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Thread: Wrinkles

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    I have 2 beige fat quarters I want to use next to my red blocks in my log cabin quilt and I can`t get the wrinkles out. I have only cut the red blocks and nothing has been washed. ( This is my first real quilt. ) Any ideas ? Thanks.

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    starch

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    lots of steam and/or spray sizing.

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    Best Press. It is the best for this.

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    Try putting a teaspoon of vinegar in a cupful of water. Put the mix in a spray bottle and spritz the fabric then iron.

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    I have hard water.

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    Or dunk in water and roll it in a towel and then iron it when it's still damp.

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    I am going to try that since I don`t use our hard water in the flat iron.

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    I just use water in spray bottle and spray, sit iron on spot, don't push against my material, seem to have good luck.. and good luck (lol) to you :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcdaniel023
    Best Press. It is the best for this.
    Ditto this stuff is awesome!

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    A little white vinegar dabbed on the fabric and then ironed should take the wrinkles right out. Or put white vinegar in a spray bottle and spritz the fabric. Works for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ritas Relics
    I have hard water.
    Get a gallon of distilled water to use.

    Pam M

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ritas Relics
    I have 2 beige fat quarters I want to use next to my red blocks in my log cabin quilt and I can`t get the wrinkles out. I have only cut the red blocks and nothing has been washed. ( This is my first real quilt. ) Any ideas ? Thanks.

    Depending on the project, I like to hand wash my fat quarters in the sink. Squeeze out the excess water, shake with a snap, then you can hand or lay to dry. Before it's completely dry, iron. This process gets the wrinkles and fold lines out for me.

    Pam M

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    I agree. Best Press can be purchased at a LQS and Since I used it the first time and every wrinkle just disappeared, I am hooked. And no residue left behind after ironing. ♥

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    Are your fabrics all 100% cotton, or a mix of other types?

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    I discovered Best Press last year and absolutely love it. Comes in different fragrances also. Sometimes Hancock Fabrics has it on sale, too.

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    Love the Best Press, got it at Hancocks fabrics and they took 50% Joann's coupon. Yea.....

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    I'd prewash everything if I were you, otherwise you won't be able to wash the finished quilt without a high risk of the red running onto the other fabrics.

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