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    I was doing fusible applique and did I use fabric in between my iron and the fusible pieces? Oh heck no, cuz I've never had a problem and what could happen anyway?! Well, it happened. I've got that fusible gunk all over the sole of my iron. How the heck did that happen? But now -- how do I get it off?

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    there are lots of ideas for getting the last few bits off, but for the initial cleaning, warm the iron and run it over a brown paper bag..the rougher the bag the better..the texture of the paper bag helps pull off a lot of the gunk. Just make sure that you move to a clean part of the bag for each swipe of the iron. I've also been successful at using rough toweling rags to wipe across the iron when it's warm...but neither of these takes off all the gunk. Good luck.

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    You are not a lone. Sorry I can't help you but I have done the same thing and worse. I had to buy a new iron. Also, I fused an entire sheet to the top of my ironing board. LOL
    Good luck. Rumbols

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    I just heard you could rub your warm iron over one of those Mr Clean Magic Eraser! I also have rubbed the bottom of my iron with scrunched up tin foil! Maybe some of this will help.

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    las time i did that, i put the iron into the oven and turned up to 500 whcih i don't recoment to you. if i do it agin, an i will, i aim to go at it with a blow tortch

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweatnesNlite
    las time i did that, i put the iron into the oven and turned up to 500 whcih i don't recoment to you. if i do it agin, an i will, i aim to go at it with a blow tortch
    LOL

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    Ok, well the paper bag idea didn't really do much, but while the iron was warm, I grabbed an old washcloth rag and rubbed the sole really hard. Took it all off!! Yay!!! Ok, ok, I've learned my lesson :oops:

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    They sell a product called Iron -OFF at Jo ann's it will clean up the fusible. Ask me how I know :wink:
    I keep a tube close to my ironing board.

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    THANKS for all the help AND laughs!

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    I did the same thing. I also read about a great way to clean it off right here onthe QB. Wipe your hot iron with a used dryer sheet. worked wonders and came right off.

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