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Thread: I may shoot myself

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    I'm working on an applique quilt. I was fusing the pieces to the background and turned my iron up too high---wasn't paying attention--and put a perfect reproduction of my iron in a nice brown shade on my white background. I turned the iron off and left the room so as not to throw it at the wall.

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    oh no, that is terrible

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    How terrible.

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    Don't feel like the Lone Ranger, Thank-God it was only one block! I hope you had extra material. Hate when stuff like that happens but we've all been there.

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    oops

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    Oh how awful! I have done that -- but with some satin (I had the iron on cotton) and it melted all over the iron.

    I do hope you have extra fabric.

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    I have scorched white shirts before and ammonia took it out. May try that. Or peroxide. Sorry this has happened.

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    Stitch around the burned area and call it another applique design.

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    Been there, but I threatened to throw mine in the river.

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    Maybe you can applique around the iron pattern and incorporate it into your quilt. Sorry the devil :twisted: made me say that. Only joking, but please don't shoot yourself over that little mishap.patti

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    Oh no! I didn't think irons did that anymore. Bummer :(

    BUT- don't shoot! LOL

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    I put a thin dish towel over the applique when fusing. It helps keep any sticky off the iron as well as avoiding scorching the applique block.

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    What a bummer to have that happen.
    Love the tip from donnajean
    Quote Originally Posted by donnajean
    I put a thin dish towel over the applique when fusing. It helps keep any sticky off the iron as well as avoiding scorching the applique block.

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    Don't you hate when that happens? If you can, remake that block. If not, can you change the applique to cover it? Let us know what you end up doing. You never know when your solution will save us sometime!

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    It had to be on an applique block, they are so much work.
    Sorry to hear that.

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    How awful for you, :-( :-(

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    Always, Always, ALWAYS use an applique pressing sheet!!! Saves the iron and the fabric!

    Walking away was the right thing to do!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewgull
    Stitch around the burned area and call it another applique design.
    Thank you - I got a good chuckle out of this :lol:

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    If you shoot yourself then you'll get blood all over it. That is a b*tch to get out too. lol Can you modify the applique? Rumor has it there's always room for a butterfly and if the spot is really big, make it Mothra.

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    Poor thing!

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    Done that too mine was finished block!!

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    You are talking to the choir.

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    I know this is bad, BUT...
    When I was younger and "scorched" something with the iron, if it was not too bad, my mother would re-wash it and it usually came out okay. But then again she was a heavy starch woman! I don't think I ever actually burnt through a shirt or whatever.
    So, is there anyway that you can see if it is salvagable? Can you carefully wash the affected area and see if it will wash out?
    Just wondering.

    Good Luck & Happy Quilting
    Susan

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    Who hasn't done that at some time, raise your hand. It brought back a memory of my first trip to NYC with my parents. Mom brought one "fancy" dress to wear for dinner, satin. She put the iron down on it to iron, lifted the iron and a part of the dress came with it, iron shaped hole left right in the front.

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    So sorry this happened to your quilt. Is it a whole cloth or blocks? If it is blocks, you may have to do another one. If it was a whole cloth, it is an opportunity to add a new design element. I know, not what you had planned but sometimes working around a problem makes to quilt even better. Good Luck!

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