How can I get the folds out of a 5' X 7' flag?

I ordered a ‘Gadsden Flag’ off of Ebay (the flag with the snake and the motto ‘Don’t Tread On Me,’) and it came today folded into eighths heightwise. Therefore its overall appearance looks like a series of sharply creased squares, rather than being flat and smooth.

Image of the situation

I can’t iron the flag because it’s polyester. How do I get these creases out? I’m planning to hang this flag on the wall.

I iron polyester all the time.
I turn it inside out and use a press cloth on low to medium steam. :eek: :smiley:

Source: http://www.fibersource.com/f-tutor/polyester.htm

Source: http://www.interiormall.com/fabric_care.html

I would be careful ironing not because of the fabric the flag is made if, but because of the printed image. I would try to keep the iron off of that area, and maybe just try to lightly steam it. At least use a pressing cloth of some type (like, a small towel between your iron and your flag.

  1. Comforters and quilts can be gently vacuumed to remove dust and allergens. Do not touch the vacuum directly to them; hold the nozzle attachment about ¼ inch above the surface.

  2. If you decide to wash your comforters at home, do not put them in the dryer; the stuffing may shrink or become clumpy and uneven

  3. Do not put quilts stuffed with cotton batting in the washing machine—the stuffing will get bunched up and clumpy.

  4. If it is wool, check the care label—if it is not marked washable, do not put it in your washer. It may be vulnerable to shrinkage or distortion. Take it to a dry cleaner.

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