Post # 1
How did you get out the wrinkles and fold marks?
I am thinking of buying a steamer ball to put in the dryer to get the wrinkles out (or put a wet washcloth in the steamer with the linens), but I’m not sure how this will work. I have boxes and boxes of linens.
I have 200 chair covers, 200 satin sashes, 20 satin overlays, and 20 polyester tablecloths … too much to individually steam.
Post # 3
So far I have the chair covers laying out on the floor in neat piles. That seems to be helping with the big wrinkles. Mine our polyester. I have not done the dryer test on them yet.
I bought one tablecloth just so i could have a mock table/centerpiece…the big wrinkles came out of that laying on the floor also.
The satin overlays- i have them layed out on the floor also but the wrinkles are not coming out very well that way. I did read you can rewash the satin overlays and that helps getting the wrinkles completly out. I think i’m gonna have to steam them. I read it is ok.
Let me know if you come up with any ideas. Because i’m in the exact same boat you are.
I pretty much have one of the entire spare bedrooms full of linens! Thank goodness its empty of furniture.
Post # 4
@nkbridemarch: Wow, what a great idea. Duh! I didn’t even think of that! 🙂 I don’t have much space, so we’ll see if I’m able to do that…it might be possible…steaming them in the dryer and then laying them flat to dry at my parents’ house for a few months 🙂
Will definitely let you know if I hear of any better ideas or if the dryer ball or wet washcloth works.
Post # 5
I steamed mine in the dryer also with just a wet dark rag and then any other wrinkles I took out with my steamer. I didn’t think about laying them flat, but I will now.
Post # 6
So happy I am not the only one thinking about bringing a portable steamer to take out the wrinkles in the linens. BIGGEST pet peeve of mine to see a beautiful wedding but with wrinkly tableclothes everywhere.
Post # 7
Ooh! I just found this thread in the “related posts” — it is very helpful!
Post # 7
I set up a large ironing station using a couple saw horses and a slab style door – makes a huge work surface. Use a canvas rug, or beach towels for the padding.
Did the satin sashes several months before. After ironing, I cut down a foam pool noodle, snipped open the bottom of a wire hanger and slid the noodle section on; used this to hang the sashes. Took about four hours to do 130 sashes on the ironing board – would have cut that in half had I been using the ironing station w/the door.
For the burlap overlays (72″ x 72″) used the steam iron over the ironing station. Did 15 of these in about an 45 minutes.