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Old 08-16-2016, 09:59 AM
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an iron with a rectangular soleplate, for ironing fabrics? I would dearly love to have one, so as not to have to keep ironing over the part that the pointed end doesn't dry as efficiently.

I found one, called a "lining iron", at a .uk site, but the price is prohibitive. I wonder if American manufacturers have researched it and decided that there wouldn't be enough buyers.

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Old 08-16-2016, 10:15 AM
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I have often thought I would like to have had my mom's large pressing machine that she used to iron the linen table clothes and napkins. It was great and it had a roller so all you had to do was put the item in, hold it to feed it in straight. She donated to a church when she decided it was not worth the effort any more. (She kept it in the basement and hated to use it down there.) Also, we weren't using the heavy linen anymore, she found the light weight tablecloths to use instead. I don't think I would like a square iron, the point makes it glide easier through the wrinkles.
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Personally, I wouldn't like it. It would be good for the purpose that you want but I do many kinds of sewing and ironing and I like an nice point for opening seams and getting in the little hard to get places.

Quiltingcandy, I use not having a press as an excuse that I have to take the big tablecloths to the dry cleaners
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I washed four loads of backing fabric. I wasn't about to press all that so I took it to the cleaners. They pressed and had it hung neatly on hangers for me. I would by a square or rounded iron if it was a reasonable price. Would be efficient!
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I washed four loads of backing fabric. I wasn't about to press all that so I took it to the cleaners. They pressed and had it hung neatly on hangers for me. I would by a square or rounded iron if it was a reasonable price. Would be efficient!

I never thought to bring a large backing to the cleaners for pressing. What do they charge for this service?
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Personally, I wouldn't like it. It would be good for the purpose that you want but I do many kinds of sewing and ironing and I like an nice point for opening seams and getting in the little hard to get places.
I agree with what cash mom said.
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Old 08-16-2016, 12:28 PM
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[QUOTE=cashs_mom;7628692]Personally, I wouldn't like it. It would be good for the purpose that you want but I do many kinds of sewing and ironing and I like an nice point for opening seams and getting in the little hard to get places.

Oh, I definitely agree that the point is needed in most cases. My question was more of having an iron dedicated just for ironing fabrics (I already have an iron without steam holes for that purpose, but of course it has the point).
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I used to use one of these removable sole plates on my iron many, many years ago. They have a little spring that holds it on to your regular iron plate. It would be nice to have a square/rectangular one that is removable.

http://dupray.com/cleaning-accessori...lon-soleplate/
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A few times I've just turned my iron around and ironed backwards.
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I never thought to bring a large backing to the cleaners for pressing. What do they charge for this service?
I really don't know. The fabric came home with DH when he picked up the clothes. I just asked him and he said he doesn't remember, he slept since then.
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