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Old 02-09-2007, 04:50 AM
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forgot to mention that my sisters alway hang dry their expensive t-shirts to dry as they feel the dryer destroys the decals. they also wash them inside out and dry that way as well.

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Old 02-09-2007, 04:56 AM
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I hadn't thought about using clothes pins to add weight to the tee-shirts so they won't wrinkle as bad. I will have to try that.

That is also why I hang dry my tee-shirts. They are expensive, 100% cotton, and have decals. I have have to try all the ideas here this weekend.
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Old 02-09-2007, 05:01 AM
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My neighbor gave me a bottle of the wrinkle release spray once. The directions are to hang up the garment, spray both sides, "stretch" with your hands side to side, and smooth the garment top to bottom. Then let the spray dry.

I always airdry my kids' t-shirts that have decals on them, so never a problem with the decals peeling off.
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Old 02-09-2007, 05:20 AM
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Wrinkle release--that's what the product was called that I remember. I have never used it. In the past, I haven't used anything extra. I just wash the clothes and try to immediately hang them to dry and stretch them to help reduce wrinkles. However, it doesn't seem to be enough for me.
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Old 02-09-2007, 05:23 PM
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It doesn't seem to me that the wrinkle-release stuff would work much better than without it. You still have to pull and smooth the material. Unless the shirt was already dry.
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Old 02-09-2007, 05:40 PM
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I often just put them in the dryer on fluff cycle for about 10 minutes then hang thento dry ....seems to work well and not shrink them
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Old 02-09-2007, 05:57 PM
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I think the fabric softner mixed with water or the wrinkler releaser would soften the fabric so that as it dries, it won't wrinkle. I won't get to try it this weekend due to the tremendous load of exams and the first NASCAR race of the season, but the weekend after this I plan on trying it. I will let you know if it does work or not.
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Old 02-09-2007, 09:05 PM
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after the final rinse in my laundry i dont wring the shirts so that when they dry its wrinkle free..i use clothes pin at the bottom of the shirts and just hang them to dry...it also helps that we use fabric conditioner ...clothe smell really nice and makes the shirt really soft...
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Old 02-09-2007, 09:56 PM
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Bunny, I like the clothespins idea and the fabric softner on the inside of the tees, but I can let them be too wet as I have to hand them inside my RV. I wish I had a clothesline though. I appreciate all the ideas!
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Old 02-10-2007, 10:11 AM
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I think if you give them a good snap before going in the dryer, and then snap and stretch them at the side seams when hanging on your drying rack that you will get a good result. I bet the fabric softener idea will also help.
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