velvetag wrote:I would like to take part in your exchange.
firstname.lastname@example.org Colorado Springs, Co U.S.A. It sounds like so much fun!
Margo wrote:Rita, if you don't want to wait to get starch, you can make your own with corn starch that you probably have in your pantry/cupboard!
Here is Diane Gaudynski's recipe: http://www.dianegaudynski.net/tips-april.htm
Try my recipe for spray starch for all your pressing/piecing needs. Remember, you can adjust any of these amounts to suit your own needs, and also don't keep this for more than two weeks max. I make up a batch when I need it, then dump it out when I'm finished. It produces a super flat stable quilt: Dissolve half a teaspoon (or one teaspoon for a stiffer starch) of regular Argo cornstarch (in your cupboard probably) in a few tablespoons of cold water in a heat proof 2-cup measuring pitcher like Pyrex. Add boiling water to make one cup, stirring constantly. Then add cold water to the 2 cup line. Let cool and use in a pump spray bottle. Shake it every time you spray. You may have to dilute it a little if it is too thick or builds up white flakes. Lasts a week or so as there are no preservatives, no chemicals, no nothing that harms us or the environment, and it’s practically free, except for the spray bottle! Don't starch fabrics for storage as it will attract critters such as centipedes, and mice.
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