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Carol Barringer Posted: Thu, Oct 13 2011 10:54 PM

We all know we should clean the sewing machine and change the needle before each new project, right? I add one more small chore: I run a Q-tip down each side of my iron, in the gap between the sole plate and the body of the iron. It's amazing how much oily lint is stuck in there! If I forget this task, inevitably some of that lint will get smeared across my fabric.

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Barbara replied on Thu, Oct 13 2011 10:58 PM

Great tip ,thanks Barbara

Liberty,Missouri

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Maggie replied on Fri, Oct 14 2011 1:01 AM

I think I need to get some sleep.  I looked at the topic of this thread and wondered why anyone would want to iron their lint.    Duhhhhh.   Good night   : - )

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Sheila replied on Fri, Oct 14 2011 9:40 AM

I'll be sure to keep that one in mind. The only time I use my iron is when I'm sewing but, I hadn't used it in so long that I lost it!! No kidding! Hubby, Daughter, and I have searched everywhere for it and the ironing board - now, how the heck do you lose an ironing board??? Anyway, I still haven't found either one but, I did break down and buy a new iron. I'm going to give it another month before I buy a new ironing board, though. ~sigh~

 

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Jane replied on Fri, Oct 14 2011 9:59 AM

I, too needed an ironing board so went to local Habitat for Humanity shop and lo and behold they had a perfectly good ironing board.  Cost was about $4 and it went to a good cause also.

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Karla replied on Fri, Oct 14 2011 10:51 AM

I bought 2 ironing boards at the local senior center thrift shop....cost me $2 apiece.  You can't beat that deal.

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Vivian replied on Fri, Oct 14 2011 4:00 PM

sheila if it was me, i'd be looking under a pile of stuff I haven't needed in some time,  Sleeping bags waiting to be cleaned or stored, summer (or winter coats) ditto.  I find you can be looking right at it and it its in the "right" spot, you don't really see it.

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That's a great tip.  Thanks.

Margaret

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