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Old 05-09-2017, 08:11 AM
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Grr. My iron just spit brown spots all over my patchwork. It waited till I had 10 blocks sewn together to spew all over.
Anyone have any idea how to get the spots out?
Of course it mostly hit the solid white area.

Not having a good time in the sewing room as of late.
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Old 05-09-2017, 08:39 AM
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Did you try hand washing in just water yet?
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Old 05-09-2017, 08:47 AM
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so sorry this happened to you. I learned a long time ago that eventually all irons will do this. I don't care if it is a top of the line Rowenta or an economical Black and Decker or Shark, eventually it will leak or spit. I don't use water in my irons any more and haven't for going on 20 years. I keep a spray bottle of water at my ironing station for when I need a bit moisture. I find my irons last much longer and I never have to worry about this happening.

As far as removing the stains, as Judes suggested I would dunk those blocks in plain water to try and get the stains out before they have a chance to dry out and set. If they are rust, Carbona makes a rust remover product. I have seen it at Walmart but I have never tried using it.
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Old 05-09-2017, 08:57 AM
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Originally Posted by feline fanatic View Post
so sorry this happened to you. I learned a long time ago that eventually all irons will do this. I don't care if it is a top of the line Rowenta or an economical Black and Decker or Shark, eventually it will leak or spit. I don't use water in my irons any more and haven't for going on 20 years. I keep a spray bottle of water at my ironing station for when I need a bit moisture. I find my irons last much longer and I never have to worry about this happening.

As far as removing the stains, as Judes suggested I would dunk those blocks in plain water to try and get the stains out before they have a chance to dry out and set. If they are rust, Carbona makes a rust remover product. I have seen it at Walmart but I have never tried using it.
Thank you for the tip. I will start doing this too!
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Newer irons have a "clean" cycle which is basically heating up the iron to its hottest and then holding the iron over a sink while you press the burst of steam button. This is supposed to force out any dirt sediment in the iron. If you don't have a "burst of steam", in the past when I didn't have the burst function and saw any sediment come out of the iron I would heat the iron to it's hottest and iron a scrape to help release that dirt.
I think you can wash what you have with only a few threads to trim. You might want to stay-stitch around the edge first.
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Old 05-09-2017, 09:06 AM
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I put them immediately in cold water. No luck. Then I sprayed Shout on them. No luck. Tried white vinegar and then CLR.
I had just sewed 10 blocks in a row for the first row. And the seams needed pressing open. So after I had done that, I turned the row over and was pressing it nicely from the front. When the deluge happened.
3 blocks got it really bad. I can remove those blocks from the row if the stains don't come out. But I'm not sure I have enough fabric to remake them.
Another reason for NOT buying kits.
I saw a tip online to use lemon juice and salt to make a paste and lay it in the sun. But I have no sun and won't for about 4 days.
Also there was a caution about this bleaching colored fabrics. This is a QOV. So I do have reds and blues to worry about.
That's a great tip about not putting water in the iron. I've learned my lesson the hard way. Pretty bad when you can't use water in a steam iron.
This is the second project mishap in as many days. So it might be time to just walk away for a few days.
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Old 05-09-2017, 09:16 AM
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I've had this happen and just used Dawn dish soap... got the spots out.

Good luck and hope you have some success with it.
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Old 05-09-2017, 09:42 AM
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Dawn does a lot , so try that first or next! then oxyclean if that doesn't work. Good luck.
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My last iron did that - I was very surprised because I do not leave water in it, I would always empty it and left it out to dry. And if I used starch it was suddenly burning the starch. It always washed out by just putting it back into the washing machine with detergent. Hopefully the Dawn will do the trick -- it seems to work when nothing else.
I got a new iron and it does not get any water. (I tried it once because I do like using steam but it just not doing what I wanted, so now I use a dry iron and spray water and/or starch when needed. (I also keep a used dryer sheet on my ironing board to run the iron over every few minutes to avoid any starch build up if I am using starch.)

By any chance does your iron have a teflon coating on the plate? My other one did and I was wondering if that was the problem with scorching.....
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Old 05-09-2017, 10:22 AM
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Try soaking gently with dish soap. I hope your work is not ruined.

I know this will not help you now, but I stopped putting water in my iron. I have a spray bottle with some vinegar and water near the ironing board.
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