Ha! Gotcha’ didn’t I? I could call it STRETCH your dollars, but this was more fun!
Well, if you are a quilter…or love to iron things to a nice crisp finish…I am blogging about something I have been wanting to try for a long time.
Everyone…I mean EVERYONE knows how nice Mary Ellen’s Best Press is! I love it too!
We all also know there is a plethora of info on Pinterest. Some time ago I saved this post about “Quilter’s Moonshine” and finally tried it this morning. Maybe because I used my last spritz of Best Press and didn’t have a backup!! Woe is me!
The recipe calls for starting with a gallon of distilled water, but I wanted to test it out first so cut the recipe down, using only 1/4 of the ingredients.
The very expensive ingredients…NOT…use the cheapest vodka you can find.
I used 4 cups distilled water (I actually used filtered water), 1/8 cup (2T) starch, and 1/4 cup vodka.
The result is a little on the cloudy looking side…
So, I put it to the test. No sticky residue on fabric or iron. The finish is a bit softer than Best Press, but that would only mean adding a bit more starch to your recipe for your personal preference.
Just look how much it makes. If you are frugal and want to give this a try, I am thinking you will not be unhappy with the result. I pay $9.95 (if not on sale) for one bottle of the great Best Press. I am NOT knocking it AT ALL! This concoction, which I do not plan to drink, by the way, was just a few cents for this batch!
Happy Quilting…Happy Pressing!
I will post if I have any further results to share.