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Thread: How to remove wrinkles?

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    How to remove wrinkles?

    I tried posting a question a few weeks ago and since I didn't receive any replies, I'm thinking it didn't post, so will try again.

    I purchased some heavy cotton duck fabric from Joann's a couple of years ago (about 3 yards), prewashed it as I do with all new fabric, and have been unable to get the wrinkles out. It is so badly wrinkled that I don't want to put the time into making something with it only to find the wrinkles will never iron out. Wonder if anyone out there has had a similar problem and will have some suggestions to help me out.

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    Sorry there weren't any replies.....What are you wanting to make w/ the duck fabric? I also came across some 100% cotton fabric that was so badly wrinkled that I had no choice but to iron it before I started. It was also bought at JoAnn's. Mine was for a backing on a quilt, so it was fine - after the ironing.
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    you received 7 replies to your previous post. here is the link How do I get the wrinkles out?
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    ive noticed thats happened to me alot lately i bought some breast cancer fabric to make a donation quilt and i bought all the bolt there was only about 2 yards left and it is horribly wrinkled and its all of it not just the part by the bolt like usual my hubby ironed it for me and used best press plus ive ironed it some more as well and its been a pain to get it straight enough to cut out my squares. but i think its finally straight enough im going to cut it tonight when i get home from work.
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    I use Best Press also to get wrinkles out, if wrinkles are really bad I use Niagara Non-Aerosol Spray Starch. Even if you live in a area where you might be worried about bugs (not so in California) as long as you use the fabric right away and then wash after the piece is done there is no problem.
    The key with the Niagara is to spray fabric, spray the fabric and let it sit and then use a hot steam iron, wrinkles just melt away.

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    Thank you everyone, for your suggestions and I will try the Best Press, spray startch and vinegar. Hopefully one will work. Also, I appreciate now knowing how to get my replies when I post next time.

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    I purchased the fabric for making aprons. Hopefully one of these suggestions will work and I'll be able to proceed with my project. I'm willing to try anything at this point.

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    I would be worried about how a quilt would look after washing if the fabric was very prone to wrinkling. It would be difficult to iron a quilt.

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    Sometimes if a fabric is badly wrinkled, I re-wet the fabric and hang it over the shower rod to semi-dry. While it is still fairly damp, I re-iron the fabric. This usually fixes the wrinkles.

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    With something as heavy as cotton duck, try using a wet pressing cloth instead of rewetting the canvas itself. Wet something like a dishtowel, wring it out a bit so it doesn't drip, lay it on the canvas and steam press until the dish towel is dry. Yes, it will take some time, but it should work better than a soggy piece of cotton duck. Most of the suggestions have been for quilting weight cottons and won't work on your canvas. Luck!
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