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Thread: What did I do?

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    I prewashed, dried and ironed my fabric. Then I went to cut it and it had ripples in it? When I ironed it, I may have used steam on it. Would that make it to where it wouldn't lay flat?

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    I'm not sure, try starch.

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    Are you sure it was 100% cotton. Cause if it had polyester 50/50 it would wrinkle with a hot iron.

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    How frustrating. I would try the starch too.

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    I was thinking it may not be 100% cotton. Or it was a textured fabric to start and the washing/drying just intensified the texture. Try dampening it and ironing again.

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    I can't think of any fabric I've iron smooth to develop ripples. Can you post a pic?

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    Is it rippling just on the cut edges and the selvedges? I had that happen because my ironing pad was too thick and the selvedges have also shrunk more than the rest of the fabric. I cut off the selvedge and dampened and use starch on the rest.

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