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Old 02-12-2013, 12:34 PM
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I just sandwiched a full bed quilt (for a full size bunk bed) that is 75X85. The twin sized batting was 72X90. I wondered if it wouldn't be close enough. I pressed it and lo and behold - it worked! Barely, but it worked. When I told a friend I had ironed the batting to make it work she said she always irons her batting. Hmmmm. Not me.. I sandwich on a full bed with a pillow top mattress - it is a bit rounded and the shape seems to help the quilt pieces to cling and drape nicely. I hand press - rub my arm and hand over each piece as I sandwich - and never saw a need to iron before.

So what do the rest of you do?
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:16 PM
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I usually spray the batting and put it in the dryer but last time I had some ugly crease
I sprayed it with water/vinegar and ironed it with some muslin in between (just to keep
my iron clean). For a bigger piece I would probably just put in the dryer as usual.
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:54 PM
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if you iron it, then wash the finished quilt, would the batting try to go back to its original size? just askin' as i've never ironed batting.
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I've never had a piece of batting that didn't come with a huge crease in it, so I've always ironed.
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:37 PM
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I always just throw mine in the dryer
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:46 PM
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I press with a steam iron (up and down motion). I don't move the iron around because I don't want to stretch the batting.
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If it badly wrinkled .. I just mist it a bit and toss in the dryer. Sometimes just adding a few damp wash cloths does the trick if the wrinkles aren't too bad when I put it in the dryer.
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If the batting is wrinkled, I throw it in the dryer with a damp towel. I would never, ever iron it - sounds like too much work! I have the same question as QuiltnNan about whether pressing the batting to make it larger is a good idea. I always piece on another scrap of batting if I'm short.
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Originally Posted by dunster View Post
If the batting is wrinkled, I throw it in the dryer with a damp towel. I would never, ever iron it - sounds like too much work! I have the same question as QuiltnNan about whether pressing the batting to make it larger is a good idea. I always piece on another scrap of batting if I'm short.
I agree with Dunster.
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I so agree with Dunster!!!!!
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