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Thread: Creases in Fabric

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    What do you use to get out creases in fabric? I have a piece of fabric that has the crease edge from the bolt and it doesn't iron out. I was going to use Best Press to see if that works. Sometimes it doesn't for me. I have very little of this fabric left and it has a crease in it no matter how I cut the block.

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    Starch!

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    someone told me white vinegar works, i havn't tried it tho

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    Use the best press!!! I use it all the time and it takes out the wrinkles and creases that are even left after washing the fabrics.

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    I've always had good results from using white vinegar on cotton material to get creases out.

    Quote Originally Posted by thequilterslink
    someone told me white vinegar works, i havn't tried it tho

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    I use starch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thequilterslink
    someone told me white vinegar works, i havn't tried it tho
    This block will be used on a crib bumper. Do you think the vinegar smell will stay on the fabric. I guess it will have to be washed? I think I would have to hand wash the block then put the bumper together.

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    Get the fabric damp and press it - more then just spraying it but less then soaking wet , does that make sense and make sure the iron is set on Cotton

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    Thanks for all of your suggestions! I have enough of the fabric left over with the cease to try all of your ideas. I will see which one works best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltgal6
    Quote Originally Posted by thequilterslink
    someone told me white vinegar works, i havn't tried it tho
    This block will be used on a crib bumper. Do you think the vinegar smell will stay on the fabric. I guess it will have to be washed? I think I would have to hand wash the block then put the bumper together.
    White Vinegar dissapates. We used this all of the time in the garment industry. It works quite well for closing needle holes too. (They suck up like if you were to eat a lemon).

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    Downey Wrinkle Release works freat. Look for it where spray starch, etc. Are located in stores.

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    let us know what works

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    I just today had to deal with a really hard crease in a piece of fabric being made into kitchen curtains. I take a wash cloth, run it under water, squeeze it just until it's not dripping. Then rub it along the crease and press it. I then give it one shot of Best Press.

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    Put the fabric in the freezer and let it freeze. Then take out and take to ironing board and iron. That should do it.

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    Wow what wonderful suggestions. The only thing I'd ever tried was vinegar and it did work.

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    WOW!
    This did not know! Great tips!
    I used vinegar to wash cloth and avoid rubbing off! Now I use hot water and salt!
    Thanks for all the data!
    A hug!

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    Another vote for starch.

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    I use Downy Wrinkle Releaser. Spray it on, let sit a few seconds and then iron. If you prewash your fabric open it up and don't iron that crease back in just finger press. If you don't prewash just open up use this product all the way down and then fold and finger press, not iron hard down. Works for me anyway.

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    I hand wash fabric like that and put it outside until it's damp..come in and iron it!! (Steam)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonnieLoree
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltgal6
    Quote Originally Posted by thequilterslink
    someone told me white vinegar works, i havn't tried it tho
    This block will be used on a crib bumper. Do you think the vinegar smell will stay on the fabric. I guess it will have to be washed? I think I would have to hand wash the block then put the bumper together.
    White Vinegar dissapates. We used this all of the time in the garment industry. It works quite well for closing needle holes too. (They suck up like if you were to eat a lemon).
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    I use white vinegar to help creases stay longer when putting creases in slacks, etc.

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    cant wait to see what works for you!!!

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    I use vinegar. That stuff works for everything!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thequilterslink
    someone told me white vinegar works, i havn't tried it tho

    Vinegar does work; it is such a great product for so many things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonnieLoree
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltgal6
    Quote Originally Posted by thequilterslink
    someone told me white vinegar works, i havn't tried it tho
    This block will be used on a crib bumper. Do you think the vinegar smell will stay on the fabric. I guess it will have to be washed? I think I would have to hand wash the block then put the bumper together.
    White Vinegar dissapates. We used this all of the time in the garment industry. It works quite well for closing needle holes too. (They suck up like if you were to eat a lemon).
    I am going to put this to the ultimate test. I've got some needle hole that need closing. I have never heard of this!!! Thanks so much for the info. I've been wondering what I was going to do!!!

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    I've used vinegar and water mixture (about 2-1 vinegar to water) to either take out a crease...or put on in (pants)...Sometimes it takes full stregth vinegar...I put it in a spray bottle...

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