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Posted on: 3/14/05 5:09 PM
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When I get gunk on my iron, I just run the hot iron over a fabric softener sheet and all that glue comes off and my iron is ready to glide across my fabric! In fact, I just keep a fabric softener sheet on my ironing board all ready to go.

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roz blair said... (7/12/06 8:16 PM) Reply
This is a wonderful idea! I have always wondered what could be done with the spent dryer sheets.
Astrostitcher said... (7/23/05 1:08 AM) Reply
I tried this on a French dryer sheet product and the durned thing melted!! Do you turn the iron off or are the sheets not all alike? TIA
Hilary said... (3/28/05 5:05 PM) Reply
Wow, I have to try this-I hate that stinky iron cleaning stuff-THANKS!
Jayme girl said... (3/23/05 10:50 AM) Reply
I have been buying Iron cleaner for yearsThanks for a great tip
SueV said... (3/18/05 11:00 AM) Reply
Here is one example/brand of a fabric softener sheet: http://www.instawares.com/Bounce-Fabric-Softener-Sheets.36000PG.0.7.htm and, of course there are other brands, HTH
creative said... (3/17/05 6:20 AM) Reply
I am going to ask a stupid question -what is the fabric softener sheet? :)
Andee said... (3/15/05 6:26 AM) Reply
Oh Boy, I can't wait to try this tip. I have been using the glueyest interfacing lately! Even with a pressing cloth I get a little on my iron. Many thanks.
SewVeryTall said... (3/15/05 3:22 AM) Reply
This is one of my favorite tips [I posted it in March 2004, 'Gunk on Iron']. It doesn't have to be a new sheet, a used one works great too. I was tempted to update it for new members to see, thanks for posting it again.
 
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