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Thread: Wonder Under on Iron

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    Cool Wonder Under on Iron

    My daughter is learning to sew/quilt and wanted to do some applique using wonder under. She did fine here at the house with me, but had to take some stuff home to finish. And you probably know how it goes with the wonder under. Yep, it is on the bottom of the iron.

    I have not seen the iron yet but was wondering how ya'll deal with this problem. I figured some information before tackling this would be very helpful.

    Thanks a bunch.

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    Try ironing a dryer sheet with the warm iron...should get the goo off.
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    I always use my Applique pressing sheet to prevent the build-up. Worth the $$. I hate cleaning the iron. Try the Mr Clean Magic Eraser. I end up using that tube of iron cleaner esp if it really baked on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francie yuhas View Post
    Try ironing a dryer sheet with the warm iron...should get the goo off.
    I did the same thing with the iron and using this suggested method worked great! Now when I am working with fusible a I always have a dryer sheet handy just in case!

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    Hmmm, dryer sheets to de-goo an iron...who knew? I need to try that. Thanks.

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    Is that a new dryer sheet or a used one?
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    Dryer sheet works for me, keep one handy at ironing board.

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    My mother use to wrap an old t-shirt around a bar of paraffin several times and iron over it to clean her iron.
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    A fine layer of salt on tin foil, then ironed on hi usually works well too. Good luck

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    All interesting ideas. I used the tube of iron cleaner and it worked.

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    A used dryer sheet I believe.

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    The tube of iron cleaner is the best thing that ever happened to a person who uses an iron a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aurora View Post
    My mother use to wrap an old t-shirt around a bar of paraffin several times and iron over it to clean her iron.
    I remember my mom doing the same thing. Haven't thought about that in years.

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    I wrote all of the suggestions down. Hopefully, my daughter will be over tomorrow and we can clean up her iron. I've learned a lot from ya'll. Thanks everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dd View Post
    Is that a new dryer sheet or a used one?
    I have used a new one and have used the same used one when I did another oops with the iron.

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    I use mr. clean sponges

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    I have used iron cleaner (tube from JoAnn's), but salt spread on a paper bag is supposed to work also.

    Parchment paper protects the iron. When ironing fusible, I always put a sheet of parchment paper on top before ironing. It's inexpensive too! Works just as well as the more expensive applique sheets, and it's so inexpensive it's disposable.

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    I'm still confused about the dryer sheet. Is the iron hot? I would think a hot iron would melt a dryer sheet.
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