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Old 06-04-2013, 04:49 AM
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I was steam pressing a block this morning, trying to stretch it a scant 1/8" to, "make it fit." I started thinking of the many ways to use an iron in quilting. What are some of your hot tricks with the old iron?

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Old 06-04-2013, 06:09 AM
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hmmm... melting crayons to color fabric for a quilt? Had a class at a guild meeting, and it's really fun... http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Quilt...s=crayon+quilt
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:12 AM
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I was steam pressing a block this morning, trying to stretch it a scant 1/8" to, "make it fit." I started thinking of the many ways to use an iron in quilting. What are some of your hot tricks with the old iron?

~ Cindy
Besides using to to press seams, the only other use I know of is being a door stop.
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:31 AM
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While living in the college dorm,used an iron to make toasted cheese sandwhiches( with tin foil and no steam! )
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:36 AM
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I was thinking like francie yuhas when i saw the title. Cooking appliances weren't allowed in the dorms when I was there. We "fried" hamburgers on our iron, wrapping the hamburger in aluminum foil, putting the iron down on it one side at a time.
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:44 AM
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they make good weapons..........
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Old 06-04-2013, 08:09 AM
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I have an old, old GE that weighs a ton and use it to keep magazines and books flat while scanning!
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I love old irons I decorate my vintage machines with them beside.
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I've heard of cooking with them many times, but I just have never had the opportunity, lol. Mine only gets to press material....
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My old cast iron ones are door stops.
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