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by muflotex ( edited 31 Mar 2016 ) 31 Mar 2016

dear vinyl users please help - I bought some vinyl or faux leather today and some pieces have light creases. would it be ok to iron them on low to medium heat covered with a piece of coton or so from the backside to smooth them out? please tell your tricks, TIA Sue

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by muflotex 04 Apr 2016

your tricks worked, thank you so much. have to make some pic to place here for you to see - no time for that now but the creases are gone 8-)

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bevintex by bevintex 04 Apr 2016

What method worked for you?

muflotex by muflotex 07 Apr 2016

Hi Bev, I ironed lightly from the back with protector sheet and heat on OO dots which is medium heat on my iron. did not rest and kept the iron moving - dont have a blow dryer 8-) pics still to come and sewn project bag for knitting too, test courage impulse is needed to embroider the vinyl

muflotex by muflotex 07 Apr 2016

should read next courage impulse

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by marianb 01 Apr 2016

thanks for asking I also wondered how to. Marian

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muflotex by muflotex 01 Apr 2016

Thank you - you are welcome

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by gerryb 31 Mar 2016

Have seen on other sites where people have used a pressing cloth & low heat on the back side to get the wrinkles out. All I have gotten has been on a roll or sheets. Let us know how it works.

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muflotex by muflotex 01 Apr 2016

Thank you - yes I will show pics here

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by lin02 31 Mar 2016

I use to have an upholstery business, some times they would bring me some vinyl of theirs to use and it would be folded. I would have to use a blow dyer to get the creases out then put it on a card board roll.

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muflotex by muflotex 01 Apr 2016

Thank you very much

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by peafarm 31 Mar 2016

Same suggestion as others offered. Roll onto an empty paper towel paper cone when storing away. I found this out the hard way. Had some folded and nope-definitely NOT the way to go.

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muflotex by muflotex 01 Apr 2016

Thank you

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by pcteddyb 31 Mar 2016

I do it from the back with a low heat and some steam. I know others use the sun or a blow dryer.

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bevintex by bevintex 31 Mar 2016

when you get the wrinkles out roll it instead of folding for storage

muflotex by muflotex 01 Apr 2016

Thank you, Yep will roll it afterwards

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by bevintex 31 Mar 2016

heat usually relaxes the wrinkles, is there a sunny spot you could lay it flat in or someplace warm, you could try a blow dryer on the back but not too hot, it can melt if overheated

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 31 Mar 2016

That would have been my suggestion as well.

muflotex by muflotex 01 Apr 2016

Thanks you 2 will try that too

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by dragonflyer 31 Mar 2016

I would use a Teflon pressing sheet to iron either vinyl or faux leather...that way you don't run the risk of scorching or leaving a mark...

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muflotex by muflotex 01 Apr 2016

Thank you Kim, never thought of the teflon sheet I got

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