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Thread: Wrinkles Away

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    I had found some old pieces of fabric that were in bags from my friends attic which was her grand-mothers. It's in good shape I think, and it's the scraps that were from clothes and other things that she made. I would like to try and make a quilt from them there is one thing I'm having problems with Wrinkles. I washed the fabric and ironed them after they had dried and alot of the wrinkles are still there. Can anyone tell me how to get rid of them please.

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    Hmmm I wonder if you had ironed them when they weren't totally dried.
    Have you tried a piece of paper and sprinkle water on the paper and press? That is how my mom would get the wrinkles out. Let us know what works! Best wishes.

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    Although I've never tried it on quilt fabric, I use a wrinkle realeaser spray found in the laundry aisle at the grocery store. The brand I happen to have is Downey but I have tried others and they work pretty well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karenpatrick
    Although I've never tried it on quilt fabric, I use a wrinkle realeaser spray found in the laundry aisle at the grocery store. The brand I happen to have is Downey but I have tried others and they work pretty well.
    I just tried it on a piece of really wrinkled fab from my stash and it worked great. Just sprayed it on like spray starch and it worked great. No sign of the wrinkles.

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    If it is still made Downy has a product calle Wrinkle Releaser. It comes in a spray bottle. It works great to get out ironed in wrinkles and the fold line from bolt fabric.

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    I'll have to try this as these wrinkles are even hard to get out with the steam. I really don't want to completely wash all of these again. Thank You for your information. I just think this bunch of friends on here are Great!! when you need help someone is there to the rescue. Have a wonderful day.

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    I'll pass along a old trick my grandmother used. She sprinkled the wrinkled fabric with water until it was all damp and then she rolled it loosely, sealed it in a plastic bag and put it in the refrigerator overnight and ironed it the next day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the casual quilter
    I'll pass along a old trick my grandmother used. She sprinkled the wrinkled fabric with water until it was all damp and then she rolled it loosely, sealed it in a plastic bag and put it in the refrigerator overnight and ironed it the next day.

    That brings back memories! My mother did that also.

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    my grandma did the same,but put in the freezer,in fact,i have acouple of yds that i found from xmas!
    dar

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    Quote Originally Posted by the casual quilter
    I'll pass along a old trick my grandmother used. She sprinkled the wrinkled fabric with water until it was all damp and then she rolled it loosely, sealed it in a plastic bag and put it in the refrigerator overnight and ironed it the next day.
    My mother used to do the same thing although I could never figure out why. We didn't have a clothes dryer when I was a kid so she hung the laundry on the line outside to dry. When it was dry she would take it in and then sprinkle it and get it wet again. Then she would roll it up and put it in a clothes baket and iron it the next day. Why not just take it down still damp and roll it and store it until the next day to be ironed? A mystery that I was never able to ask her.

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