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Thread: Antique blocks nasty old smell and Ironing Board

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    What to do about the smell that is left on your ironing board from pressing smelly antique blocks? I get paranoid that the leftover smell in the ironing board will be ironed into the next project. So I wash the ironing board cover with bleach, and clean the sole plate of the iron. Is this smart? Thanks!

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    I wash my ironing board cover often. (I use a lot of spray starch). I leave my antique blocks out for weeks, even months before I work with them. After they are quilted I wash them. It amazing how bright the fabrics are after all those years of storage. Love to see a photo of your blocks:)

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    I have once got a mildewy odor in my ironing board cover that would not wash out. Had to buy a new cover.
    You could try covering the board with a folded sheet from your rag bag to press on -- it would be easier to wash.

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    Febreeze!

    Jan in VA

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    Try Freebreeze ..It works wonders for smells

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