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Thread: Getting wrinkles out of fabric

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    Getting wrinkles out of fabric

    I love everything about fabric except trying to get the wrinkles out. I make things that won't be washed, so prefer not to pre-wash my fabrics. I steam, I spritz with water, I iron iron iron til the fabric looks nice and flat. But often within a few minutes the most stubborn wrinkles reappear - perhaps less rigid than before, but there nonetheless.

    How do you get rid of wrinkles?

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    I spray the fabric with wrinkle releaser and toss in dryer. That's how I iron clothes now too. LOL
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    I'm told vinegar helps but I've never tried it.
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    I use wrinkle release spray, got it at the dollar store, works great!
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    I keep a bottle of water with a bit of vinegar in it. Works great to remove those wrinkles.

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    ​I use my homemade spray starch for ironing my fabric. On really stubborn creases like the bolt fold line, I sometimes wet the fabric and iron it dry.

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    I use Niagara non aerosol spray starch or Mary Ellen's Best Press which works a little better but is a lot more expensive ($1.77 for the starch and $9.99 for the Best Press).
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    Also, you need to iron the fabric and don't move it until it's dry. If you spritz or steam, place the fabric on your board, iron, then DON'T MOVE IT until it's dry and cool.
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    Thanks everybody; I really appreciate your help!

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    what is wrinkle releaser?

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    Quote Originally Posted by postal packin' mama View Post
    what is wrinkle releaser?
    I just picked some up at Family Dollar today. It's actually called Wrinkle Releaser. I looked for an ingredients list but didn't find one.

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    Since I am pretty short, my slacks always had to be hemmed. When a lot of the clothing in my youth(a long time ago!) was poly or a blend, I learned that vinegar would remove creases from alterations. Now I use a sprayer of vinegar and water all the time on my wrinkled stash.

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    Good to know! Thanks guys!!

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    1 Tablespoon of vinegar to 1 cup of water in a spray bottle. Saw it in a demonstration at a quilt show about 4 years ago. It's terrific!
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    I use this: http://www.faultless.com/mg_3.php No pump spraying.

    I don't like spending time doing anything I don't want to do so finding a fast way to get it done right is time saved to do something I want to do.
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    I have also used Windex spray to get rid of wrinkles...it works even on the stubborn ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patchsamkim View Post
    I have also used Windex spray to get rid of wrinkles...it works even on the stubborn ones.

    LOL. I find lot of odd uses for Windex. I use the original version. The new version just doesn't work. I have to use twice a much to get dismal results.
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