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What's the best way to get rid of all the creases in large cream, cotton curtains which have been screwed up in a bag for 2 years ?

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642 Fri 15-Jul-11 20:22:10

I've hung them up outside for days and they are no longer musty but but are still creased. They're too big to iron. Do dry cleaners do a "pressing" service ?
Would would you do ?

Thank you

headfairy Fri 15-Jul-11 20:24:17

what material are they? They might need some moisture to help the creases drop out. A steamy bathroom might help. Alternatively I'd be taking them to the dry cleaners.

K999 Fri 15-Jul-11 20:24:26

Hang them up. The creases will fall out eventually....grin

headfairy Fri 15-Jul-11 20:25:18

ok dur... I didnt' read the title properly grin

Sorry. I'd still be taking them to the dry cleaners <lazy emoticon>

CMOTdibbler Fri 15-Jul-11 20:26:13

Hang them up and mist them with a plant sprayer

LemonDifficult Fri 15-Jul-11 20:27:22

If they're clean then you can hang them and steam them with your iron (don't touch the curtain just fire steam out from the bottom of the iron). Easier to get them dry cleaned though.

642 Fri 15-Jul-11 20:29:03

Thanks, I think the dry cleaners would cost a fortune. I was wonering about spraying them and then pulling them taught. Was a bit worried that the warter might mark them confused

642 Fri 15-Jul-11 20:30:18

Don't have a steam iron. Maybe steam from the kettle ?

642 Fri 15-Jul-11 20:30:59

Can't believe how I spelt water blush

PhyllisDiller Sat 16-Jul-11 14:58:48

Do you mean that they are too big to iron because they are too big for the ironing board?

I have been known to clear a space, throw down a duvet cover or sheet (pull it tight to take out the big creases) and use that as an ironing space. I then steam iron the curtains on the reverse side. I used to work in a curtain designer place years ago with huge great cloth covered work benches so you could iron great lengths at a time.

If you don't have a steam iron then use one of those mist spray things...or, buying a stream iron would be cheaper than the dry cleaners.

screamingskull Sat 16-Jul-11 15:04:34

if you take them to a dry cleaners, they will most likely price them by weight. If it is a press only i think they half the cost of the full cleaning price. Call the cleaners and ask them for a guide price then weigh them on scales, should give you a rough idea.

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