Post # 1
I ordered table cloths online, I got a great price, they arrived quickly and they looked great. There were wrinkles in them, but I thought oh I’ll just iron them out, not a big deal. WRONG, the wrinkles won’t iron out of the tablecloth, it looks smooth on the ironing board and then you move it and realize all the wrinkles are still there, tried washing it, still full of wrinkles. Now, I may have to pay to have them pressed at the dry cleaners which was not in my budget, and pretty much counterbalances the great deal I got on them, ugh. Who would’ve thought polyester tablecloths would be such a pain. So now I get to spend my next few days calling dry cleaners to see who can do it the cheapest, or spend the next 2.5 weeks ironing table cloths all day, instead of finishing wedding plans like picking up flowers, finishing the bubble decorations, and a couple others small wedding projects. So sick of these wedding problems, I feel like some new problem arrises every day, and it’s always my fault that I didn’t plan it better, and then i’m the one that gets stuck solving it, because Fiance is “too busy” and therefore can’t help with any wedding related anything and he hasn’t doen any other than picking up his clothing.
Post # 3
Have you tried steaming or using a pressing cloth? You could also try to wash them and take them out before the spin cycle and hang them to dry. The weight of the water may help release some of the wrinkles.
Post # 4
Yeah, we used the steam setting on my iron, spraying it with water before ironing, . Then when that didn’t work we washed it and took it out and ironed it while it was still damp and it still didn’t work. I just hung them up now while their still damp so maybe that will take a few wrinkles out, but there’ll still be plenty i’m sure. I didn’t think wrinkled tablecloths would be this difficult! Definately open to suggestions though if anyone has any ideas, I haven’t tried yet.
Post # 5
Fabric steamer aren’t that expensive, a portable one starts at about $25, with the larger ones starting at $40-80. I have one for my dress clothes and I love it. It’s way easier then ironing and works really well. Buying one may be cheaper then taking them to a dry cleaner, and it would be something you could use in the future. Or you could try the shower method that is used for veils, petticoats etc. Hang the tablecloth neatly in the bathroom, take a shower or two and let it dry while hanging. The steam should be enough to release a lot of the wrinkles. The other thing you could try is soaking a tablcloth in hot water and then putting in the dryer. You would need to remove and hang it up as soon as the dryer cycle is done, and would probably need to do one or two at a time.
Post # 6
Try spraying them with a mix of 1 cup of water and 1 tsp of fabric softener.
Tug the edges or hold them by one end and give a good shake, then hang to dry.