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Thread: TOTALLY BUMMED!!!

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    Senior Member momto4's Avatar
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    I was going to try and make that really awesome quilt wallhanging for my best friend who is also a teacher....the one in the pic section where it has the mans wifes name on it (and daughters) for her classroom...and my iron stopped working!! Have to wait to tomorrow to cut the pieces I guess.. Blah time for early bedtime I suppose! :( :(

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    Don't you just hate to be interrupted by equipment failure? Just be glad it was an iron. They are cheap.

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    A lot of ladies on here have "back up" irons, they buy them at the thrift shop. I only have one, mine died last spring when I had to get a quilt done quickly. Fortunately for me Target is only 7 min away and I found one on sale!
    Hope you can get another iron and get some work done tomorrow

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    Yes our target is only about 4 miles away so luckily I will zip over in the morning and cross my fingers to find one on sale! I am taking my sons camping after school tomorrow so I was HOPING to get some quilting done tonight... guess it will have to wait til sunday :( Bah! Yes I hate to get interupted for sure lol hard enough to get motivated sometimes then when you do this stuff happens LOL

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    Yes it is a bummer , when you are so excited an ready to tackle a project and then get stopped dead in your tracks :twisted: I had that happen last week when I coulnd't find an empty bobbin. So i ran to Walmart and bought two packs :wink:

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    I found a pretty decent iron at WalMart for $7. I take it to classes and sewdays. It stays in the trunk of my car. It's been going strong for over a year, but it's only used a few times a month. A friend of mine buys the cheapest iron at WalMart, uses it until it dies a horrible death then buys another one. She said by the time the iron dies, it's covered in goo and gunk any way from fusible, starch, and glue.

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    The Walmart near me has a cheap steam iron on sale for $6. For crafting and pressing, I figure it would work well enough. Especially if it's a backup.

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    Thanks so much and thats a great idea...maybe ill just get two so im prepared for the death lol. I never thought of it being all gunky and what not altho...that IS how mine was as well. Makes perfectly lovely sense. Thank you very much ladies. Ill definitely check out walmart! :D

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