by marianb 30 Jan 2017

I was wondering if anyone has tried using Rahjah Pressing Cloth found on ebay or OESD Perfect Embroidery Press Cloth. I really had my sights set on the OESD one but they don't ship to Australia. I have put a link below so you can see what I mean. Thank you for your help and or opinions. Marian


by marianb 06 Feb 2017

Thank you all for your thoughts and suggestions. Marian

by Patricia109 05 Feb 2017

I heard from a prominent sewing lady who had visited the factory where they are made say that she saw no treatment being done to the fabric being cut up for these cloths. The lengths were just cut off the bolt.
I wasn't worried as I use the good parts of my old cotton sheets cut to size and overlocked (serged) on the edges for my pressing cloths.
Same material as what's in the bag.
My mother was a fantastic sewer and all she ever used was Dad's hankies as they were so large.

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marianb by marianb 06 Feb 2017

I can remember doing this on my uniforms in High School.

by killiecrankie 31 Jan 2017

They have been around since the 1960's ,used for pressing the pleats in those horrible box pleat tunics.Still have one from then .
Have you tried Punch with Judy ?

marianb by marianb 01 Feb 2017

Thank you yes looked on Judy's site but can get them for about $4.50 no postage on Ebay, collecting at BigW.

killiecrankie by killiecrankie 02 Feb 2017

It pays to check Ebay before you buy.I like collecting things from Woolies ,never have to worry about items going astray.

marianb by marianb 06 Feb 2017

So true..

by jofrog2000 31 Jan 2017

Headliner material for cars. It's a knit material backed with some padding. This is what is used :
You place your embroidery face down and iron away. The threads sink into the material , so it does not end up flat. I got some from JoAnn Fabrics for another project, and then got to see one of the sold ones in person So I made my own. Works great.

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marianb by marianb 01 Feb 2017

Thank you for the idea

by rhndsul58 30 Jan 2017

before rajah cloths became available a cloth( australian calico) dipped in a solution of 1part white vinegar and 4parts water was used to set or remove pleats and hems - not sure what it does to embroidery but you must not let the cloth dry out completely when pressing

marianb by marianb 31 Jan 2017

Thank you for your insight.

jofrog2000 by jofrog2000 31 Jan 2017

I remember my Mom pressing the pleats in our skirts with vinegar and water,thanks for bringing up the memory.

by lilylady 30 Jan 2017

I brought and tried this week. I did not do any heavy embroidering, but what I did worked. You remove as much of the stabilizer as you can. You put your finished design face down on the front of cloth (there is a front and back), and press, with or with out steam. I did steam, then you let sit until cooled. It comes off perfect. Hoping to see how it works on the heavy designs that really pucker the material. It looks like a heavy cotton batting

dragonflyer by dragonflyer 30 Jan 2017

Hmmm, you are right, looks like a piece of Warm & Natural cotton batting...I wonder how similar they are??? The press cloths that I have are more like a Teflon material...

marianb by marianb 31 Jan 2017

Thank you. It does look like batting.

by sandralane 30 Jan 2017

Marianb, Spotlight sell a bone colour pressing sheet in the habby section around $10/$15 It looks like the black bbq sheets they now sell to cook on the hot plate of your bbq . These are what i use and they both work super good. You can also use them for iron on facings and appliqué they do not stick at all. Be careful with your iron, also put a piece of brown paper or a sandwich bag over the top to protect the iron from any stickiness Hope this helps you out if more details needed send a pm Sandra.

marianb by marianb 31 Jan 2017

Thank you Sandra will take a look. Marian

irenewayne by irenewayne 31 Jan 2017

I got mine from spotlight but had to ask for it as the assistant wasn't really clued in to what I wanted. BTW haven't used it yet. LOL. Irene

by crafter2243 Moderator 30 Jan 2017

Interesting. I am curious to see if anyone has tried it.

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marianb by marianb 30 Jan 2017

thanks, I think I might have to move to the states for a few months each year.