Eeeeps!! I usually try to have this posted the night before and schedule the post for early morning and I totally forgot!! Oops!
Please excuse the photos. It was a really dreary day here today with all the rain and such.
This is just a simple tip that I learned long ago and anyone can use it, even if you don't sew! If you have an iron, this will be for you!
Ever do applique with freezer paper or fusible webbing? Ever get some of that sticky mess on your iron and wonder how you're going to get it off with out having to spend $10 for iron cleaner? Or do you just have a dirty iron? Well here ya go!
Gather your supplies: Dirty iron (mine is new so it's not too dirty), a dryer sheet, and a clothes pin. Turn ON your iron, but no steam.
Smoosh up the dryer sheet and clip it with the clothes pin (or something of the like). This is so you don't burn your fingers!
Now scrub your hot iron with it! Get in all those nooks and crannies. If the dryer sheet gets too dirty, let it cool for a minute and just re-smoosh it and clip it again to a clean spot and repeat.
Once it's all clean, run your iron over your ironing board or even a towel to wipe off the dryer sheet stuff on your iron. As you were cleaning you should have noticed a liquidy substance on your iron from the dryer sheet. This is what you want to wipe off on the towel. It glides nice now, huh? :D
See!? It gets the gunk off! Mine was not too dirty because I just bought it but I think it works pretty slick!
Give it a go and let me know! Wow, I'm a poet and didn't even know it! Booooo I know! LOL
Remember, if you have a tip you'd like me to share here, shoot me an email! (addy is in my profile)