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Thread: Do you dry iron or use steam?

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    Super Member Nanaquilts44's Avatar
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    I use a dry hot iron to iron my fabric. I noticed some people here use steam which is understandable. But I also use Best Press spray while ironing and it really gets out wrinkles the best for me. (You can get it without fragrance). What do you use for ironing your fabric - steam or not?

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    I use an old $2.99 (thrift store) Sunbeam dry iron.

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    i NEVER put water into my irons- i keep a water bottle on the end of my ironing board- if my fabric needs a little spritz- and i don't want to use starch or sizing- i just pick up the spray bottle and give it a spritz----no hot drips- no leaking iron- has worked well for me for 45 years.

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    I use dry unless I have lots of wrinkles, then I spray a little water or spray starch.

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    Dry iron & spray bottle of water

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    i NEVER put water into my irons- i keep a water bottle on the end of my ironing board- if my fabric needs a little spritz- and i don't want to use starch or sizing- i just pick up the spray bottle and give it a spritz----no hot drips- no leaking iron- has worked well for me for 45 years.
    Thanks for this tip. I need a spray bottle for water in my sewing room. Off to Walmart after work.

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    I normally use a dry iron, but if I need a little extra something, I put water in it.

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    dry

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    dry but i do use spray starch.

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    odd man out here; I use spray starch and steam

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    Dry iron; best press.

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    steamer here

    BUT I make sure and PRESS not iron, esp. when pressing 45 degree seams!

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    I also use steam and starch.

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    I use a very hot iron, and always have a spray bottle with plain water next to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brushandthimble
    odd man out here; I use spray starch and steam
    Not so odd - me too

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    I use a dry iron and a spray bottle of water for stubborn wrinkles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewmary
    Quote Originally Posted by brushandthimble
    odd man out here; I use spray starch and steam
    Not so odd - me too
    Another oddball here. Steam and starch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    i NEVER put water into my irons- i keep a water bottle on the end of my ironing board- if my fabric needs a little spritz- and i don't want to use starch or sizing- i just pick up the spray bottle and give it a spritz----no hot drips- no leaking iron- has worked well for me for 45 years.
    I do the exact same thing.

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    dry iron and Magic Sizing

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    I use a steam iron when needed. Then when the water runs out, I use a dry iron. If I need a shot of steam after the water runs out, I use a shot of spray starch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    i NEVER put water into my irons- i keep a water bottle on the end of my ironing board- if my fabric needs a little spritz- and i don't want to use starch or sizing- i just pick up the spray bottle and give it a spritz----no hot drips- no leaking iron- has worked well for me for 45 years.
    I do the same. I never put water in the iron.

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    Steam and starch.

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    I have a dry iron I bought years ago from a place called Vermont Country Store.

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    Very hot iron with steam; sometimes spray as well.

    To me, it's not the steam that distorts, but the presser.

    Jan in VA

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    I'm a steamer too.

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