The thin, white pressing cloth in coarsely woven cotton protects delicate and printed fabrics from developing an undesired glossy surface because of too high a heat setting on the iron. Since the cloth is transparent when wet, it is ideal for accurate ironing and steam-ironing. During steam-ironing the cotton absorbs the moisture and releases it again underneath. The cloth is 45 x 50 cm in size. This allows even relatively large surfaces to be gently smoothed.