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Thread: Pressing a finished quilt

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    Senior Member kountrykreation's Avatar
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    For anyone out there that has pressed a quilt after it is completed, washed and dried, can you give any pointers to follow or avoid.
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    Meghan

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    I am not sure what pressing will do to your batting. I would say if it needs freshing up I would put it in a low dryer with a damp clothe.

    Just a thought.

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    I wash and dry all finished quilts, but I have never ironed one.

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    I have ironed finished quilts with no problem. I do not wash them before I give them away. I usually wash large yardage before I cut it.

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    I've pressed all my quilts with no problems. I even use steam. I just don't use a heavy touch or high heat when using polyester batting.

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    I press the top and back before layering -

    I've never pressed a quilt after it was finished and washed and dried.

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    I would not recomend trying to press a quilt that has been washed and crinkled from the batting shrinkage.
    Alot would depend on the batting used and if it was preshrunk( cotton battings).
    What type of batting is in the quilt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kountrykreation
    For anyone out there that has pressed a quilt after it is completed, washed and dried, can you give any pointers to follow or avoid.
    Thanks,
    Meghan
    Don't press a quilt if it has a poly or poly/cotton batt it will....melt!
    :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annie68
    Don't press a quilt if it has a poly or poly/cotton batt it will....melt!
    :)
    GMTA ...exactly what I was about to post!

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    I never press a finished quilt.

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