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mystic mickey
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Just bought a cheap steamer from K-mart. Now I don't have to iron the silks anymore...just hold them up and steam out the wrinkles...it works on vests, shirts and slacks as well....saves on cleaning and pressing...highly recommended.
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Mystic Mickey,

It sounds like magic! This old road warrior's method used to be wetting the silks and sticking them to the hotel mirror. When they dried and peeled off, they were flat.

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I get them wet and squeeze the extra water out (but don't twist them) and then press them between paper towels. Works nicely.
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Mystic Mickey,

I still like your steamer idea for other things like curtains too. Sometimes they just won't drape the way I need them to. So I am headed to WalMart to play Santa to me. Thanks for the idea.

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That steamer is a great idea! I'll dig mine out right away.

I'll also mention my method of storing silks. I acquired a number of those plastic pants hangers like they use at the outlets (I live near Reading, PA); they occasionly have a box of them available for the taking. Just clip several silks into each and hang 'em up. No wrinkles and ready to go.

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I keep my silks in labeled Ziploc bags by size and color and then keep the bags in Rubber Maid type sweater boxes. After forty-two years of magic, it gets to be a lot of silks.

Harold Rice recommended saving the cores from paper towels and wrapping paper and using them to roll up silks.

However you do it, wrinkled silks don't last as long as flat silks and they certainly cost money. When I started magic in 19XX, 18" silks cost me twelve cents each. Things have changed!

Good Luck!

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