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Old 02-14-2019, 10:51 PM
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I want to try the freezer paper and starch method for appliqué. I have already managed to get hold of some imported freezer paper (we don’t have it here in the U.K.) but now I’ve realised starch is also different! It seems I can’t get liquid starch here unless it is imported (and you can imagine the postage costs!).

However we can get spray starch easily enough - will this be ok if I use it as a liquid rather than spray it from the bottle do you think? The other option is to buy the powder and mix up a batch each time I want it but I know that will be wasteful as I will only want a tiny bit each time
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Old 02-15-2019, 01:30 AM
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I've never tried this, but Lakeland sell piqued starch. I don't know if there is a store near you but they do a good mail order.
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Old 02-15-2019, 01:31 AM
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Sorry, liquid starch. ( autocorrect. Grrrrrr)
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Old 02-15-2019, 03:34 AM
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I spray my Niagra spray starch into the lid and then I use a paint brush to apply the liquid starch to my appliqué pieces.
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Old 02-15-2019, 03:53 AM
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Originally Posted by jmoore View Post
I spray my Niagra spray starch into the lid and then I use a paint brush to apply the liquid starch to my appliqué pieces.
You just gave me a great idea which I will put into use .
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Old 02-15-2019, 04:34 AM
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I do the same as jmoore. I took a class and using freezer paper and starch and we sprayed starch into the lid.
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In addition to the suggestion of spraying the spray starch into the lid until you have a little puddle of starch, you can also make your own liquid starch out of corn starch. Some people add vodka or alcohol to it but that is just to retard any mold growth when making with corn starch. Here is a recipe:

https://www.mybluprint.com/article/d...n-3-easy-steps
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Thank you so much for starting this thread. I had not heard of this method (new to hand applique) and went to Mr. Google for more info. I found this very well written blog with many pictures that explained the procedure very clearly.
http://alamosaquilter.blogspot.com/2...que-photo.html
Hmmmm....I think need to get a cat! ;D
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Vodka is made from grain or potato and so it contains starch. You can make homemade Best Press with just vodka and water. No need to boil or heat, just mix!
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Originally Posted by Kitsie View Post
Vodka is made from grain or potato and so it contains starch. You can make homemade Best Press with just vodka and water. No need to boil or heat, just mix!
All the starch is removed during the process of making vodka so it doesn't matter if it is potato or grain. Use the cheapest vodka.
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