Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
Startching questions >

Startching questions

Startching questions

Old 02-13-2013, 03:44 PM
  #1  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Southern124's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 17
Default Startching questions

I have been using a commercial spray and the smell is getting to me. Can I make my own and use a water bottle? if so, how much corn startch do I mix in a 2 cup container.

Thanks for the information.
Southern124 is offline  
Old 02-13-2013, 03:55 PM
  #2  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Illinois
Posts: 9,312
Default

I don't make my own. I buy the Stay Flo starch concentrate in a Blue jug no scent , and mix to the desired strenght. Walmart carries it. I made my own but got tired of having to keep it in the refigerator, or running out when I was working on something.
Lori S is offline  
Old 02-13-2013, 03:56 PM
  #3  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Albany, Georgia
Posts: 1,715
Default

I buy the sta-flo and mix it half and half with water in a spray bottle...works great and the smell is very little.
quilts4charity is offline  
Old 02-13-2013, 03:57 PM
  #4  
Super Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Pacific NW
Posts: 7,673
Default

http://frugalliving.about.com/od/col...ray_Starch.htm

http://www.marklipinski.com/Tulip%20Tips/TTcontent.html - scroll down to tip #1

Not sure which product you're using and how offensive it is, have you tried the concentrate and diluting to your preference?

Peckish is offline  
Old 02-13-2013, 03:58 PM
  #5  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Waynesboro, Tn.
Posts: 930
Default

I have been using homemade spray starch for about 2 years now. Just add about a tablespoon at a time and try it on your fabric until you get it as stiff as you like. Also add a tablespoon of lemon juice, the juice keeps the starch fresh. I keep two bottles by my ironing board, one with light starch, one with heavy, and always shake it up very well before using. Hope this helps. You can use bottled lemon juice! MAWLUV
mawluv is offline  
Old 02-13-2013, 03:59 PM
  #6  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: The middle of an IL cornfield
Posts: 7,014
Default

I'm a Sta-Flo girl, too, but have made my own in pinch. There are recipes online.
Lisa_wanna_b_quilter is offline  
Old 02-13-2013, 04:09 PM
  #7  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 38,138
Default

I just mixed up a batch today! My recipe is as follows....
3and 3/4 cups water

1tbsp. Corn starch
(mixed into the 1/4 cup cold water below)
1/4 cup cold water

Bring the 3 and 3/4 cups water to a boil in a pan on the stove. Slowly add the cold water/ corn starch mixture to the water and wisk until blended. Reduce heat and simmer 1 minute. Add 1 tbsp. lemon juice and let cool. After cooled, put into a spray bottle and it is ready to use. Shake before using if it has been sitting a while.
This makes a light starch mixtures as others have said increase the corn starch a tbsp. at a time until you get the stiffness you want. There are other recipes but this is the one I use.

Tartan is offline  
Old 02-13-2013, 04:19 PM
  #8  
Super Member
 
EasyPeezy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 3,268
Default

I mix 1/4 cup of cornstarch in 1/2 cup of cold water then add 1 quart of boiling water.
Let cool before use. This makes a fairly heavy starch. You can play with this...by
adding more water.
EasyPeezy is offline  
Old 02-13-2013, 04:31 PM
  #9  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Southern124's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 17
Default

I was using Easy On Spray Startch but I need to admit that it was at least 10 yrs old! This might be why I did not like the smell! I will go and make up a batch!!!
Southern124 is offline  
Old 02-13-2013, 05:23 PM
  #10  
Super Member
 
deanneellen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Dallas,Oregon
Posts: 1,114
Default

I think I have an old can of that same spray starch around here somewhere. I am going to toss it for sure!
deanneellen is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
IBQUILTIN
General Chit-Chat (non-quilting talk)
10
07-10-2015 09:59 AM
rvsfan
Main
3
05-28-2013 06:09 AM
bgullett
Main
7
10-19-2010 06:35 AM
JudeWill
Main
7
01-30-2010 09:03 PM
Steve
Main
3
01-19-2008 12:52 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter


SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.