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Thread: Warm and Natural Wrinkles

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    Super Member JeanieG's Avatar
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    I have not used the Warm and Natural Batting before, and it has a lot of wrinkles in it. I am doing some table runners for Christmas gifts and wondered what was the best way to get the wrinkles out. Thanks for your help.

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    Open it up and lay it out for a couple of hours.

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    I have steamed it with my iron and hand smoothed it. I have also ironed it with/without steam :D:D:D

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    I just lay it out and smooth it with my hands.

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    I steam iron mine.

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    A portion I cut for my fist table runner has been laying overnight and still has the wrinkles, I think I'll half to iron it.

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    I just sprayed (mist) some water all over, spread it with my hands and let it sit overnight. It worked.

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    I have put mine in the dryer for about 5 minutes.

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    Big pieces I have hung over the banister to relax. When there wasn't time, I have tossed them in the dryer with a damp towel. Usually, smoothing them out will be just fine.

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    I usually preshrink my batts but when I don't I throw them in the dryer with a wet towel for 10-15 mins, take it out and smooth on a bed till it cools, very few wrinkles left.

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    Be careful if you iron it. It has something in it (contrary to what they say it is not 100% cotton) that seems like it sticks to my iron.

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    This has never been a problem for me. Did you buy it off a roll?

    Gale is right about the pressing, but if you put a piece of cloth on top, that should help press it.

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    I buy my warm and natural in bags by size, not on a roll and I get the sticking to the iron thingy too.

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    You shouldn't iron your batting. It crushes the loft. Throw it in the dryer for 10 minutes. It's then ready to layer.

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    Try the dryer, it was for polyester batting, all I ever use. Use low 5-10 minutes should do it.

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    There is some shrinkage, minimal(3% according to the manufacturer), so if you don't want an antique look after washing you need to presoak your batting. Check the Warm Company website for instructions.
    http://www.warmcompany.com/wnpage.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by momymom
    You shouldn't iron your batting. It crushes the loft. Throw it in the dryer for 10 minutes. It's then ready to layer.

    You're right. I have had to iron some wadded up stuff for little projects though. Didn't make sense to put it in the dryer. Really little stuff ;-)

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    I throw mine in the dryer - on air dry - with a damp cloth for about 10 minutes. I have to do this every time I load a quilt on the frame, before I load the batting, and it works great.

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    I spritz it with water and toss it in the dryer. It's much easier than ironing and comes out smooth enough for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    I spritz it with water and toss it in the dryer. It's much easier than ironing and comes out smooth enough for me.
    Yeap this is what I do. It turns out great. :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by gale
    Be careful if you iron it. It has something in it (contrary to what they say it is not 100% cotton) that seems like it sticks to my iron.
    The scrim is poly, the batting itself is 100% cotton, but nowhere does it claim to be 100% cotton batting. On the contrary, the label states cotton 87.5%, polypropylene 12.5%. It is Needled Cotton Batting according to the label. Iron on the non-scrim side and it will not stick to your iron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltnchik
    I throw mine in the dryer - on air dry - with a damp cloth for about 10 minutes. I have to do this every time I load a quilt on the frame, before I load the batting, and it works great.
    Thanks so much everyone. I'll put it in the dryer as suggested. It was in a bag ($10.00 off at Joann's with an extra 10% with coupon). I have always used Mountain Mist Polyester, as that was considered the "best" back in the 80's. I've always stuck with that until I joined this great informational board and learned about Warm and Natural. I've used Insul Bright before, but thought I would try the Warm and Natural this time.

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    Also on reading some of the messages on batting here on the board, I have found some conflicting information on which way the batting should be place. Some say "bumpy" side next to the top, and some say toward the bottom. It does not say on the bag, so what is your opinion. Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeanieG
    Also on reading some of the messages on batting here on the board, I have found some conflicting information on which way the batting should be place. Some say "bumpy" side next to the top, and some say toward the bottom. It does not say on the bag, so what is your opinion. Thanks again.
    When quilting on the frame, I always put the "bumpy" side against the top. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider
    Quote Originally Posted by gale
    Be careful if you iron it. It has something in it (contrary to what they say it is not 100% cotton) that seems like it sticks to my iron.
    The scrim is poly, the batting itself is 100% cotton, but nowhere does it claim to be 100% cotton batting. On the contrary, the label states cotton 87.5%, polypropylene 12.5%. It is Needled Cotton Batting according to the label. Iron on the non-scrim side and it will not stick to your iron.
    If you read the Warm Company's site, you'll see that the scrim is now in between the layers of cotton and is no longer on one side or the other. They've changed the way they manufacture it.

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