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Thread: Do you press your batting?

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    Something to think about. Never did it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rettie V.Grama
    I have put batting into the clothes dryer and had some luck. However, I use a clothes steam presser. It works great, just don't get your hand in front of the steam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    I usually start with spritzing it with water and putting in the dryer for a few minutes on medium. If there's a stubborn wrinkle I will sometimes touch that with the iron. But usually it's fine from the dryer.
    This is what I was wondering. Couldn't you just put it in the dryer for a little bit to get the wrinkles out? Would it work on poly batting too?
    I also use my steam iron as I don't have anywhere to lay out the entire batting for a few days. Steam works really well.

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    The quilting spray also seems to help flatten the wrinkles. - Cynthia

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    I usually start with spritzing it with water and putting in the dryer for a few minutes on medium. If there's a stubborn wrinkle I will sometimes touch that with the iron. But usually it's fine from the dryer.
    My sister does this also. And she has to go up and down the steps to do it!

    Sure helps get those wrinkles out!

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    I generally open up the batting and leave it on a bed or table for a day.
    Next day, when I spread it out on the fabric, I 'spread' it with my longest ruler -- just like butter on bread. A teacher I know always did it and it seems to take out the wrinkles and bumps and I have never had any bunch or stretch.
    Mary

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    A thought just came into my head. Are any of these cotton or bamboo batting come from China? I heard about the bedbug problem in clothing so I wonder if we should steam them before using them to make sure. Just a thought.

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    Donna Jean is right on! Even though no one told me about this in a book or class, I did it on my own. Pressing COMPRESSES the batting while steamin removes the wrinkles, buckles and waves, restores it closer to even thickness and helps realign the sides into a regular shape.

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    What I do is place the batting on the table, with a towel underneath, and then put the backing on top. Then I iron. This works even with Poly batting.
    After I am sure it is lying nice and flat, then I do the traditional clamping and layering.
    It works for me

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    Yes, I lightly steam press mine before I use it.

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    Never, always hand wash unless poly, roll in a large bed sheet and lay flat to dry that usually fixes most creases.

    see sharonschamber.com video re sandwiching, it changed my life!

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    My new dryer has a steam cycle that worked great today for a king size batting.

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    I usually put mine in the dryer on freshen to get the wrinkles out

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnajean View Post
    I press Warm & Natural with steam - not just to get wrinkles out, but for shrinkage before making the quilt sandwich.
    This is what I do as well.

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