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Thread: steam or dry when ironing startch?

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    That's my question
    (I wanna make sure people know by the title what I'm talking about :wink: :wink: ;) :thumbup: )
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    I tend to use steam until the water runs out, then dry. lol

    Although, if the starch is wet, it will create its own steam.

    Just be careful not to stretch the fabric by pushing the iron across it.

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    I have a VERY old iron that I searched & searched for at antique shops & it gets so hot it will cook an egg! So I spritz a little bit of water on before I press & wha la it's done. Nothing like old irons! Don't like all the new fancy ones because they spit & leak all over the place.

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    I still do better with the iron on regular steam - not heavy steam. Dry just doesn't do what I want.

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    Thank you all very much!
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    Quote Originally Posted by oatw13
    I tend to use steam until the water runs out, then dry. lol
    Similar to my method. It's such long trek to the sink. Or I'm just lazy :mrgreen:

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    If I use steam, it comes from water spritzed from a bottle and then ironed. I never, never put water in my iron because I've had too many that leaked and spit and sputtered ugly water on things after a few uses. My new iron has never had water in it to prevent that from happening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidwent
    That's my question
    (I wanna make sure people know by the title what I'm talking about :wink: :wink: ;) :thumbup: )
    David
    Thank you for doing that! See? I read it.

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    [quote=Kitsie]
    Quote Originally Posted by davidwent
    That's my question
    (I wanna make sure people know by the title what I'm talking about :wink: :wink: ;) :thumbup: )
    David
    Thank you for doing that! See? I read it.[/quoLOL
    LOL!!!!! I am more than happy to accommodate :thumbup:
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    I steam the wilikers out of everything, starch or not. But I am careful not to stretch the fabric when I press.

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