Ok, on a more cheerful note 🙂 I recently purchased a bottle of Flatter from my favorite fabric store, The French Seam. I had heard it mentioned on a podcast and then read the excellent review in May/June issue of Generation Q, so I thought I would try it out.
Flatter is made by the same folks that make Soak Wash. It is marketed as a “smoothing spray” and not intended to be “starchy”. So if you’re looking for a product that will make your fabric really stiff, this isn’t it.
It comes in 3 scents (Celebration, Yuzu, and Fig) and also a scentless option for those with a more delicate nose. I tried Celebration first and loved it so much I bought the Yuzu next. I have yet to try the Fig, but it’s on my list for sure. I really, really love this stuff! It’s a little pricey at $12.99 for 8.4 oz, but it makes me smile…and right now, that’s worth a lot. I just bought a bottle for my Mom as well, as she heads back to Florida. A little spritz goes a long way.
Here’s the link to the GenQ issue that has the review. It got really high marks and was the only spray that didn’t stain red fabric. I have had very little flaking with this product (actually…none). So, I still love Mary Ellen’s Best Press (Cherry Blossom or Lavender Fields), but this is my new fav 🙂 I’ve been using it exclusively on this quilt (Scout – pattern from Cluck, Cluck, Sew). Looking forward to finishing this top later today and maybe some quilting towards the end of next week or during some insomnia hours, lol.
And with that, I am off to get some work done for the week and then help my parents move a few things in anticipation of their impending move to Florida (full-time…as in not living here for a few months anymore…as in one more thing to freak out about, lol). Meet my new friend, Watermelon Moscato.