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Sharon Benson posted on Fri, Nov 2 2012 10:00 PM

While sewing my quilt, of course I need to iron, well I press it, it looks ironed, then 2 minutes later, it looks as wrinkled again, like it was never ironed. What do I have to do to iron/press to keep the wrinkle out? I press on it as hard as I can and that didn't help. Help needed

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I know this is probably the wrong answer, but I keep a spray bottle on my ironing board. I just spritz it once in a while and sometimes I just leave iron on it for a little longer. I know you'll get many other better answers.

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By the way, welcome to the club.

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gini replied on Fri, Nov 2 2012 10:17 PM

hi sharon, welcome to the group.   you need to press periodically to make sure everything is laying right. once you know the pieces are not puckering, you go to the next step or steps, then press again to check.    the important pressing, the one where you want to keep the wrinkles out,  is right before you baste it.   i have the back and batt ready, then i press the top and apply it to the other layers. 

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Nana replied on Fri, Nov 2 2012 10:28 PM

Sharon

Along with everyone's great tips I suggest using Mary Ellen's Best Press.  It takes care of wrinkles better than anything I have found.  It also gives the fabric a nice crisp feel but it isn't starch.

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Hi Sharon, nice to meet you.

I also keep a spray bottle next to my iron and I use starch, mostly cause I'm too cheap to buy the other stuff. LOL  But the starch works well for me and it washes out.

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