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Thread: Yea! It worked!!

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    Yea! It worked!!

    A friend of mine asked me to make a window covering to replace the one that was eaten up by sun. No problem it was 2 pieces of fabric one outside with a liner, so easy. I had the original to use as a pattern, so no problem. Bought some fabric, took it home washed it, got it ready to do this morning and started ironing the white lining fabric and the iron was leaving those horrible scorched brown marks. Really? I don't have time for this I need to go somewhere, but there is was. So threw it with another towel into the washed. Was waiting for my iron to cool to clean it when I remembered people writing they use old dryer sheets to clean their hot iron. Those pesky hiding in clothes dryer sheets, so I had some waiting to try it and it worked!!! I sprayed water on it, then ironed over the little devil several times, then tested it on another piece of white fabric I had for testing and no nasty scorch marks!! That was so cool, so now I am going to put an old pop-up tissue box in my sewing room and stuff those in it.

    I have no idea who initially wrote about them - but thank you to all of you that have put such a useful idea out there. I have been using the magic erasers and they work great on a cold iron, but now I can clean my iron between each piece.

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    Yes, so many useful suggestions seem to be always found here.
    A Good Friend, like an old quilt, is both a Treasure and a Comfort

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    Yes I. Collect them in a box, always ready when needed.
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    After reading your post, I may have to go back to using sheets instead of liquid!
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    This is a wonderful hint - thanks for posting it and also thanks to the original poster!

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    Thanks for sharing your story because I had not heard about the dryer sheet trick and my iron needs cleaning.
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    Wish I had known this this past weekend. My iron was a mess after using starch. Iron Off didn't cut it so I used a baking soda paste with a micro fiber towel on a cold iron and it worked great. Then used Max Steam on HOT to get the residue out of the holes. Next time will use the dryer sheets LOL

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    The suggestions that this group has are great. Every day I look forward to the digest; first thing I do in the morning
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    This board is great. Everyone us so helpful and I've leaned so so much here! And now I've learned something else!

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    Yep, Everyone needs to be fed every day. That is why I stop here for my nourishment first thing in the morning. Great blessings to all of you.

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    I agree! This group is amazing! You just never know what will come up next. I read it as much as I can. Whenever I have extra time I am on here. Just love it

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    I used an unused dryer sheet to clean a mini iron the other day and it left a spot (oil/grease?) on my ironing surface. Now, when my mini iron gets gunked up I just rub it over those spots, then on a clean spot and no more gunk.

    I don't use dryer sheets or liquid softner now - just vinegar so I don't have to worry about spots on my clothes from the sheets.
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