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Thread: Where's the Spray Starch????

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    I've been to my two local (Giant Eagle) large grocery stores and Target, can't find Spray Starch. I'm in SW Pa any ideas? :hunf:

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    I got mine at Costco but I've seen it at Walmart. It's usually in the laundry section. Walmart had about 5 or 6 different brands. Good luck!

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    Yes, Walmart had several kinds. Am told Joann's has some, but it's way overpriced.

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    I have trouble finding spray starch too so it is not just a Pa problem. We have a armed forces' base on the way to my daughter's college. That town's grocery stores have lots of spray starch at the best price I've ever seen. Those poor soldiers must have to press their dress uniforms. I just stop and stock up on Easy Press at $2.29 (Canadian) a can. However, I've yet to find a source for a large bottle of liquid fabric starch even when checking large grocery stores and Walmart. Either it just isn't available in Canada or nobody buys it anymore. No liquid Niagara Starch or Staflo anyplace! Maybe I'll have my DH smuggle me some back across the border when he goes to Washington in a couple of weeks. It might make the border guards really wonder!

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    I was looking for liquid starch in the grocery store and happened upon a non-aerosol Niagra starch that says it doesnt' flake. I haven't tried it yet - has anybody else?

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    I just discovered the joy of spray starch from reading this board.Don't know how I did without it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by twogeebs
    I've been to my two local (Giant Eagle) large grocery stores and Target, can't find Spray Starch. I'm in SW Pa any ideas? :hunf:
    I'm also in SW PA, and I have found spray starch at Giant Eagle, Foodland, Family Dollar, Walmart, Dollar General....but I don't think any store sells the big bottles of liquid starch that I remember seeing long ago. THAT is what I have been looking for.

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    Haven't seen liquid starch here for a long time. I buy the spray cans at Costco.

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    I get the concentrated gallon and mix my own 50/50. It's a whole lot cheaper and it's not an aerosol.

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    I've seen mention of homemade starch...anyone know how or use it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CompulsiveQuilter
    I was looking for liquid starch in the grocery store and happened upon a non-aerosol Niagra starch that says it doesnt' flake. I haven't tried it yet - has anybody else?
    Yes, I have tried it. I purchased it in Az and now I can't find it here. Makes me so mad. But, I have been making my own.
    1 cup staflo
    1 cup water
    1 cup fabreeze
    I guess if you can't find Staflo the recipe won't help you. Sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltbugs
    Quote Originally Posted by twogeebs
    I've been to my two local (Giant Eagle) large grocery stores and Target, can't find Spray Starch. I'm in SW Pa any ideas? :hunf:
    I'm also in SW PA, and I have found spray starch at Giant Eagle, Foodland, Family Dollar, Walmart, Dollar General....but I don't think any store sells the big bottles of liquid starch that I remember seeing long ago. THAT is what I have been looking for.
    The only place I have seen it here is at Walmart. They carry the 1/2 gal bottles. That will last me a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RkayD
    I've seen mention of homemade starch...anyone know how or use it?
    Google: Homemade spray starch. I came up with several.

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    I use Mary Ellen's Best Press. You can buy online. It's a light starch and I get the lavendar smell..You can get this online or I get mine at Hancocks (cheaper) or my LQS. It's my favorite

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    Right before Mary Ellen's Best Press was available to buy, Walmart sold a clear pressing spray that was exactly like Mary Ellen's. It was Linen, Vanilla, and Lavender scented. It wasn't with the spray starches, it was in the ironing board section. It was great and very inexpensive. I can't find it anywhere now. I wonder if the name was changed to Mary Ellen's or if the brand was bought out.

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    You can find homemade starch on the web, there are several recipes. You have to use one where you "cook" the potion. Such as http://community.tasteofhome.com/for...0/4767692.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by janRN
    I got mine at Costco but I've seen it at Walmart. It's usually in the laundry section. Walmart had about 5 or 6 different brands. Good luck!
    Thanks, gee I was near Walmart...was at Sam's Club didn't think to go to Walmart :? . I'm an hour from town with a long list and running from store to store. I'll check next time. Thanks a lot!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltbugs
    Quote Originally Posted by twogeebs
    I've been to my two local (Giant Eagle) large grocery stores and Target, can't find Spray Starch. I'm in SW Pa any ideas? :hunf:
    I'm also in SW PA, and I have found spray starch at Giant Eagle, Foodland, Family Dollar, Walmart, Dollar General....but I don't think any store sells the big bottles of liquid starch that I remember seeing long ago. THAT is what I have been looking for.
    I went to Giant Eagle in Washington & Waynesburg and asked. They said they didn't have spray starch. Will try Walmart and Dollar Stores. Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by merridancer
    You can find homemade starch on the web, there are several recipes. You have to use one where you "cook" the potion. Such as http://community.tasteofhome.com/for...0/4767692.aspx
    Thanks for the recipe, sure hope I don't have to make my own, but if I do I'll be trying this recipe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by featherweight
    Quote Originally Posted by CompulsiveQuilter
    I was looking for liquid starch in the grocery store and happened upon a non-aerosol Niagra starch that says it doesnt' flake. I haven't tried it yet - has anybody else?
    Yes, I have tried it. I purchased it in Az and now I can't find it here. Makes me so mad. But, I have been making my own.
    1 cup staflo
    1 cup water
    1 cup fabreeze
    I guess if you can't find Staflo the recipe won't help you. Sorry.
    Just curious, what is liquid Febreeze? ZI seem to use it in everything else, but havent seen any liquids , what is its purpose?Other than smelling good!LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by twogeebs
    I've been to my two local (Giant Eagle) large grocery stores and Target, can't find Spray Starch. I'm in SW Pa any ideas? :hunf:
    Want to thank you all for your replies. This is the first time I asked a question and what great responses...isn't this site the best?? :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by featherweight
    Quote Originally Posted by RkayD
    I've seen mention of homemade starch...anyone know how or use it?
    Google: Homemade spray starch. I came up with several.
    Thanks so for the info

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    Don't mean to sound rude, but there may be alot of folks in the store don't know what spray starch is. Look in the softener section, high and low, for both the cans and liquid. I have not seen the liquid in eeons. Don't forget to try Tru-value Hardware stores. If you are near any Amish stores, they might have it.

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    Reminds me when I had surgery and couldn't walk but a few steps at a time, I sent my young DD into the grocery store to get a can of English Peas. She came out and said the store didn't have any. I knew that was almost impossible so sent her back in to ask someone. She came back out and said the worker said the store didn't sell English peas, he couldn't find them. I was getting frustrated so sent her in again to look at the pictures on the can and buy the can that looked like the peas we always ate. She came back out with a can of SWEET PEAS and said that was the only thing the young clerk and her could find. LOL.

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    Our Wal-mart in Illinois has both spray cans and the mix your own liquid. I never realized it was a problem to find in some places.

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