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Date: 10/12/13 12:08 PM

I have a new Dritz Cotton Duck Cloth ironing board cover and it's so wrinkled that it causes wrinkles in the clothes I iron. How can I get these wrinkles out?

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Date: 10/12/13 12:44 PM

Put it on your ironing board, mist it, then iron it dry? Or should that be dampen then put it on the board as snug as you can get it, then iron it dry? After misting or dampening, let it sit for a while to absorb the moisture farther into the fabric.

I got one a while back, and any wrinkles it had came out with use. But I don't remember it being badly wrinkled right out of the package either.

If the wrinkles aren't coming out, can you exchange it for another? Or return it and buy some duck yardage and make your own?

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Date: 10/12/13 12:54 PM

Lightly wash and air dry. When it is almost completely dry, fit it to the board.

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Date: 10/12/13 2:36 PM

it says on the care tag not to wash it but that was my first thought also. I will toss it in the washer and see what happens. Thanks so much!

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Date: 10/13/13 0:34 AM

After steam ironing the cover, if it still wrinkles it is probably too big for your ironing board. You can sew elastic in the edges of the cover by making a casing and inserting the elastic, or sewing elastic directly on the edges by stretching as you sew. You would need to measure to know how much elastic you would need. I made my own reversible cover with two fabrics of 100% cotton by drawing 4" around my ironing board, sewing right sides together on the two fabrics, making a casing and inserting elastic. Love it and it fits nice and tight over the ironing board padding.

Cutting Reversible Ironing Board Cover

Cover After Inserting Elastic

Finished Reversible Cover

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Date: 10/13/13 5:28 PM

Do not machine wash.

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Date: 10/13/13 9:15 PM

I use cotton duck for my DGS pants and always pre wash on hot and dry on hot cycle. I am thinking the label says that to avoid customer complaints on shrinkage but it wont ruin the fabric. Cotton duck is like demin- it stretches and when put on a frame still damp it will hold its shape and form a flat surface as it dries. So finishing the drying process on the ironing board should work fine.
If it does shrink too much you could sew a casing like suggested in an earlier post.
If it were me I would take the risk of washing over it's current unusable state.

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Date: 10/14/13 10:42 AM

I wonder if the "do not machine wash" is due to the grid and other markings on the cover, not the duck fabric itself?? Perhaps they are trying to cover themselves from complaints if the markings fade or rub off...

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