Monday, December 26, 2011

t-shirt press

not long ago, I decided to get a t-shirt press.....  I have been making custom shirts and using a domestic iron just was hit-and-miss if they stayed ironed on.  I found a used press for a very reasonable price and it is awesome!  The t-shirt transfers are more 'melted' into the shirts and they definitely look professional now!

I found another use for the t-shirt press though - pressing quilt blocks!  It makes them SO flat and nice!  Here is a pic to show - on the left are pressed blocks and on the right are ironed blocks.

The press goes all the way up to 400*F (but I have it set at 375*F as that is what I do my shirts at).  Here is a block that is ironed and ready to be pressed:

and here it is right after being pressed for 10 seconds:

amazing difference huh?!!!  My press has a 9x12 surface, so I will be limited in the size of blocks I can press, but I think this will be nice when time comes to baste and quilt :)


  1. Wow, that is an amazing difference, and I bet way easier than normal ironing! How cool!

  2. Wow, that is so cool! I'd love to have one of those.

  3. Wow, that is a big difference in your systems. And a great multi-tasking tool to boot!