In my last post, I mentioned pressing with my own homemade bestpress starch solution and I've been asked to give the recipe.
4 Cups of water
2 Cups of liquid starch
4 ounces of Vodka
10 drops of essential oil fragrance
Many quilters have questioned me about the Vodka. As an alcohol, it acts as a natural preservative, but in addition to that, it will chemically mix with BOTH the water and the oil of the scent to emulsify them together. I keep my jug right on the cellar stairs and it keeps for a year that I know of, I hafta make more after that because I use it up. I fill my little spray bottle often and always shake it before using because the starch settles.
I bought the liquid starch at my grocery store and it cost $3 in March of 2010 and I still have almost half a jug.