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phoenix Sun 07-Apr-19 17:58:48

Hello all, hope you are tickety boo,

Just bought a wipe clean table cloth (when I mentioned getting a cloth for the kitchen table, Mr P said "you won't want to be washing and ironing table cloths!" He knows me so well wink

Anyway, here it is, lovely colour, right size for the table.

But it is still showing the creases from the packaging. I put it on on Friday, hoping they would disappear, but they are still there.

So, do I gently iron it with a tea towel over the top, or just be patient?

Maggiemaybe Sun 07-Apr-19 18:03:21

I know what I'd do. I'd iron it. Then bitterly regret it.

Jessity Sun 07-Apr-19 18:03:46

No experience Phoenix but it seems a logical idea. Maybe try a cool iron first and then a little warmer if no effect?

aggie Sun 07-Apr-19 18:05:10

mine is covered with "stuff" so I never noticed if it has creases , I would just hope the warmth of the house would relax it

merlotgran Sun 07-Apr-19 18:05:34

Just be patient, phoenix. My new one arrived a few days ago and is also creased. You just leave it on the table and the creases will gradually drop out. It helps if the room is warm.

NotSpaghetti Sun 07-Apr-19 18:05:42

Could maybe try blowing it with a hairdryer?

aggie Sun 07-Apr-19 18:05:50

NO it has plastic in , don't iron !!!!!!!

Alima Sun 07-Apr-19 18:05:56

Haven’t a clue how to get rid of the creases but you have reminded me of the expression on our cat Davy’s face when he leapt onto the table and ended up sliding off the other side covered in the cloth.

merlotgran Sun 07-Apr-19 18:06:08

Don't iron it!!

phoenix Sun 07-Apr-19 18:07:49

Thanks both, I'm tending towards waiting just a little longer, however I'm not known for my patience, or my ironing abilities for that matter!

phoenix Sun 07-Apr-19 18:09:48

Ooops, posted when there were only 2 replies, thanks to others, hope you are not offended!

Chewbacca Sun 07-Apr-19 18:12:45

Cover with a towel and iron (not too high a heat) on the reverse side.

NittWitt Sun 07-Apr-19 18:15:42

Alima gringrin

cornergran Sun 07-Apr-19 18:16:33

I’ve done ours which has a sort of fabric looking backing (no idea what it is ) on the wrong side with a bath towel between a cool-ish iron and the table cloth. Left the cloth on the table to do it - we have a table protector underneath. It worked. No patience here grin

Nico97 Sun 07-Apr-19 18:21:05

Rather than risk putting an iron on it try draping lengthways over your biggest radiator and turn it after twenty minutes.

GillT57 Sun 07-Apr-19 19:08:45

Just put piles of crap on it Phoenix, the creases will soon flatten out. That's what I do.

jacq10 Sun 07-Apr-19 19:14:49

I have also ironed out the creases on the wrong side through a towel exactly like cornergran - no patience either!!

sodapop Sun 07-Apr-19 19:17:35

Love it GillTsmile

Coolgran65 Sun 07-Apr-19 19:22:05

I bought a cheap one in Asda. It was folded in a package and the creases never came out. Didn’t iron it.

Then I bought a better one in Dunelm. It’s bought by the length. Just gently folded over , or rolled. It was and is brilliant.

phoenix Sun 07-Apr-19 21:36:17

Love Dunelm, Coolgran65 , and bought by length is a great idea.

However, my table is circular......... confused

NotSpaghetti Mon 08-Apr-19 20:49:09

I'm still convinced warming it with a hairdryer is the best option - but do love the simple "pile it high with crap" suggestion!