Several years ago ... and I mean several ... I was watching the Martha Stewart show, the pre going to jail Martha. She was talking about pressing clothes and she would mist all the laundry that needed to be pressed with water and placed it in basket and pulled it out one by one. The idea was that the water would soften the wrinkles and make the whole pressing easier.
So I got to thinking...if this worked for clothes why not quilt fabric. You know when you purchase fabric at your local quilt shop and they take great care in folding your fabric, you bring it home and it sits on your cutting table for awhile and you go to use it and it's loaded with creases? And even with steam you have hard time getting the wrinkles and creases out, even using Best Press there is still a hint of wrinkle.
I grab my water bottle and go to spraying...
see all the creases?
I laid each fat quarter on the ironing board and heavily sprayed each one, layer them as I sprayed. I rolled them and let them sit for 10 minutes. I then pressed each fat quarter separately and laid them on my cutting table to be sliced up for a mystery project I'm working on.
So you tell me...does this work?
I often take yardage and spray the center fold with water and let it sit, or if I've pre-washed fabric and it's loaded with wrinkles from the dryer I give it a good spritz before I press.
So...what do you think...do you think you'll give this a try?
Let me know if it works for you
Until Next Time