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vicky | Posted in Fabric and Trim on

Dear all,

 

I was wondering is someone could advise me of the “finish” manufacturers use to make 100% cotton Percale “easy-iron”. I am having some bed linen made and and am a bit reluctant to use a mixture of cotton Percale with, say, polyester. Percale is a very soft material perfect for bedding, but doesn’t iron very well unless you have a professional steam iron!

 

Many thanks for your time.

Kind regards

Vicky

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  1. SewTruTerry | | #1

    According to Claire Shaeffers Fabric Sewing Guide: percale-Closely woven, plain weave fabric with a smooth finish.  Wears and lauders well. May be cotton or cotton/blend. Uses: shirtings, sleepwear, and sheets.

    This definition does not mention a finish but further down on the page is a mention of a chemical finish that is sometimes used to give a no iron finish to the fabric.  If you are concerned about the fabric content then the source of your fabric should be able to give you all the information that you need.

    1. vicky | | #2

      Thank you very much for your help!

       

      Kind regards

       

      Vicky

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