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No it does not flake or make them sticky -- you should spray a light fine mist over them and let them sit about 1 to 2 minutes and then feel them to see if they are as stiff as you would like. Play with it to see the stiffness that you are looking for. The first time I did it the hairbow was like a rock LOL!! I know spray them about 2 times and they are perfect. No flaking or stickiness.
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May have to give it a try. I've got some snail bows that could be stiffer. Thanks!
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QUOTE=hipgirl;101]You can purchase fabric stiffener from craft store, for example:
http://www.joann.com/joann/search/se...questid=294183

Or you can buy liquid starch from Walmart.

Or you can make your own liquid starch.

1. 1/2 cup potato starch flour (better than the cornstarch) in 2.5 cups water.
2. mix the starch into a small amount of cold water, and while stirring to keep it from settling out, add boiling
water. The boiling water will cook the starch and turn it transparent.[/QUOTE]

Hi Michelle,

Do i keep stirring after adding boiling water to the starch? Mine didn't turn out transparent but instead thick and white. Is it surppose to be watery or thick?
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QUOTE=hipgirl;101]You can purchase fabric stiffener from craft store, for example:
http://www.joann.com/joann/search/se...questid=294183

Or you can buy liquid starch from Walmart.

Or you can make your own liquid starch.

1. 1/2 cup potato starch flour (better than the cornstarch) in 2.5 cups water.
2. mix the starch into a small amount of cold water, and while stirring to keep it from settling out, add boiling
water. The boiling water will cook the starch and turn it transparent.
Hi Michelle,

Do i keep stirring after adding boiling water to the starch? Mine didn't turn out transparent but instead thick and white. Is it surppose to be watery or thick? [/quote]

It should be watery. Did you mix the starch into small amount of cold water first? Seems that the water temprature is not high enough so it's not transparent (half cooked). Try to use 1:6 (starch:water).

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Hi Michelle,

Oh ok, should be watery, I will try it again. But do i keep stirring it after adding boiling water or just let it set? I see the more i stir, the more thick and white it becomes.
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Hi Michelle,

Oh ok, should be watery, I will try it again. But do i keep stirring it after adding boiling water or just let it set? I see the more i stir, the more thick and white it becomes.
Keep stirring until all transparent. And use less startch if it's too thick.

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Old 09-19-2007, 12:19
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Hi Michelle,

Thank you so much for your help. Will try that out again.
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I'm brand new to making bows and wondering if korkers should be sprayed with starch or hairspray, and OK...here I'm going to show how new I really am...spray before baking or after?
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If you mix the Sta-Flo starch, which strength do you mix? I always this on hand for my quilt piecing.
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QUOTE=hipgirl;101]Or you can make your own liquid starch.

1. 1/2 cup potato starch flour (better than the cornstarch) in 2.5 cups water.
2. mix the starch into a small amount of cold water, and while stirring to keep it from settling out, add boiling
water. The boiling water will cook the starch and turn it transparent.
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This sounds like a great idea!!! So i followed the directions and added 1/2 cup of potato starch to small amount of water the added the rest of the boiling 2.5 cups of water. Mine turned clear but was very gloppy think, like jelly. Did yours come out liquid at that ratio (1/2 cup startch to 2.5 cups water)? Tryign to figure out what I did wrong and if I should just add massive amounts of water to mine. Thanks for any help or advice!
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