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Posted on: 6/30/07 8:46 PM
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I'm sure everyone has figured this out, but I thought I'd post it, just in case there's even one person who hasn't thought of it [just how many years did it take me to think of it??? I'm embarrassed to say]...

When it's really warm in the house, set up a little fan so that it blows on you while you iron. Wow, it makes such a difference. No more drips from your forehead.

I have even picked up the fan and aimed it at newly pressed fusible interfacing, still laying on the ironing board, to "speed cool" it.

Pressing is very important. I know it's been said oodles of times here at PR, but if you don't press your sewing, it's gonna look like amateur hour!

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Denny1600 said... (8/7/07 2:37 PM) Reply
And, if you live in a dry climate, the spray bottle helps, too. On the fabric, then on me!
Sewlikecrazy99 said... (7/3/07 0:30 AM) Reply
I just used this tip and it works!!!!! Thank you SVT!
Rhonda in Montreal said... (7/2/07 8:55 PM) Reply
I just finished ironing & saying that I was HOT... cos at 5' I'm close to the iron, eh!! DH suggested: a fan. NEXT time!!
Annie- oh said... (7/1/07 12:10 PM) Reply
We do forget the common sense things, don't we? I've started setting up the fan instead of excuses for not when I do Pilates - but I spent a good deal of time yesterday pouring sweat over fusing, fusing, fusing - thanks for the reminder!
KempCorr said... (7/1/07 11:54 AM) Reply
I seldom iron these days, but when we were kids we not only had a fan set up, but also wore bathing suits to do the weekly ironing, after a brief dip in a kiddie pool. Evaporation from the drying swimsuit helped us stay cool and by the time the suit dried, the ironing was done and we returned to the pool. My mom must have been really smart to convince us kids doing the weekly ironing was just a normal part of life !!
Jerry P said... (7/1/07 0:31 AM) Reply
Great idea. thank you
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