Starch or Not?

What's Your Style

Over the course of several weeks I have been asking my readers a series of sewing/quilting questions. This is the eighth one in the series. The questions are not meant to frustrate you or make you think hard. We all deal with those issues enough in our everyday lives. No, these questions are meant to be a fun. 🙂

Wrinkles are always an issue when it comes to fabric. There are many opinions as to the best way to conquer them. Today’s question has two parts:

Part One:

Do you try to get rid of fabric wrinkles?

Part Two: Which method do you use to tackle them and why?

  1. Do you use a dry iron?
  2. Do you use steam?
  3. Do you use starch?
  4. All of the above?
  5. None of the above?
  6. Other?

Given my overachiever, Miss Neatfreak tendencies I always tackle wrinkles head on. I use every method possible to overcome their persistence. First I try dry pressing. If that doesn’t work then I use steam. Wrinkles that don’t back down when attacked by steam are then spritzed with water from my trusty spray bottle. If that doesn’t accomplish my goal then I bring out the big guns…my trusty bottle of Best Press. I buy the stuff by the gallon. There are very few, and I mean few that will not give way to starch.

Now that I have spilled my guts and ranted and raved it’s your turn. Share with the whole world your “pressing,” pun intended, 🙂 habits.