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    Pressing ?



    I like to heavily starch my fabrics prior to cutting. How do you press instead of iron the fabric? You have to move the iron around to get rid of the hole marks that the iron makes and I have difficulty picking up the iron so often due to health problems. Any advise would be very much appreciated.

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    I iron it.

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    Iron your large/uncut pieces but press your pieced pieces/blocks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cizzors View Post
    Iron your large/uncut pieces but press your pieced pieces/blocks.
    this is what i do also
    Nancy in western NY

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    Tks for the help. Off to iron.

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    Also, iron WITH the grain of the fabric...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cizzors View Post
    Iron your large/uncut pieces but press your pieced pieces/blocks.
    Exactly! That's what I do, too!
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    I'm careful when ironing large pieces to always go with the lengthwise grain of the fabric as much as possible as it stretches less than the widthwise grain.
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    the ironing vs. pressing issue is about Blocks/cut pieces- vs large pieces of whole fabric. you want to (press) constructed blocks/small pieces - especially ones with any bias edges- to keep from distorting/stretching out of shape.
    if you are ironing a whole piece of un-cut fabric you iron it- like ironing a shirt-or what ever.
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    I iron large unsewn pieces too - I press gently the sewn sections of blocks and blocks and quilt tops.

    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
    the ironing vs. pressing issue is about Blocks/cut pieces- vs large pieces of whole fabric. you want to (press) constructed blocks/small pieces - especially ones with any bias edges- to keep from distorting/stretching out of shape.
    if you are ironing a whole piece of un-cut fabric you iron it- like ironing a shirt-or what ever.
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