (cheap brands work okay), 8-10 drops of essential oil (I like lavender); shake well before using. I colored mine with a teensy bit of food coloring (blue & red = lavender/purple). The principle being the vodka helps get wrinkles out of fabric and gives it a slight crisp feel. Pour into your spray bottle. Double the recipe and keep it in a jar or quart container.
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Old 12-14-2013, 07:27 AM
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It only takes 2 oz. of vodka. I don't drink alcohol either, so sometimes just buy the little 2 oz travel sizes!
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Old 12-14-2013, 07:31 AM
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Never tried it but now I will look for a sale at JoAnn's and get me some if it's that good.
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