Monday, February 21, 2011

starchy stuff tidbit..

a foot note to my previous post

-- imho --
Mary Ellen's Best Press
is
MAGIC
I always iron with a dry iron, a spray water bottle
AND
"Best Press"

Many might feel it an extravagant purchase. ( I have to agree. It IS expensive)
It was LOVE........at first try 
I made several attempts to return to plain water pressing
....to NO avail.  NOT the same as with Best Press.

a frugal thought popped into mind and I began to experiment.  
 it became apparent that a person
 could "stretch" the MAGIC by adding water

using these bottles to refill,
pour "Best Press" to the top of the label
and fill the rest of bottle with water
 (approx ratio - 70 starch/ 30 water)

*hopefully I won't have the manufacturer
chasing me with a lawsuit  =(

5 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

You probably are not the first to 'stretch' your starch spray - no matter which brand. I like Best Press also and dilute about the same - you get just as nice a finish.

Oh, and good buy on the King Tut.

rubyslipperz said...

Oh, I'm glad that I'm not the only one to dilute. thanks for co-oberating (sp?) my evidence....

hugZ,
annie

Millie said...

I like to add water to my Best Press too and it is good to know I am not the only one doing this. Happy Quilting!

StitchinByTheLake said...

You can make your own - and cheap! Try this: Dissolve 1 tablespoon cornstarch in 1 pint cold water. Add 6 drops of lavender essential oil. Place in a spray bottle. Shake before using. Also there's a recipe on ehow.com and several other places. I love this stuff. :) blessings, marlene

carol said...

I almost dilute to a 50/50 ratio and it's still fine.