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kittygirl
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9:21 pm Nov 20, 2007

Hi

I just bought my fabric for my new scarlet quince pattern. It came off the bolt and it has heavy creases in it. I soaked them and steam ironed them out. But now that the fabric is drying the creases are starting to reappear, not as bad as they were but still visible.

So my question is has anyone successfully removed them? And if not, is it noticable once the stitching covers it?

Thanks!
Julie T
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3:52 am Nov 21, 2007

The only way I have found to remove creases like that (if the washing, drying, steam ironing didn't work, and most times it does), is to stitch on it anyway. But, the key for me is that I use either needlepoint stretcher bars, or a scroll rack. Both can make the fabric very tight, like drum-head tight. It seems like the continuous pulling eventually loosens the material. (I know that doesn't sound right, but it can happen.)
If you are stitching something that covers the fabric entirely, the threads will mask the crease most times. (Again, if you are stitching on it while it's very tight.) Also if you have it professionally framed they can stretch it flat during that process as well.
Good luck, I know what an annoying problem this is, we've all been there!
sverzino
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11:20 am Nov 21, 2007

[Good luck, I know what an annoying problem this is, we've all been there![/quote]

Agreed...you'd think that packaging companies would've figured it out by now and roll the fabric instead of folding it! Kits are really bad at this. Only the ones that come in the tubes seem to know not to inflict trouble on us stitchers.
fenny
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1:39 pm Nov 21, 2007

Had the same problem with evenweave, but it was my own mistake, had not folded it properly.Don't use scrolls to stretch the fabric but started to stitch and you can't see them anymore.
But annoying as this maybe. Just start to stitch and you'll see that it will be alright.
Good luck and happy Stitching
kittygirl
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2:55 pm Nov 21, 2007

Thanks for the replies. Normally I buy my aida in the rolls ...much better. But this project will be my first poster sized one so I had to buy it off the bolt.

I will be using a q-snap frame on it, so I think there is logic in the suggestion that the tightness of it will "work" the crease out of it.

I bought the Suerat Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (the one in the Gallery). I'm hoping it will be in the mail today so I can get started!
fenny
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5:43 pm Nov 21, 2007

Hey Kittygirl, you picked a grand prize winner, did you see it in the galley Question
Its gorgeous, hope you got your pattern so you can start
Happy Stitching
kittygirl
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6:57 pm Nov 21, 2007

Yes, I saw it in the gallery. For a couple of years now I have had that painting in mind but once I saw it in the gallery,that was it, My mind was made up!
It is stunning!

Unfortunately, it wasn't in the mail today. Sad I still have some other small projects I'm working on to hold me over. Bookmarks and such.
Julie T
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12:29 am Nov 22, 2007

"Q Snap frames" - Thanks for mentioning them Kitty. I have used one that I was given as a gift. I forgot to put that in my post. I don't use it very often, but you are right. It will do the same thing, has good tension.
rifestitch
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11:16 am Nov 26, 2007

Can't wait to see your start on this design - Seurat has always been one of my favorites Smile Do you have a place online to post progress pics? If not, please consider starting one - I can recommend several, if needed.

As to the creases in the cloth, just to echo everyone else, once you start stitching, so long as you use some stretching device (as opposed to in-hand stitching), the creases ought to work themselves out. I know that when I use aida, I usually steam it to death, even spraying it with a squirt bottle while ironing, just to soften it up a little (I usually am too anxious to start to actually wash it first, to get the factory sizing out of it), so I rarely have creases that bad to start. Every project I do in DMC gets washed when done, so whatever creases happen while working it usually get taken care of then Smile
kittygirl
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1:36 pm Nov 26, 2007

Hi rifestitch,

I have a place on webshots.com where I have all of my completed work posted. It is

http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/album/559201242yrnxKp?vhost=home-and-garden

I don't know why the link isn't clickable this time, but if you have alot of time on your hands, you can manually type it in Laughing

When I have some progress on my Seurat I will definately post some pics here. I went out this morning and bought the remaining colors I needed, so I am officially ready to start! I just hope I get the pattern in the mail today Smile
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