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Good morning everyone!
I was thinking about how much I HATE cotton blouses this morning as I was ironing up a nice white cotton blouse for work today and then since my iron is right beside my sewing area I started thinking about how much I love to fondle my cotton for quilting. I don't mind ironing when I'm piecing but really don't like ironing clothes. Hmmmm... do I need a shrink to work through this or do I have QWU friends that are like-minded?
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Comment by christi on June 24, 2010 at 8:05pm
Is that why I took up quilting, because I miss ironing? NOT! I used to spend two hours every weekend ironing all my miltary uniforms for the week (yes I was anal enough to make sure it was all pressed and creased in the appropriate places even though it was was and wear). I take pride in how I look and alot of pride to wear my uniform! When I had to do all the ironing, I found it to be a stress releaser, now it is just an excitement builder.
Comment by Linda Richards/N. Ontario on June 24, 2010 at 6:34pm
Sherry, I am right there with you as to the ironing. I HATE!!!!! ironing clothes but the problem is I love cotton clothes in the summer as they breathe.
Comment by Gerry on June 24, 2010 at 5:53pm
I love to wear cotton blouses in the summer to work but hate very much ironning them. I look for wash and wear if possible. I agree wtih the thought it's like quilting or mending. My husband needed a couple of pants fixed last month. He asked if he left them in the sewing room would he get them back within a month. When I said I couldn't promise, he took them to my sister for the mending. It's just something I hate to do.
Comment by Barb D in Maine on June 24, 2010 at 3:55pm
Oh, I would be the odd one! I still iron my clothes - including jeans. But I rarely "mend" - I hate that! And hemming pants? I'd rather eat dirt! My sewing machine sews on buttons or that wouldn't get done either! And, Lori, my former boss was the Daddy to 3 little girls and he ironed all of their little dresses with all the ruffles ~ he said it releived his stress!! Smile!!
Comment by AidaCJ/NH on June 24, 2010 at 11:10am
I always wait till I have no more blouses to wear, then I'll iron them all at the same time. Now that I'm home-based, my outfit this summer is knit t-shirts and denim shorts.
Comment by Lori/MD on June 24, 2010 at 10:16am
don't hate me ladies, but my husband loves to iron shirts and blouses. he does all the ironing. Except for my fabric.
Comment by Connecting Threads on June 24, 2010 at 9:58am
I know I know!!!! It's because we HAVE to iron clothes, but we WANT to iron fabric. There is a big difference! Sherry, you're not alone, obviously, so save your shrink money for more fabric to iron. And Janet, I'm with you - why do the guys all think I'd love to hem/repair their jeans - yuk!
Comment by Janet S. - MO on June 24, 2010 at 7:27am
Boy, Sherry - you hit the nail on the head for me.............I detest ironing unless, like you, I'm working on a quilt/project! I'm thinking there are a lot like us out there.
Comment by Carol Vickers/OH on June 24, 2010 at 7:16am
I don't think you need a shrink. It's like the difference between quilting and mending. Both involve sewing but nowhere near the same "fun level". Non-sewers can't understand the difference, but WE understand.
Comment by Stephanie G. Benson-Greer on June 24, 2010 at 7:11am
You know, I feel the same way, but you could get around this dilemma. make a shirt out of squares of your extra pieces of cotton fabric, a wearable quilt. That should make ironing a hit, it would in my book, that is for sure!

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