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Thread: To steam or not to steam, that is the question

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    Super Member retrogirl02's Avatar
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    OOh, such good tips. I have my stash separated and in open containers or baskets (whatever I had lying around), neatly folded. Some of the containers are plastic but I thought they'd be OK since I didn't put a lid on them.
    I have already grabbed some fabric to use this morning & took just a sec for the iron to get the folds out...plus I've already gotton rid of those annoying clumps of string Yea!! and got straight to marking and cutting. It's nice.

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    Loretta, I read that if you mail a quilt you should put it in a plastic bag, and then when it gets where it's going it should be promptly removed, mostly to prevent it from being damaged by water, etc. was that wrong? I loved your idea from another thread, about making a pillow case to match to store the quilt in.

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    I don't usually keep water in my iron, so I have a spritzer bottle on stand-by all the time!
    Makes sense to me that a heavy iron would take less pushing effort to get the wrinkles out. :D

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    I use steam all the time and have been quilting 30yrs and have no problem , I don't push the facric around like when ironing and am now lazy and do't pre wash anything just take a chance. Most quilts don't need washin g just airing on the clothesline which are now okay in Ontario LOL Happy Quilting

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    Super Member retrogirl02's Avatar
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    Thanks for your input. I'm trying not to steam much, but will play around with the steam on the next project----deadlines are keeping me from getting carried away with experiments right now :D

    Is everyone using 100% cotton the majority of the time? I have a lady coming to pick up some "other" fabric today that I inherited and she just sent me an email to say that she'll use it in her quilting.

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