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Thread: Frustrated with ironing my quilt any tips?

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    Senior Member momto4's Avatar
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    I have a teeny tiny iron board and I am trying to just go over my whole quilt before I get it ready to be shipped out. i can not get it flat like i would like it to be. I am not sure what the heck to do. I need a bigger friggin table... any suggestion on what to do?

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    If you have a kitchen or dinningroom table, you can place a sheet on it and us that
    Just becareful if it is a wood table, maybe double up on those sheets

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    It is wood. Ok I will try that. It is just so frustrating when it doesnt work how you want it to! lol Thank you for the tip. I dont know why I didnt think of that!

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    A layer of batting or terrycloth towels under the sheet would also help protect your table.

    You can also buy the teflon fabric (shiny silver ironing board covering fabric) and lay it on the table, shiny side up. This will reflect the heat away from your table.

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    lay it out on a bed and press it there.

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    You could ruin you table! try the bed

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    I would use the bed too...Or get a length of insulbright :D:D:D

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    My table is 48 x 65 without the leaves and I have a heat protection pad for it. It's the best ironing board ever. If you plan to quilt a good bit, you might look into a pad for your table.

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    My appologies for jumping in on your conversation, but I'm suddenly confused with your comments on ironing your quilts.

    I was told that you never iron a quilt, but obviously this isn't the case. Could I ask if the quilt looks better after ironing... any pros and cons. Do they 'fluff' back up at all?

    Thank you
    Joanne

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluphrog
    A layer of batting or terrycloth towels under the sheet would also help protect your table.

    You can also buy the teflon fabric (shiny silver ironing board covering fabric) and lay it on the table, shiny side up. This will reflect the heat away from your table.
    this is a really good idea

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