Helen Altman, Weeping Iron, 1992
Another tip was to iron clothes that are dampened a bit...I used a spray bottle. It actually helps the wrinkles come out easier. I love this tip. Special thanks to Charo, Vicki and Jacque for this tip. Jacque, I know you didn't intended your comment as a tip, but I tried it anyway.
Sherry and Cindy S. had the best tip for making ironing a bit more enjoyable. They recommended I put music on or watch television while ironing. It sure made ironing go by faster. Thank you ladies.
I even got a tip on how to iron embroidered linens. This tip was shared by Carol. She said: "Put a large fluffy terrycloth towel on the ironing board and place your item to be ironed face down (embroidered side down) on the towel and then iron well with steam. This makes the embroidery stand up, or puff, on the front side and gives a lovely dimensional effect to the embroidery work. This technique works well with clothing items also." Great tip Carol, thank you so much.
But I guess, if I had to choose a favorite ironing tip I would have to say it was Phyllis' tip. She suggested I use spray sizing. I had used spray starch before but really didn't like it, but this stuff is different. It helps the wrinkles come out easier plus it leaves the clothes feeling like brand new without them feeling stiff. Another benefit is that it makes the clothes smell good. Thanks Phyllis, awesome tip.
This was so much fun. A great big "thank you" to all you sweet ladies for your fun and helpful tips, lovely comments and wonderful stories about ironing. You sure have made ironing a bit easier and more enjoyable for me. Blessings to all.
Hugs and Kisses,