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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Day 12 Giveaway #2 Mary Ellen's Best Press

IHAN's 30 Days of Giveaways
Anniversary Celebration
Day 12 Giveaway # 2
The Clear Starch Alternative

I learned about Mary Ellen's Best Press from my quilting friends in Pennsylvania.  I have not used any other starch since buying my first bottle of Best Press.  What I like about Best Press is that it is clear, doesn't flake, and it has a stain shield.  I remember when I introduced Best Press to Rick (my Mr. McSteamy).  He could not believe that it did not leave flakes and that it starched his work shirts so nicely.  I'm not kidding when I say we have a bottle at each ironing board and a backup gallon upstairs at Rick's ironing board and another gallon for refills at my ironing board.

Quoting Mary Ellen :

There wasn't any new product for ironing in years - then I got sick and tired of using aerosol starch! So now, I've introduced a clear crisp starch with a lovely scent that makes ironing more enjoyable. It's in a non-aerosol can, so it's environmentally-friendly and you can see how much is left, too. There's no flaking, clogging, or white residue on dark fabrics. A special stain shield protects fabrics, and the product helps resist wrinkles. Best of all, it's more effective than any starch you've ever used. 


Here are some quotes from other Best Press users:
"My quilting ladies love Mary Ellen's Best Press. We put a sample out for them to use during classes and once they have tried it, they have got to have it!

*the scents are lovely, not over-powering
*there is no residue left on the fabric
*it provides a little extra stability when working with bias edges
*it aids pressing curved piecing like on the double wedding ring pattern
*seams press flatter and crisper for precision piecing
Many of my quilter's buy it by the gallon.
We have only good things to say about Mary Ellen's Best Press. Thank you for making a quality product that is a joy to use, Kathy Rutherford, owner of Calla Lily Quilt Shop"

"I am a new consumer of Mary Ellen Products. As sick as it may sound, I like to iron, and have been a frequent user of Niagara Spray starch for many years. I had the opportunity to try "Best Pressed". Can't say enough good things about Best Pressed. Product lasts longer than Niagara, does not flake or leave any type residue on clothing after ironing. Also leaves a nice fragrance on clothing. Yuo should try it." -Lynda, Texas                          (taken from Mary Ellen's Product website)

Aren't these the cutest little bottles?  Best Press now has a gift bag with six 2 oz bottles of each of their scents.  These would make a wonderful Easter Basket surprise or a fun  way to say Happy Birthday or Thank You to a quilting friend.
 
Mary Ellen's Best Press is acid free and made in the USA!!!
 
I know you are going to be thrilled that Mary Ellen Products have sent six bottles of Mary Ellen's Best Press (16 oz), to be given away to six very lucky IHAN blog readers.  The Tea Rose Garden scent will be put into the Grand Prize Drawing.  To win one of the other five bottles of Mary Ellen's Best Press leave a comment here on this post telling us what you like about Best Press if you have used it.  You've not tried Best Press?  Please tell us why you would like to win a bottle.  We will draw 5 names for this drawing. (The sixth one goes into the Grand Prize Drawing:)
 
Smiles,
Kelly

165 comments:

Pat said...

I have never used any of Mary Ellen's products but have heard others rave about them. I guess it is time I give it a try to see if all those rave reviews are true!!! So...please enter my name in this drawing. Thanks!

Susan said...

Best Press is the next best thing to sliced bread. I love the lavender sent...it's wonderful stuff and I will not iron without it!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Hi, I have never used it before and starch is so messy, I would love to give this a try. Thanks for the chance.

Melissa said...

Wow! Another product I haven't yet tried but have heard a lot about! I hear it doesn't leave any residue!

Megan said...

I just started using it with the quilt I started cutting last week. I'm using jelly roll strips, cut into triangles, and I like to starch the strips to keep the bias edges from getting distorted. I love the scent and have not yet noticed any flaking, so I'm gonna say that claim is true. I use a lot of it, so another bottle would be handy!

Alana said...

I've used Best Press for a while after discovering it at my quilt shop. It's great!! I love the scent, and I especially like the results. Even stubborn creases iron out easily, and it gives fabric more body as I work with it.

mybusyhands@gmail.com

Karen said...

I love Best Press! I love the scent, that it doesn't flake...it's just all around perfect! I love the lavender scent (course that is the only one I've tried!)

Rita said...

I LOVE this stuff. It truly is the best. I spray it on my completed pieced blocks to keep them nice and flat.

Michele said...

I'd love to win some. I think it would make ironing less tedious. And I love the smell of lavendar.

Dee said...

I love the smell of this stuff. It kind of refreshes the air when you're ironing. I also love that it doesn't flake. I don't feel like I'm gumming up my fabric when I use it.

pcaldwell said...

Whew, another product I didn't know about. I keep a can of spray starch and a can of spray sizing buy by ironing boards. I use spray starch as I prepare fabric for maching embroidery. I use starch on some clothing also (I still like ironed clothing) and I hate the white residue on dark clothing. This sounds like something that I would love to try and the fragrance is an added bonus

madrekarin said...

I just discovered your blog through Quilt Dad. Wow, what a sweet giveaway! I love Mary Ellen's Best Press to bits. I am asking my kids for a gallon of the lavendar scent for Mother's Day. I bet they give me a strange look. ;)
Love your blog!

Tracey said...

I've just started quilting more seriously and have been learning about starching prior to cutting. I'd love to try this.

deserae said...

I have never tried this product, but I would love to! The scents sound very appealing to me!

Quilt Hollow said...

This would surely be a win for me! I've only ever heard GOOD things about Mary Ellen's and would love a chance to try it for myself! Fingers and toes crossed here in the hollow.

Anonymous said...

I would love to try something that actually smells good. I need to grow up and stop using the ole stinky stuff.

benbel said...

You say it doesn't flake? It's worth a try!

Sequana said...

NOW you're talkin!.*S*....I love this stuff; I've been using it ever since it came out - lots of refills.

What I like best is that it's so light, and still gives the item a real structure. Plus the scents are wonderful.

cntryways said...

Best Press is one of the greater inventions of the last few years! It works great and does exactly what it says!

Rosemary
cntryways@att.net

Anonymous said...

oooh, count me in!
:-D

Gene Black said...

I guess I haven't tried it because I am slow! Ha ha. I need Need NEED tp try some of this. Made in the USA is a great selling point for me --IF the product is good! From all the rave reviews I have read, Best Press will ImPress!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Everyone I know that quilts say they love Mary Ellen's Best Press, but I have never had a chance to use it and would love to win some to try!

KarrieLyne said...

I will not quilt with out this stuff. My piecing is so much more accurate in using this and it doesn't take much. It's amazing! Apple Blossom is my favourite!! :)

Janet said...

I've never used Mary Ellen's product, in fact I've never even used a spray starch. But reading and learning about quilting I think it is something I should try. I'd love to win a bottle so I can try it.

Linda said...

No scorching!! That's the best part. I have unscented but hope to try lavendar for my next bottle. Thanks for the giveaway!

Deb said...

I would love to win some Mary Ellen's Best Press. I have never used it. I would like to try it in place of spray starch for applique.

Laurie said...

I love this product!! I've used the scentless and the Caribbean. I have to say I like using the scented spray - it makes the fabric smell fresh. This spray works incredibly - wrinkles really do disappear and the seams fall right into place. LOVE IT!!!!!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I love this product! I think it's the very best accessory for my iron next to steam. I use it when I machine piece and my blocks press flat, square and true. Please accept my entry into this giveaway, thanks~

Elizabeth said...

Oh, I'd love to give Best Press a try. I starch all my fabrics for quilting and have heard good things about Best Press. April 16th can't come soon enough!

Mia's Cottage said...

i have never used it before. I would love to see what all the hoopla is about on it,
Donna

Nanbon44 said...

I have never tried Mary Ellen products, but with these testimonials I need to try this product, sounds like you are really a big fan. I just hate the white flakes from my starch.

Sue H said...

I wouldn't be without it and won't use any other product while ironing/pressing. No flaky residue, lovely scent, wonderful finish to the fabric. I've given it as gifts to non-quilters, and it's been a whole new ironing experience for them!

esquiltingpassion said...

I have never tried Best Press, no flakes, sounds good to me.
Elaine

lindaroo said...

My DH irons our clothes (what a dear!) and we've both whined about flaking starch. I've heard it stabilizes bias-cut triangles, something i sure could use!

Deanna said...

Yea, Best Press! I am a big fan. Once you try it you'll never go back.

lisa said...

every time I go to teh store I have "starch" on my list, and every time I think "gee there has to be somethign better than this out there!" and leave wth no startch, nothing else, just suffer through ironing/pressing things. This sounds like exactly whatI have been looking for and need in my house!

The WoodLand School said...

I just *love* this stuff! The scent is divine and it's just so easy to use. I use this when quilting and sewing -- I love how my fabric becomes a bit crisp and how the creases really hold.

Material Girl said...

I have never used any starch of any kind in my life, until the other day at my LQS I tried some of the Mary Ellen Best Press and I loved it, I tried the citrus and ended up buying the lavendar, because I love the scent of lavender, the scent's are not over powering, they are really nice and fresh.... love it!! Would love to win some so I can try the other scents. Thanks....

Rita said...

I have not used this product either. I didn't think about using it for quilting when I saw it in the fabric store.

VickiB said...

I've not used any of the Best Press products, but I'd sure like to!!! Here's why: Scent - I love scent. Spray starch, at my house, is gunky. I need something that doesn't gunk! Oh Please - I'd so like to try this for my ironing.

Kim West said...

I absolutely love Best Press! It is hard to get here on the island of Oahu, but when I find it, I buy a couple of bottles. If I order it online, I try to buy a couple of bottles or wait for someoene offering free shipping - since shipping for one bottle generally is the price of one bottle. I am down to my last bottle and need to order (or win - hint hint) another bottle soon.

Susan said...

Have had this on my "to-buy" list for a while now, but haven't bought it yet. Would love to win a bottle to try what sounds like an amazing product.

Christine said...

I have never used this product, or any other spray starch to be honest! I have been meaning to pick some up to give it a try, so thank you for this give away!

Deb Ny. said...

I love it - it's the only starch I use. I'd love to try the different scents. Thanks!

Cathy said...

I haven't used the Best Pressed yet. I am getting ready to start a quilt with a bunch of circles and I would like to give this a try instead of the other starch they recommend. I like the idea that it comes in different scents.

Mama24Monkeys said...

I would love to try one of these. My husband obsessed with heavy startch on his work shirts-I think I would like something that has a pleasant scent.
kbsteuber at yahoo dot com

the momma said...

I've never used this, but the gals at my local fabric store say it's fabulous. The only 'flavor' they carry, though - is the lavender & I just can't stand lavender. BUT I see there is a Citrus Grove & that sounds delightful!

Starr said...

Love how it makes the iron side across the fabric!

pirate said...

Once I discovered Mary Ellen's Best Press, I have become an ardent fan. I simply *love* the way the fabric becomes "sturdy" without being stiff as a board. It makes sewing on bias edges so much easier. Sewing bias around scallops is a breeze. Ensuring blocks remain their proper size is a snap. Plus all the other perks (non-aerosol, no flaking, no bug attraction) ... and you've got one heck of a product. The ONLY aspect that holds me back from buying it by the gallon (the most economical purchase) is that, unfortunately, the price is higher than the nuts on a giraffe. ::sigh:: :-( I'd love to use MEBP on all of of my blocks, but sadly, it is just cost-prohibitive. Therefore, I tend to use it only on "important" blocks ... which makes me sad; aren't *all* my blocks important? All of my quilts certainly are. :-)

Tudy said...

I have just recently heard of Best Press and have not yet found it here. Maybe I just have not looked in the right places. I sure would love to win some.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I have only recently discovered Mary Ellen's Best Press. It's very easy to use and works so beautifully when pressing fabric for quilts, as I normally pre-wash my fabrics.

Kaye said...

It really and truly sounds like something I should not be without. If I don't win a sample I will buy it to try

Willa said...

I have not used it. I will look for it when I go out today!
For sure.

Ann said...

I have not tried this yet but I know the quilters in north central PA have been! They love it. I would love to try this for my three bias bindings I have to do soon!

Doina said...

I've never even used a spray starch. I would love to try one of these!

Barb said...

I have heard great things about this spray starch. I would love to try it! Thanks so much for the oppportunity! I think any basket filled with quilting supplies would be a great Easter basket!

Quiltingdaisy said...

Who wouldn't want to try spray that will make your fabric creations look even better? I definitely want to try it out.

Marcia said...

Starching string quilt squares is supposed to make it easier to assemble them into blocks. I need all the help I can get, and the sizing a site suggested isn't working well. After seeing the testimonies, I need some of Best Press! Please enter me in your drawing. mlwright29 at hotmail dot com

Sherry said...

I recently tried the Best Press and loved it. What a great prize. Thanks for the chance to win. Happy Anniversary!

The Chung Family said...

It is great stuff. I use it to block my tatting. Just found your blog....how much fun could 1 blog be?! Weeeeeeee!!!! :)

Nancy said...

I'm still using spray starch in the old fashioned aerosol can. Please help me become environmentally safe...

I would also love a fresh scent while I iron, which I LOVE to do..

Ruffus said...

What's not to love about Mary Ellen's spray starch! Once you use it you will never want to use any other kind. Speaking of Mary Ellen, I miss her show - always learned something new and it was fun to watch.

luv2quilt2 said...

I've never heard of this product before, and my husband always wants a better starch. Please enter me in your drawing.

Needled Mom said...

This stuff is fabulous. I use it in my quilting and it truly does give items their best press ever. It is worth every penny you spend on it.

Julia said...

I love that stuff!!!

jillquilts said...

My favorite thing about Best Press is that it doesn't flake and that the scents are not overpowering. It gives just the right amount of stability to cut fabric. It's awesome!!

Barbara said...

I love ME Best Press. It makes my fabric smell great besides giving it stability for sewing small piecies. Thank you for a chance to win a bottle of the best spray starch around.

janice said...

I have never used Best Press. I have used the old spray starch and never liked it. It's messy and gunkes up my iron. I'd like to try something new.

Val Miller said...

I have never tried this before .. I have always been a hot steam iron kind of girl - but I am willing to try anything that will give me a nice pressed look!!!

Beeshebags said...

Hi again Kelly, I haven't tried Best Press, because I don't believe it's available here in Australia...maybe I need to try it...wonder if they'd allow it through customs???? lol If not, I'm sure my friend Marilyn could make use of it. Hugs Naomi

SewCalGal said...

What a wonderful giveaway prize. I do so love Mary Ellen's Best Press. But I've only used a couple of scents and would really like to win to try different scents. Plus, I truly like the idea of the 2 oz bottles (for refill purposes). Seems to be perfect to take to classes, workshops, retreats, sew-cials.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Brenis said...

Kelly, I've not had the opportunity to try this raved about product - and everytime I go to order it, thinking i will give it a try - i cant decide on which scent to try first! haha! I'm guessing such lovely smells help lighten the burden of ironing, and make you smile :D. I would definitely like to give it a go!

Rhonda P. said...

Love using Mary Ellen's Spray Starch! It doesn't leave the little white flakes so common with other starches.

Wendy said...

Gotta agree with others...No more flakes. I hate flakey fabric! The smells are fresh and lovely too.

Duff said...

I've never used any type of pressing fluid. The ladies at the quilting sew-ins have mentioned this product in particular, though, and swear by it. So, I'd love to try it out.

DebrafromMD said...

I keep hearing about Best Press and it has been recommended on several websites I read. I've got to try this product. It might even convince me to like ironing again.

Kathy said...

Best Press is THE BEST. I use it when pressing quilt blocks and their components. It helps keep them stable and prevents distortion without leaving them stiff. Awesome product!

Lisa said...

I bought a bottle last year and really liked it, but when I went to replace it my only local fabric shop was sold out. I bought a bottle of Niagra spray at the grocery store and while it was originally very nice, it has now gunked up my iron and ironing board. I am definitely going back to the Best Press!

Lisabee said...

I've never used Best Press... or any other spray starch product. I've never been very interested in ironing. In fact, I am so UNinterested that I buy clothes that don't ever require ironing.

However, since I've become a quilter, I've started ironing quite a bit. One of my friends just started starching her quilt tops before she bastes them together and she says it works GREAT. I'd love to try Best Press to see how I like it for quilt top starching.

gab said...

Thanks for introducing us to so many products. I have heard about but not used Mary Ellen's products, but would love to try them out.

pojeda said...

I love Best Press! I love the way they DON'T flake when I soak the fabric for ironing. I like my fabric stiff for quilting, and I hate to have the flakey snow I usually get when I use regular starch. Oh I hope I win this!
Thank you for all the wonderful products you are giving away!

Pat said...

I've never tried Mary Ellen's products, but have heard a lot of quilter's talk about them I would love to try it for my applique's. Please enter me in the drawing. Thank you.

Patty said...

I have used Best Press and really love it for doing half square triangles, to keep the bias edges from stretching.

gloria g. said...

Wow, how generous. I would love to share in this. Thank you.

gloria g. Hemingway, SC

Lyanna said...

I haven't used Mary Ellen's Best Press, but I would LOVE to try it. I don't use any starch right now because I just can't STAND the aerosol ones, and I mean really can't stand them...

Petit Debutant said...

I have not used Best Press, nor had I heard of it before your post. Now I am intrigued by it. Especially the part about not flaking or leaving residue on dark fabrics.

There are so many new things I want to try after reading about them on your giveaways. I think I'll make a list and at the end of all the giveaways I can purchase those I really want to try instead of making a purchase every week. Because it seems like I "just" have to try that week's featured product.

Becky said...

I used some of Mary Ellen's Best Press on a log cabin quilt. I absolutely loved the way it left the blocks with some stiffness, but not too much. I'd love to have another bottle. Many thanks!

Lelia said...

Until reading this post, I've never heard of it. But I iron every week - DH has dress shirts that need it! I considered taking them in to the cleaners, and end up doing them myself every week

: )

Loralynn said...

I have, and do use Best Pressed. I LOVE it!! I will never use the old fashioned type of starch ever again! There are no flakes and it irons like a dream! Lovely thing to giveaway!!!

LindaW said...

I have seen Best Press in quilting stores, but have never used it. After reading all the good comments on your blog I would love to try it.

Julie said...

I haven't tried Best Press before, but have heard nothing but good things about it. I would love to try it!

yohkos said...

This stuff is the best! I use it all the time.

pamdux said...

I have used Niagara Spray Starch for years and hate the flakes that sometimes result from it. But, like many others I never knew there was anything else available. Great idea.

Jan said...

I have recently disovered Best Press and I love it! Wrinkles disappear quickly, no flakes, the scents are pleasant not overwhelming, I will never use anything else!
goldbeacher@charter.net

Joyful Quilter said...

I have a friend who won Best Press a few years ago at one of the LQS...she loves it and continues to purchase it. I've always wanted to give it a try.

Michael and Rachelle said...

I have never used this product but I would love to give it a try. My grocery list right now lists spray starch. But I always seem to get residue and flakes when I use it. I would love to find a starch that smells nice and works great. thanks for the chance to win.

Laine said...

Love Best Press. Name says it all. I have been using the unscented but will be trying the other scents next bottle. No flakes on fabrics or mess on the bottom of the iron. Great product.

lsandes@comcast.net

Goosegirl said...

I have never used Best Press, but lavender is my favorite scent so I am dying to try it!
Thank you for the chance to win.

fatquarterbingo said...

a bottle of the lavender scent was one of the best ever hostess gifts I ever received - as it was my 1st bottle of Mary Ellen's Best Press. and now, I'm sold!

I really hope the winner for this prize is someone who's never tried it before - as it wasn't something I would have ever bought myself before I was given one to try. ;)

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

joanne lendaro said...

Love the smell of it! And it does a fantastic job without being too stiff.

Thanks for the fun giveaways!

quiltcrazygal said...

Best press rocks! I can't get enough of it! I hope I win, I hope I win:) Jenna Louise

Sam said...

Hi thanks for making this possible. Here in Albany, Western Australia, we cannot get this product; it sounds great. I am not much of an ironer, but I press and press when piecing and this product sounds very useful. regards Sam (Sandra) s.downes@murdoch.edu.au

tmd said...

I have never used any type of starch. I am new to quilting/sewing and would love to try something that might help me in the long run. Thanks for entering me!

Donna K. said...

I was a little skeptical at first. I bought a small bottle on sale and it changed my mind! Love this stuff! The lavendar is great.

Hettie said...

Being from South Africa, where most of these products are totally unknown, I can only read about the wonders it do......... maybe someday. Well if I don't win in the lucky draw I at least found the IHAN shop and can always order some!

Farscapegirl said...

I've only ever used plain tap water in my iron... I would love to try something new. Thanks for chance to win yet again something else I've never even thought of using to help me. Terrific! :)

Moneik said...

I absolutely love the ME Best Press. It makes me enjoy ironing ever so much. I'd love to win a bottle.

Jean said...

Best Press is the greatest for those stubborn wrinkles but love it the most when cutting setting & corner triangles...it really helps keep the traingles from stretching out of shape.

Barb in Mi said...

Can you believe it - but I have never ever used starch before. Heard a lot of good things about this one though. So I guess there is a first time for everything - maybe this is MY time for getting introduced into the starch group? Thank you for the giveaway!

Pam in Texas said...

I LOVE Best Press! I also like the way it firms up my fabrics and make it easier to machine quilt and also causes less stretching on those bias edges! Cherry Blossom used to be my favorite, but when my local quilt shop was out of that particular flavor, I tried Caribbean Beach. It's now my favorite!

debra lynn said...

I just bought my first bottle last week and it is awesome! It really helped with tiny piecing of quilt blocks. There wasn't any flaking, it was/is perfect!

Moose on the Porch Quilts said...

This stuff smells great. I've been meaning to pick it up.

Nancy S. said...

I haven't tried the Best Press yet, but have heard good things about it. I'd love to win a bottle of it. Thanks for the opportunity.
quiltlady59 at fuse dot net

kynomi said...

I would love to try something that would make me enjoy ironing. LOL. Are you sure it can be done?

momto2wasd said...

I would love to try it but have never wanted to spend the money. I'm cheap and broke!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

I LOVE starch!! I have not splurged to buy this stuff yet, but would love to give it a try myself :) Thanks Kelly!!

Annie of Blue Gables said...

what a wonderful give-away. I love that they are in tiny bottles, so you can pay it forward to someone else. I have never tried this brand, but it sounds like a winner.
~a

the writer said...

I love Best Press!! Besides having wonderful scents (lavender is my favorite), it allows you to get really crisp folds on your fabrics.

I had brought a bottle with me to a retreat and everyone was raving about it so much that the vendor said she would start stocking it in her store!

Gayle said...

I've heard lots of rave reviews about these products and would love to give them a try!

kelley said...

I'd love to give this a try...I iron my scrubs for work (hospital) and love a nice crisp crease in the pants...what I'm using now is a waste of time...

AnnieO said...

My SIL uses this but I have never tried it. Sure would be wonderful to win it and do so!

Melissa said...

I consume this stuff in massive amounts. I would LOVE to win this one.

Sam said...

I've always wanted to try one of these starch products.

Suzanne said...

i heard about best press through the rave reviews on quilting blogs. i've never tried it and would love to win a bottle. thanks!

delitealex said...

I have heard many good things about best press but haven't used it yet. I would love a chance to try it.

The Jenkins said...

Always need a good starch!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Please enter me in your drawing. I would love to give this as a gift to my 89 year young Mother who tats and crochets lace.

Lesly said...

I love Best Press! It's so clean and easy to use! Great giveaway prize!

Jessica Christensen said...

Environmentally friendly and smells good? Sign me up!

LizA. said...

I LOVE Best Press. This is probably the best quilting notion to have come out in the past few years. I was resistant to try it, but now I use it all the time.

Beverly said...

I have never used Best Press but have wanted to. I'd love to have a chance to try it out!

Marianne said...

I love Best Press. It has a great scent and like you said, doesn't flake and eliminates wrinkles! Great product.

JJ said...

I have never use Mary Ellen Products but would like to try anything that makes life easier.

Jeannie said...

I've used Best Press, and it gives the loveliest finish to my husband's shirts. I love to iron anyway, and this makes it even better. Try it if you haven't used it yet.

Linda/Thistledown and Co. said...

I have not tried Best Press yet and it sounds wonderful and scented besides , mmmmm
Hope I win

CrochetnQuilt said...

I purchased a bottle a little while back and it is the best! And it smells wonderful!

Nicki C K said...

Wow, I haven't used starch in years because I HATE the aerosol stuff. I would absolutely LOVE to try some Best Press!! I love that it has a stain shield. I really hope I win one of these lovely bottles but if not, I will probably purchase one just for the experience. :-) Thanks for the chance to win!
~Nicki
thekirkfamily@gmail.com

Shady said...

Have not tried it, but would like to. Please enter me in the drawing. Thank you! :)

Diane H said...

Please enter my name in your drawing as I have never used Mary Ellen products but would really love to give them a try. Thank you!

Mama Spark said...

OMG this is the BEST product EVER!! I use it all the time and I love it. My DH uses it too and he adores it. I would love to win this to be able to take it with me to quilting classes or to slip in DH's suitcase when he travels so he has his favorite to use when he has to iron his shirts when he is out of town!

San said...

i have not used Best Press before.. first time i have heard about it.. but it sounds like something i would like to use.. that is if the scents are not very strong (allergic to lots of scents).. cant use the regular starches because of allergies..

Sue said...

OH I JUST LOVE BEST PRESS!!! No ands ifs or buts. Best stuff on the market.

benbel said...

Best Press sounds like a good product....I'd love to try it!

Jennifer said...

I love the scents and the lightness of Best Press - I use it frequently!

Melinda in Tulsa said...

I've so many wonderful things about Best Press, but alas, it's kinda pricey and doesn't fit into the budet right now. Would love to win a bottle!

Lynn said...

Would love to win a bottle of Mary Ellen's Best Press as I have heard it works so much better than the spray starch I use now.

Lynn said...

I just gave a program on fusibles to my quilt guild and had 11 different kinds. Tested for wash-ability, ease of stitching, transfering design, etc. Misty Fuse was a favorite as it was so soft and did not release after laundering. Learned you can transfer a pattern to it by using parchment paper and tracing design with pencil. Press paper to fused back of fabric and design transfers.

Elizabeth said...

I have never used it, but always heard it is wonderful. I'd love to win it and try it out!

free indeed said...

Ha! I never ironed until I bacame a quilter....but I still only iron my fabric and not my hubby's shirts! IF I win a bottle, I'll give it to my DIL who irons my sons shirts for church...she keeps him looking his best. She deserves this wonderful stuff@

trudys_person said...

Best Press is the best! I use it all the time, and love the citrusy scent. It would be great to try all the new scents. They've come out with some new ones since I last bought. Thank you for the giveaways!

Dena said...

I LOVE this product, especially the unscented version. It adds great body to the fabric, doesn't flake, light spray without adding too much increasing your risk of scorching your fabric, and you don't have to wait for it to be soaked into the fabric before ironing. Great stuff!

Rafael's Mum said...

I keep hearing about this but haven't tried it yet... it is said to be fantastic... another new thing for me to try!

SewLindAnn said...

I just recently purchased the unscented spray at a quilt shop sale and was amazed at the difference in using it. I purchased the Lavender scent, and even though I love ironing (I'm a domestic diva) I make excuses to iron things over and over just to smell it and see the difference in my fabric. I have to try every flavor (I mean scent!)

Robin C said...

I've never used it but hate the aerosol cans. They always get gummed up and to have a choice of scents would be nice.

Jenny said...

I haven't tried this...or heard of it. I use this lavender scented ironing spray but I think it would be fun to try new scents.

Thanks!

Jules @ MoonCat Farms said...

IHAN was the first that I had heard of Best Press. While I haven't had a chance to try it yet, I would love to. I think the most immediate thing that jumped out at me is that it's not an aerosol. Much more friendly to the environment - a point near and dear to my heart. Thanks.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Once again, you have introduced me to a product I've never heard of. I like the idea that Best Press is in non aerosol bottles. I use a pressing cloth for most things because the starch leaves such a heavy mark. Now I can skip that.

Kristen said...

It sounds wonderful!

dicienan said...

What a fantastic product this is-wish everyone used it, and they probably will soon. Hope I win.

Pam said...

I've never used Best Press or heard of it ...ohh the things I am learning from your blog!! It sure sounds like it would make my ironing be a nicer chore.

Micki said...

I have never used Best Press but would love to try the products!
Micki

Butterfly said...

I love best press especially the lavender. I give a small bottle to my quilting friends to get them hooked too!

Texan said...

I have not used these products but they sound wonderful! Would love to try them!

Jackie said...

Best Press almost makes me like ironing! This stuff is fantastic.

Wendy said...

I would love to try a starch that doesn't flake. And a scented starch would make ironing a little enjoyable.

Wendy

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