by muflotex 03 Jul 2014

2014 07 03 Ironing help please

Does any of you happy people have a good trick on crinkels I have a cotton print that will not iron real crisp and without still seeing creases and wrinkels but it is ironed and flat, tried to iron all wet but no better result
TIA Sue

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by muflotex 04 Jul 2014

Thank you so much for your input, Will try out the tipps asap and a coworker today told me to do rechere on Echtes Krauseminzwasser - Aqua menthae crispae which is said to be a very good help with old hems to iron out. If I find a working solution for my fabric I will let you know.*** to all

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by gwillmann 04 Jul 2014

Have you tried Mary Ellen's Best Pressed? I get that at my fabric store or Walmart (love the smell).

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muflotex by muflotex 04 Jul 2014

will have to look up what it is, in Germany we do have other ironing products i guess Thank you

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by gdsteliga 03 Jul 2014

When I was a little girl (back when the dinosaurs roamed. We all wore cotton dresses and my job on ironing day was to liberally sprinkle items and roll them up to dampen all over while mom ironed.. By the time she got around to the items they ironed out pretty well.
I still do this on occasion and it works.

Doreen

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PatriciaVosloo by PatriciaVosloo 03 Jul 2014

It still works, Doreen.

graceandham by graceandham 03 Jul 2014

Yes, and in the South, we put the damp items in a plastic bag in the refrigerator so that wouldn't get a mildew odor.

Leaha by Leaha 03 Jul 2014

Sorry couldn't resist...are dinosaurs as big and strange looking as the movies? :-}

muflotex by muflotex 04 Jul 2014

Thank you - yes I helped my Mom that way too way back

rachap by rachap 04 Jul 2014

This is what we used to do also. We also put them in the refrigerator.

teddybear117 by teddybear117 17 Jul 2014

Oh my, I hadn't thought about the sprinkler top that fit on a soda bottle in years that mom would use to sprinkle (dampen) the clothes before putting in the refrigerator or freezer (if she thought she wasn't going to get to things right away.)

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by ansienaude 03 Jul 2014

it will be a answer i am waiting for because that wiil be one to remember i have treid a few ways and could not find a answer lol

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muflotex by muflotex 04 Jul 2014

Thank you for looking in 8-)

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by gwillmann 03 Jul 2014

When I was a very young girl (many, many years ago) and my mother needed to lengthen the hem in my cotton dresses, here is the trick she used to remove the crease from the old hem. Dampen the crease with white vinegar and use a brown paper grocery bag as a pressing cloth and iron until dry. Of course, you then have to launder again to remove the vinegar smell.

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Leaha by Leaha 03 Jul 2014

I have just hung outside and the scent goes away on a windy day, I don't mind the smell of vinegar. :-)

gwillmann by gwillmann 04 Jul 2014

Did the crease go away?

muflotex by muflotex 04 Jul 2014

vinegar - will try asap - Thank you

teddybear117 by teddybear117 17 Jul 2014

Vinegar was also used to put a crease in pants legs ... back in the days of dino's.

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by icana 03 Jul 2014

Some fabrics just will not smooth out.

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Leaha by Leaha 03 Jul 2014

Amen to this, I have two shirts and they look slept in no matter what trick I've tried. :-(((((

muflotex by muflotex 04 Jul 2014

Thank you, we will see if the fabric goes in this categorie after trying all the good tips here

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by airyfairy 03 Jul 2014

Just a thought - is it perhaps meant to have permanent wrinkles??

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muflotex by muflotex 04 Jul 2014

lol, Thank you - permanent wrinkles are in my face not on that fabric 8-)

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by jrob Moderator 03 Jul 2014

When still damp, saturate with a spray starch or put liquid starch in the rinse cycle and iron while damp on highest heat with steam.

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Leaha by Leaha 03 Jul 2014

May I ask how much you put in the rinse cycle? I did not know it could be put into the actual washer cool. I have never tried either of these methods, but I'm game. Thank you. :-)

muflotex by muflotex 04 Jul 2014

Thank you

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by greysewist Moderator 03 Jul 2014

Maybe an ironing spray if all else fails?

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muflotex by muflotex 04 Jul 2014

Thank you

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by 02kar Moderator 03 Jul 2014

Try washing it and see if that helps. Take it out of the dryer while still damp and ion it. If you have a clothes line, hang it to dry after washing it. Hopefully, there will be others along with other ideas. I hope you find something that helps.

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muflotex by muflotex 04 Jul 2014

Thank you

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