Mary Ellen's Best Press? I was at Hancock Fabrics today and they have it for $3.47 a bottle! It's normally $6.95 for the spray bottle! Smells great when you use to press quilting blocks or just for ironing clothes.
For those who don't know what this is, it's an alternative to starch. It doesn't leave a residue like starch does. It comes in three scents...unscented, lavender and fresh linen. It leaves your fabric chrisp and not crunchy like starch. It doesn't leave a flaky mess like starch either. You can spray/press your pillow with the lavender cases before going to bed and the scent relaxes you so that you can sleep quicker.
owie...I wouldn't know but it's worth a shot...LOL. My DH is in Boston this week so I'm sleeping good! I bought the lavender scent today. I will gave to try it when he comes back home.
Starry...if he ain't sleeping he may be up to something eles. Let the man sleep! LOL
Yesterday, I bought some lavender/vanilla dryer sheets for cleaning my iron. Those smell great too. The DG brand at Dollar General is only $1 for 40 sheets!This message has been edited. Last edited by: Quilts"R"Fun,
I used to use it all the time, and really like it. But now I make my own.....so easy and MUCH CHEAPER and if you don't want a scent, you don't have to put one in it. Let me know if anyone wants the "recipe" and I'll be glad to post it.
Yes, I love the way it makes the fabric feel. I use the blue one - I guess it's ocean-flavored. But one thing has me worried. My Shark iron looked like it had a cloudy film on it. I thought it would wipe off like Magic Sizing does, but when I tried to wipe it off, it wasn't a film. It had taken the finish off the iron. Don't know what's that all about. It doesn't seem to affect the fabric.
brb I just checked. It's called Caribbean Beach. Lovely scent.
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2 cups distilled water 2 oz Vodka (can be a very cheap brand) or can use rubbing alcohol (but then the spray starch will smell like alcohol) 1/2 cup Sta Flo Liquid Starch (found this at Wal-Mart) Few drops of essential oils (can be found at Wal-Mart with the candles and potpourri). A little bottle will last a long time and it only cost $2.00. It comes in alot of fragrances. I usually get lilac or lavender, but sometimes I use Sandalwood Vanilla for my husband's things. He says he doesn't want to smell like a flower and wants a "Manly" smell. But if you don't want a fragrance, then just leave the essential oils out.
Mix all of the above together and put it in a spray bottle. I saved some of my old Best Press bottles and put it in them. I use it alot for when I'm quilting and pressing my fabric so I mix up big batches at one time. The spray won't be clear like the Best Press. It is usually a cloudy white color, but it still works just as well as the Best Press and much cheaper. I think it is cloudy because of the Sta Flo Starch. Hope you all enjoy it.
I use the best press to press larger pieces of fabric...like the backings. I do use steam when I press/iron so spraying isn't really necessary unless something is being stubborn. I like to keep it on hand for that.
I've got Caribean Beach...was going to iron my pillowcases with it last night, but had to clean off the ironing board. Wish I could break THAT habit...putting stuff on the ironing board. It's just such a handy height to sort stuff out!!!
mmmmmmmthat stuff smells good. I usually don't like scented stuff at all. Picked up some Pina Colada scented deoderant by mistake. Looked at one and picked up another...it was so awfull (especially when warmed up by my pits)...I had to throw it away. I smelled like a fruit salad. Dreadful!!!
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Snicker...I found out how to deal with DHs snoring waking me up...and him shaking me to wake me up when I snore. WHO SAID THAT?! HUH? I DON'T SNORE!!! ...Anyway...He had a cough and I moved to the guest bed. Cough gone. Back into our bed. Then I get a cough and I moved to the guest bed. He relapsed. So I stayed in the guest bed. I'm sleeping ALL NIGHT LONG!! I never in a million years dreamed I'd sleep in a separate bed from my DH. But........I'm not waking up tired any more..........
My DH snores so bad! I sleep on the couch for about 3 hours and then get up and go to bed when there's a lapse in snoring...then he starts snoring again after I get comfy. He has been in Boston all week for training at work. I have slept like a baby all week. I get up in the morning not tired and feel rested. I have more energy too! Tomorrow, he's suppose to come home. I guess all of my progress this week will go back to the way it was before he left. He has to do something about his snoring because I feel like it's affecting my health. He's always complaining about me being tired...he's the the cause of It!
Mine has been tested for sleep disorder, but the tech said it looked like he has sleep apnea...then the doctor says no. I think DH is lying because he doesn't want the cpap machine. That was a waste of a $500 deductible! There's a bite guard you can get through the dentist too...I'm going to check into that for him. He has to try something!
You're certainly welcome ladies.....I hope you all like it. And I hope you ladies get some rest from the snoring. My DH snors so bad, sometimes I swear he shakes the whole house and then says he doesn't snor......men......don't you just love them!!!! I think sometimes he wakes himself up snoring, but then denies it.
lol Pat! ask a neighbor..! yes, any party store sells the little 1 or 2 ounce bottles! your so funny! just the vodka and the distilled water will work. i am trying to find mary ellens best press on sale for my friend. maybe i should make her a homemade batch and put it in best press bottle!
I know the ladies at my quilt guild swear by that stuff but I've never used it. Maybe I'll have to give it a try.
As for the snoring husbands...my daughter got me some of those little foamy ear plugs at xmas as a joke from WalMart. Well, I used them anyway and they work!! The pink ones are made especially for women. They are a little smaller than the regular ones. I don't go to bed without using them now. And my husband says he sleeps so much better now too because I'm not nudging him all night long. So it's a win/win situation!
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Buy a bottle of vodka and make homemade vanilla...just please vanilla bean in a bottle, add the vodka, and wait a month to use. Add more vodka after each use. I love it. I bake a lot and I think it is cheaper than vanilla in the store. I keep 2 bottles going at a time. I always add more vanilla than the recipe.
Buy a bottle of vodka and make homemade vanilla...just place vanilla bean(s)in a bottle, add the vodka & wait a month to use. Add more vodka after each use. I love it. I bake a lot and I think it is cheaper than vanilla in the store. I keep 2 bottles going at a time. I always add more vanilla than the recipe.