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Date: 2/21/12 9:45 AM

While I was ironing this morning, I realized how much I missed the old sprinkle heads that you attach to a pop bottle. It worked so well for sprinkling clothes and for extra moisture when ironing. Yes, I have the steam burst on my iron, but really liked the old method. Has anyone seen these lately? I would love to get one.

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Date: 2/21/12 9:54 AM

bluefly
I'm not familiar with the pop bottle top you mentioined but would like to suggest that an empty clean spray bottle ( from spray cleaner or you can buy them new as well ) works well for added moisture while ironing
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Date: 2/21/12 10:14 AM

Here is one place that carries modern versions. NAYY and I have never used them.

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Date: 2/21/12 10:23 AM

Interesting! I for one am just sick and tired of investing in irons that leak after a couple of years. So I've taken to using a spray bottle. But I would prefer a finer mist, and am yet to find a spray bottle that really gives a good mist - so it's more even!

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Date: 2/21/12 10:51 AM

Oh I want one! Yes that looks like it! I had bought a cheapo one on Ebay that did work well at all but this one has the cork end on it. ........... I remember Mom sprinkling on one day & ironing the following day.

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Date: 2/21/12 11:59 AM

My mom still uses her decades old cork in the pop bottle thing. It is good for dampening fabric for ironing later, the droplets are too big to be useful during pressing.

Some sewers use the Misto for water misting during pressing. The link has a nice demo video. I have seen these at TJMaxx for $7.99 and have been tempted.

This site talks about all the different liquids that can be put in the Misto.

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Date: 2/21/12 12:13 PM

I remember the sprinkle cap on the Coke bottle, I ironed my dad's handkerchiefs that way.
At work we press yards of silk on a mangle and use a garden sprayer filled with water, lol
The Misto looks like a good idea!

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Date: 2/21/12 12:26 PM

Thanks all, I will use the spray bottle and pick up the sprinkler head when I come across one.

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Date: 2/21/12 4:33 PM

HOME MADE LAUNDRY SPRINKLER BOTTLE

I made a sprinkler bottle like this.

Take clean plastic peanut butter jar. Burn holes in the top with a red hot pin: Could be a T-pin or use a push pin.

I have 2 sprinker jars: one for water and one for home made starch. The jar is big enough to get my hand in to scrub the inside every now and then.

If I could find the sprinkler head locally, I'd buy it for $2 but I just don't want to pay for Shipping and Handling! and spray mist is too fine: I keep having to pump and pump. With the homemade bottle, dampening goes faster!

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Date: 2/21/12 4:46 PM

I use the mist spray bottle I use when golfing. I just Googled mist spray bottle and it looks like Amazon has a bunch to pick from. When you are golfing in really hot weather that mister sure came in handy. Now it is in my sewing room and it does not over-wet the fabric.

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