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Thread: To press or not to press

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    Senior Member janedee's Avatar
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    Press press press all the way!!!

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    I like the wrinkled look... it also hides any minor "mistakes"

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    never have ironed after it was totally finished and out of the washer/dryer.
    IF i hve enought fabric left over,i like to make a pillow case to keep them in.

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    I never iron after completed. They go in the washer then the dryer until dry, then off to whoever they were made for. I iron while piecing.

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    Iron as I go, but wash and dry when finished. Love the soft look and feel when it's washed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by susanwilley
    I never iron after completed. They go in the washer then the dryer until dry, then off to whoever they were made for. I iron while piecing.

    This is what I do also...love that comfy look after it comes out of the dryer. Never even thought about ironing it after it came out of the dryer. Just shake it out a bit and it is perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watterstide
    IF i hve enought fabric left over,i like to make a pillow case to keep them in.
    Great idea!

    I give mine a good pressing before I quilt it and then wash it.

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    i press, press, press while constructing a quilt- there is little chance it is wrinkled when finished- but i have had customers bring me quilt tops to quilt that I have to tell them it needs to be pressed before it is quilted....if you want it nice, smooth and beautiful it needs to start that way. if you quilted a quilt that was all wrinkled it will have puckers, creases and not look so good

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    I don't press after quilted either. It can make the batting stiff if it is a poly or poly blend.

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    I always thought the longarm quilters wanted them ironed. By the time I get done wallowing one around to get it finished its a wrinkled mess.

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