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Old 10-30-2017, 06:52 AM   #1
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Short version: Can I iron my bamboo and birdseye cotton flats?????

Long version: I started buying my flats in 2013 and most of that time they have been folded and in storage. When I'm stressed with the journey to motherhood I take them out, wash them, refold them, and put them back in storage. They are INSANELY wrinkly now and getting harder to fold well. Can I iron them flat again? It's going to be at least another two years before my daughter is finally able to use them so is it even worth ironing them when I'm going to be storing them for at least another two years?

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Old 10-30-2017, 06:58 AM   #2
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It won't hurt them to iron them.
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Old 10-30-2017, 08:44 AM   #3
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I don't know that it would hurt them but I don't see why you would? I hate ironing, so there's that, but if you want to do it to release stress why don't you iron something that is going to be used soon?
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I ironed min but if you dry them in the dryer they shake out pretty well. Or if you line dry them shaking them out and smoothing the edges a bit before hanging them makes them pretty flat as well.
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Re: Ironing Flats?

I think "back in the day" they used ironing to help sanitize if you don't have hot water / bleach, it won't hurt but personally I think its crazy especially for storage. I found line drying made them less wrinkly (as mentioned), may be an easier way to get them flatter.
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If it makes you happy, iron away!
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Old 02-02-2018, 10:40 AM   #7
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Ironing is totally safe on any flat-cotton, hemp, or bamboo-it can't hurt.
The good news is that they are wrinkly! That means they are still absorbing moisture well probably-we live in new england and the normal air humidity can cause that unless in sealed storage. I'm not into ironing so I'd wait til you pull them back out but you could also try an airtight storage option if it bothers you (or you could get wrinkles out in dryer with wet towel.
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Pixie, my Dad used insist my mother ironed everything! And I mean everything including undies. It was to soften the material from the line. Kept sores from the stiff fabric from developing. Not quite an issue now with softer water in many areas and of course the dryers.
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Pixie, my Dad used insist my mother ironed everything! And I mean everything including undies. It was to soften the material from the line. Kept sores from the stiff fabric from developing. Not quite an issue now with softer water in many areas and of course the dryers.
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