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Old 08-27-2012, 03:04 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Are clothes washed and dryed before being ironed?
Yes, wash then dry, then iron the items that are wrinkled.
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:19 AM
 
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I like ironing also!

I was wondering why a towel or sheet (you mean bedding sheet?) can be used to cover other surfaces before ironing clothes on it? Is it because a towel or sheet (100% cotton) can be ironed with the highest temperature a iron can offer, without being damaged?

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It won't hurt "no iron" clothes if you iron them.

As far as ironing on other surfaces, take care not to burn them...use a towel and sheet....should be ok...but the SHAPE of the ironing board is what makes ironing easier!

I like ironing, too!
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Old 09-03-2012, 02:40 PM
 
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I like ironing also!

I was wondering why a towel or sheet (you mean bedding sheet?) can be used to cover other surfaces before ironing clothes on it? Is it because a towel or sheet (100% cotton) can be ironed with the highest temperature a iron can offer, without being damaged?

Thanks!
I use an old, ripped piece of clean cotton to place on top of more delicate clothing or wool (If it EVER needs ironing) because I would rather burn the top cloth than my good clothing.

I have also ironed by placing clothes directly on my bed, which works great for slacks.
If you want to iron a crease down the middle of jeans, do it through a cloth. If the cloth is slightly damp or if the clothing is, the crease will last longer.
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I can't count the number of times I've ironed on the floor, kitchen or bathroom counter, bed, desk, etc. Just make sure the surface area you are ironing on is protected from the heat and steam. And as far as ironing in general, those hand held steamers are great for wrinkle removing and to make a garment look fresh but don't count on them to set a pleat or for 100% cotton. I hate to iron but will do so if I absolutely have to. I'm old enough to remember Ironing Day and a coke bottle with a stopper punched with little holes for a ritual called "sprinkling". You rolled the damp garment up and put it in the fridge till you could get to it. Ahhh those were the good ole days---NOT.
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