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Thread: I know, I know, there are no silly questions.. but

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    I'll finish the hanging sleeves on the Cats one today, so I'm thinking about wrapping it. I keep thinking the appliquéd parts shouldn't be folded because it'll make a permanent crease... but that makes no particular sense... right? :?: Besides, Jenny has to fold it to get it home. Ease my mind? :shock:

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    Could you roll it up? I really have no idea.

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    I have a friend that has wallhangings with applique and what she does is, she takes a large bath towel, lays the hanging on it, right side up, then she starts rolling it up. This way, it doesn't get creases, or dirty and doesn't take up a large amount of room. Hope this helps.

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    Glad you asked this one...I don't have a clue. Mine all lay flat under the spread on a guest bed....Well, I guess I've folded some and mailed them off to my grandmother....she said they were beautiful...she wouldn't have said that if I'd ruined it, right???

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    I've been folding it gently with back sides together... or laying it on the ironing board. I like the rolling idea--even better with a towel. But it's 50" square... so I think she'll have to gently fold it go get it to her home.

    The other issue is the black fabric picks up lint--so a towel would hinder that--but Jenny could take some tape to it at home....

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    I made one with lots of applique for a challenge and it needed to be folded and I haven't noticed any problems.

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    doesn't your friend own an iron?

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    How about rolling it and putting it in a shipping tube? My ex use to mail CAD drawings all the time and they COULD NOT be folded.
    The tubes are not that much and would not take up much space if storing :?

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    It should be okay to fold it. It's not going to be folded for long time.

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    I hope folding it is OK because my Stairway to Cat Heaven top is folded and probably will be for a long time until I have the materials to finish it. I have noticed some creases in the applique. I assumed they would iron out... at least I hope they will.

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    I was thinking about this today and then noticed that in my hands was Terri's IRR center. It is a large area of applique done with that wonder under stuff I think. Anyway, it is very stiff under the applique. SHe folded it and it went in the mail from Guam to TN. I pressed it and now I've wadded it up working on it, so I'll press it again, but it seems to be no problem at all....

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    Okay--good! :D Mark and I found the perfect dowel for it tonight--the hanging sleeves are a bit long--but Justin can help her with that. :wink:

    I'll wait to wrap it--and it'll be fine. She does have an iron.

    sandpat--it's the stiffness that made me wonder.

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    I never fold any of mine for long I always just wrinkle ...whatever way they go in a pillow case.....I saw this on Fons and Porter....this way you never set the same wrinkle and when it comes out it maybe a little wrinkly but it goes away after hanging awhile......good luck on what you decide......:-)

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    gcathie--what do you mean by " I always just wrinkle." :?:

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    I just shove them in a pillow case...no folding.....I call it wrinkle...I don't fret about how they're put away that way...fold ,or rolled.....this way it don't matter

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    :lol: Easy 'nough! :lol:

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    Huh, I never thought about just "wrinkling"..good idea!

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