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Thread: I need help!

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    I'm really not a quilter, but I just finished assembling the blocks for my fifth quilt. When I went to press it, many of the fabrics puckered. :( How do I get it to lay flat again? I am sooo frustrated and ready to give up.

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    Wondering if you used a cotton/poly blend fabric and maybe the iron was too hot? Not sure that there's a way to undo that.

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    I would have to know what kind of fabric is in it and see a picture!

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    No, I used all cotton and only cotton thread. I wondered if I got it wet if that would shink the fabric back again when I re-pressed it. Or would I make a bigger mess?? I also wondered if it would "quilt out" as my niece would say? Thanks so much for responding!

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    You can certainly shring a fair bit by quilting it to death, so to speak. Were there a lot of bias seams in your orignal patches?

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    You might trying putting it in the dryer on low with a wet towel.

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    Yes, it is a 12 patch sampler. It came out pretty well until I went to press it after I assembled the blocks. Do you think I could spray it with water and see if it shinks a bit? Otherwise, I will tell the gal who does the quilting for me to quilt it to death! :D

    I will try to take a picture and see if I can figure out how to post it on here....

    This is my first time on this forum, and I am so impressed (and grateful for!) the responses. I need so much encouragement to make a quilt happen! :?

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    I hope you can wet it and repress with a cooler iron to flatten it. It is truly discouraging to have that happen at the end. It is bad enough to discover a "bad" fabric in the middle before everything is together. :lol:

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    Good luck with posting a picture, it would certainly help.

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    Hope you'll be able to post a pic. The ladies and men here are very knowledgeable. Don't give up. It's ALL a learning curve, so it's all good. :D

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