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Thread: Ruined iron w/fusible webbing

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    Ruined iron w/fusible webbing

    I'm in the middle of fusing webbing unto t-shirts. This is a quilt for my DIL and her association with MOPS. Guess I wasn't paying too much attention and what I ironed was not the fusible type. My iron now has stuff all over it. What do you use when trying to clean gunk of the surface? Will try anything.

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    Put salt on a paper bag and "iron". Another is: Iron motion on a fabric softener sheet (not sure if used or unused makes a difference).

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    I've tried this method with success, let iron cool completely and use alcohol to clean it. It should come right off. Once it is all off will heat the iron and use a piece of wax paper to make my iron glide on the material.

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    I have an iron cleaning kit that is made for Rowenta irons (I assume you could use it for other brands) and it sold at JoAnn's Fabric. Good Luck !!
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    I get a product called "Faultless Hot Iron Cleaner" I found it at Walmart by the laundry soaps and cleaners.

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    I've used this product available at Joanns.

    http://www.joann.com/10-pkg-iron-cle...oths/prd23963/

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    Hot iron over waxed paper several time.
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    I use a SOS pad to clean my iron.
    Got fabric?

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    Let it cool completely and then go at it with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. I have used the Rowenta iron cleaner also but usually use the magic eraser. And purchase an appliqué pressing sheet! I got mine at Joann's with a coupon. I use it whenever I am using any type of fusible. No more fusible on my iron since I got it. Now, fusible on my ironing board cover because I had the wrong side of the fusible touching it is another story!!!!
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    After you get the gunk off your iron, get out your parchment paper. Put a length on top of your ironing board, use another length of parchment between your work product and your iron, and this won't ever happen again.

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    I second the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyPeezy View Post
    I second the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.
    I third it! I tried salt and paper bag, fabric softener sheets, everything else... but it was the Magic Eraser that worked, with minimal effort on my part.

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    I would cover whatever I wanted to fuse with a man's handkerchief or a thin piece of muslin. This gunk stuff is the main reason I don't use starch.
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    I was desperate in my RV with a sticky iron, DH used a fine steel wool on a cool iron and it came clean
    Then I bought a teflon shoe so never again !!!!

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    I'm on the Magic Eraser bandwagon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePassion View Post
    I get a product called "Faultless Hot Iron Cleaner" I found it at Walmart by the laundry soaps and cleaners.
    This is what I use, usually in any grocery store and works great.
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    I've also used a used dryer sheet and rubbed iron when it is cool enough to touch.

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    it depends on what surface your iron has. Mine is an ancient one with a metal plate that I just use a abrasive merl scrubber on. You would not want to do that with a modern iron with a pedal surface. I think I would go with the Magic Eraser if it was a newer iron.

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    I had a co-worker working on a t-shirt quilt and the same thing happened while she was using my iron. I save old dryer sheets for multiple uses and this was one of the uses, I ironed firmly about 12 dryer sheets and then used a Mr Clean Magic eraser. All the crap came off Dryer sheets are amazing things check this out http://www.savingadvice.com/articles...er-sheets.html
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    Goo Gone sold at Walmart! Works Great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by yngldy View Post
    Another is: Iron motion on a fabric softener sheet (not sure if used or unused makes a difference).
    This is what I do. And I use the "used" ones.

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