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Thread: Mary Ellen's Best Press

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadoh
    in ontario canada the price is ten dollars for the small one and 42 dollars for the large......gallon one....plus 13 percent tax!!!
    WOW!

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    Yes, it's 1/4 c. vodka
    2 c. distilled water
    essential oil of your choice (few drops)

    enjoy

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    Here's the recipe that I was given.

    24 oz distilled water
    3 oz vodka
    1 teaspoon scented oil(optional)

    Use cheap vodka and shake before using.

    I haven't made any yet, but friends have.

    Note: Remember to use the vodka for the starch.......LOL

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    I believe she gave it on her show..... I think it was cornstarch and water but can't remember ... I buy by the gallon. Love it...blessings

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    niagara has a new spray (non-aersol) product out that you can get at walmart...I use it and it doesn't flake. $1.97 22oz....just for us quilters...actually I use both. Love M.E. too...LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by ewecansew
    Does anyone know the ingredients in this product? I have looked on their website and on the bottle and haven't been able to find an ingredient list.
    Here's my recipe:

    2 cups distilled water
    2 oz vodka
    a few drops of essential fragrance oil
    I also add a small amount of liquid starch when i want more body

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    I never heard of this stuff.what do you use it on,just quilts,paper piecing,bindings, or just regular ironing clothes? Also please, has anyone ever used those magic bobbins? Seen a segment on those too, can't find them anywhere but on line. I live near-by a Jo Ann's store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE
    Curious ... what price are you paying State side? and for what size?
    I sell the 6oz bottles for $3.50!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mommomjoann
    I never heard of this stuff.what do you use it on,just quilts,paper piecing,bindings, or just regular ironing clothes? Also please, has anyone ever used those magic bobbins? Seen a segment on those too, can't find them anywhere but on line. I live near-by a Jo Ann's store.
    haven't heard of magic bobbins...need explanation..off to check

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    It may be a secret formula but it sure is fantastic stuff!

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    Call the 800 number that is on the bottle.

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    This is from the discussion in November:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-39762-1.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holice
    I imagine only a chemist would be able to tell what is in it.
    Could it be Coka Cola and the recipe is secret or is it really a common product repackaged?
    That's what I was thinking. Something that costs 2 cents to make is sold for about $8!

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    Me either and I have to cover my nose when I spray because it makes me wheezy. The bottle says environmently friendly but that doesn't mean it's not an allergy trigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LindaR
    niagara has a new spray (non-aersol) product out that you can get at walmart...I use it and it doesn't flake. $1.97 22oz....just for us quilters...actually I use both. Love M.E. too...LOL
    Me too.It's niagara all the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whinnytoo
    It may be a secret formula but it sure is fantastic stuff!
    Can you tell me what is so good about Best Press? Is it better than spray starch?

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    Have no idea but I use it and like it - no problems :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindasidlow
    Joann.com carries gallons of BestPress. You can use a coupon!
    That is where I got my last gallon from. Don't remember how much I paid but I did use a 50% off coupon. Love the stuff!!

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    I use Magic Sizing. Never heard of it until instructor at LQS supplies it for classes. Googled it and here are ingredients:
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Magic-Sizi...05#Ingredients

    I use it and Mary Ellen's; big difference in price though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bamamama
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE
    Quote Originally Posted by lindasidlow
    Joann.com carries gallons of BestPress. You can use a coupon!
    Not when I"m in Canada!!! ... just curious what your prices are.
    I think I paid something like $5.99 for a 12 oz bottle at Hancocks not long ago.
    It sells in Canada anywhere from $8.95 up to $11.95 for the same size bottle. Must have gold in it or something to be that varied in price in the same area. NOT!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadoh
    in ontario canada the price is ten dollars for the small one and 42 dollars for the large......gallon one....plus 13 percent tax!!!
    Where do you find it for 42 dollars for the gallon. I was quoted a price of $60. for a gallon.

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    I use Magic Sizing work great for me. Cheap at Walmart.
    Have a Blessed day
    Ellen

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    Yikes!! If it's Coka Cola I'm not using it anymore....don't want it eating holes in my quilts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mommomjoann
    I never heard of this stuff.what do you use it on,just quilts,paper piecing,bindings, or just regular ironing clothes? Also please, has anyone ever used those magic bobbins? Seen a segment on those too, can't find them anywhere but on line. I live near-by a Jo Ann's store.
    are you talking about the "magic genie" bobbins from Sharon Schamer? I sell those like crazy, so one day I was going to FMQ with some metallic thread and gave the bobbin genie a try...WoW...they really do work...no twists, tangles, etc...I have a friend that uses them on her LA and swears by them!

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    How much are your magic bobbin [email protected]

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