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Old 10-25-2018, 12:54 PM
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I was of given a lot seersucker (sp?) and started making a quilt top. Then in the solid squares I started a redwork design. When I ironed it, it flattened completely down. Will those cute crinkles come back? If so, how do I get them back?
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Old 10-25-2018, 01:12 PM
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the last time i flattened some, it only partially came back... washed it and shook it out, then put it in the dryer
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Old 10-25-2018, 01:13 PM
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I think what I would do is iron a square of the seersucker to flatten it, then throw it in the wash and see how it comes out. Whether the crinkles come back or not may depend on the fiber content of the seersucker. If it is all cotton, I would think the crinkles would come back. If it contains other fibers, it may stay flat.
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Old 10-25-2018, 04:58 PM
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100 yrs. ago, when seersucker was ironed, it never came back. It was all cotton fabric. The synthetics were not created back then. We didn't have dryers then also, so we line dried. That didn't work, but maybe today's clothes dryers will bring the crinkles back. My fingers are crossed for you!
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Old 10-27-2018, 04:00 AM
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I think the good old seersucker was made differently than what we see nowadays. I had some given to me, and the crinkly never came back after washing and ironing. But the weave wasn't like typical cotton fabric, it had a more uneven weave to it. I think I ended up putting it in a giveaway box, it just didn't seem sturdy enough for heavy use.
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I miss the old seersucker. When my girls were born as summer babies, I made receiving blankets from seersucker. When the granddaughters came as summer babies, seersucker now has poly in it and isn't as forgiving on temperatures as the cotton seersucker. I tried making a housecoat from it for me--it's hot!
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