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Old 08-18-2016, 05:36 AM
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Only reason I don't have my old Sunbeam dry iron is because it literally blew up on me. Scared the crap out of me and then I cried/laughed and cried again.
Originally Posted by GailG View Post
Hey,tessagin, that is so smart. Now if I could just find a way to get rid of the steam hole imprints when I iron on fusible interfacing. I wish I had kept that old Sunbeam dry iron.
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Old 08-18-2016, 08:17 AM
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Originally Posted by tessagin View Post
A few times I've just turned my iron around and ironed backwards.
how clever is that, tessagin!
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Old 08-18-2016, 08:18 AM
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I really don't know. The fabric came home with DH when he picked up the clothes. I just asked him and he said he doesn't remember, he slept since then.

oh my gosh, I don't know where you live, but my dh has always said that!
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Old 08-18-2016, 08:21 AM
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My Grandmother had a mangle that she ironed her crocheted pieces and large linens on. She had a crocheted bedspread she put over a dark blue satin spread and many crocheted doilies that I now have. I put mangle in my browser and mangles are for sale ... even on Amazon ...not sure if it will work but here's what I got.


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Old 08-18-2016, 09:29 AM
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I had an aunt who had one of those rolling-pin types of irons. When I got into quilting, I actually did a search for one of them. Found them, but they were several hundred dollars. At the time, I couldn't even afford a quilting machine with a large throat. Would still love to have one. Still can't afford it (retired now).
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Old 08-18-2016, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by janjanq View Post
Daphne - my mom also had one of those big ironing machines back in the 60's and I've often thought how great that would be for ironing fabrics. Haven't seen one for over 50 years.
They were called mangles. MY mother had one as did many of the neighbors whom I worked for as a young girl. I loved them and got quite proficient at using one. I've always hated to iron!
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Old 08-18-2016, 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by quiltingcandy View Post
I have often thought I would like to have had my mom's large pressing machine that she used to iron the linen table clothes and napkins. It was great and it had a roller so all you had to do was put the item in, hold it to feed it in straight. She donated to a church when she decided it was not worth the effort any more. (She kept it in the basement and hated to use it down there.) Also, we weren't using the heavy linen anymore, she found the light weight tablecloths to use instead. I don't think I would like a square iron, the point makes it glide easier through the wrinkles.
My aunt had one of those back in the 1940s and I loved it. She would crease the legs on a pair of trousers and then just roll it through and release it when it got to the top of the pants. She got to where she could iron shirts, dresses, etc. on her machine. I think it was made by Bendix. I would love to have one of those today.
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Old 08-18-2016, 08:39 PM
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Old 08-18-2016, 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Yooper32 View Post
My mother also had a "mangle" and it lived in the basement too. She sure loved that thing and she was one of those people who even ironed her "unders", believe it or not.
My Grandmother ironed hers also, as well as the sheets and pillowcases. I do not have that much energy. Sheets go from the dryer to the bed.
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Old 08-18-2016, 10:20 PM
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We also had a mangle in the late 50's. Used it on almost everything! Ours also lived in the basement!
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