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Thread: Have you tried this tip for ironing fabrics?

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    Have you tried this tip for ironing fabrics?

    I had a MEGA stash of fat quarters that I wanted to iron
    (I am talking about 400+ fq's). However my "normal" size
    spray bottle that I used to fill the water tank in my iron just
    kept running out of water.

    Now the tank on my iron holds 12 ounces of water, I could
    only get 2 fills on a bottle. It felt like I was ALWAYS at the
    faucet filling the bottle again.

    A couple weeks ago I was the store and happen to spot one
    of those larger (1/2 gallon maybe?) water bottles and thought
    that would be perfect for my ironing "binges". It's an idea that
    I am GLAD to be using now.

    The spray bottle on the right is a 24oz size and the one on the
    left is the NEW water bottle that I am happy to be using.


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    Louise - Expecting Ya-ya to be in April 2015. I collect mugs from the U.S. and around the world . Also collect homemade pincushions, sewing/quilting themed fabrics, and fabric in general.

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    LOL @ me. I not only never thought of using a bigger bottle; I've never thought of using a bottle at all! I drag the iron to to faucet. Wow! I'm not too bright.

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    very creative!
    if i have a LOT of ironing to do, I dampen the fabric[s] and roll them up. place in a plastic bag. refrigerate overnight. now, no steaming or spraying needed
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilty-Louise View Post
    I had a MEGA stash of fat quarters that I wanted to iron
    (I am talking about 400+ fq's). However my "normal" size
    spray bottle that I used to fill the water tank in my iron just
    kept running out of water.

    Now the tank on my iron holds 12 ounces of water, I could
    only get 2 fills on a bottle. It felt like I was ALWAYS at the
    faucet filling the bottle again.

    A couple weeks ago I was the store and happen to spot one
    of those larger (1/2 gallon maybe?) water bottles and thought
    that would be perfect for my ironing "binges". It's an idea that
    I am GLAD to be using now.

    The spray bottle on the right is a 24oz size and the one on the
    left is the NEW water bottle that I am happy to be using.


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    I have to admit that I use a 2 liter bottle that used to have soda pop in it. I fill it up with filtered water (which is in the kitchen) and then refill the iron from that.

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    I've recycled gallon milk jugs--you're right, running back and forth to the sink gets old fast
    Bernie

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    I use a lot of steam when pressing yardage. I keep a gallon of demineralized water next to my ironing board with a funnel but it looks tacky. This bottle is nicer looking.
    Got fabric?

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    I keep a gallon one in my hobby room.
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    I tried this method, but hubs got rather grumpy with me
    for taking up so much room in the fridge with my "bags"
    of fabric.

    Back when I use to wash and iron ALL my fabric soon as
    I brought it home (I don't anymore because there was
    just to much). I would take up 1 to 2 shelves in the fridge.
    Hence the reason I stopped.




    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    very creative!
    if i have a LOT of ironing to do, I dampen the fabric[s] and roll them up. place in a plastic bag. refrigerate overnight. now, no steaming or spraying needed
    Louise - Expecting Ya-ya to be in April 2015. I collect mugs from the U.S. and around the world . Also collect homemade pincushions, sewing/quilting themed fabrics, and fabric in general.

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    I don't understand why you need to use a *spray* bottle to fill your iron. I use a funnel (that came with the iron) and 1/2 gallon jug of distilled water from WalMart. I do have a spray bottle handy to dampen the fabric if it needs it, but that's full of tap water.

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    Well it was the largest and only bottle I had on hand at the time
    prior to getting the bigger bottle.

    My iron mfg. recommended NOT using distilled, or filtered water
    because it had built ion "anti calcium additives". I have NEVER
    had any problems with the iron in the 7+ years I have had it.


    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    I don't understand why you need to use a *spray* bottle to fill your iron. I use a funnel (that came with the iron) and 1/2 gallon jug of distilled water from WalMart. I do have a spray bottle handy to dampen the fabric if it needs it, but that's full of tap water.
    Louise - Expecting Ya-ya to be in April 2015. I collect mugs from the U.S. and around the world . Also collect homemade pincushions, sewing/quilting themed fabrics, and fabric in general.

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