Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tidbit Tuesday #6

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.
Tip 6 Supplies
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!
Tip 6 Smoosh

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.
Tip 6 Wipe Clean

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
Tip 6 Wipe Off

See!? It gets the gunk off! Mine was not too dirty because I just bought it but I think it works pretty slick!
Tip 6 Dirty

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)
Much Love!!!


  1. look at you being all brillant & stuff.

  2. excellent tip!!! I love your humor!!!

  3. I just love the 'smoosh' terminology ;)

    This idea totally rocks! Thank you. I love your tidbit tuesdays!

  4. Great idea! Now i just have to get some dryer sheets, 'cause my iron is nasty!!

  5. What a great idea!!! I have some of that sticky stuff on my iron right now.... off I go!


  6. Awesome! I always have sticky junk on my iron. This is much easier than my mom's salt trick.

  7. how clever! I didn't know about this! :)

  8. What a great idea! My iron definitely needs some TLC!

  9. I think you can use a magic eraser and clean your iron with that too.

  10. Love it!! am going to clean my iron right now.

  11. Easie peasie! Great info- thanks a bunch:)

  12. OMG!!! I just tried this and it worked AWESOME! I bought a great iron...Rowentta and while making a T-shirt quilt i flubbered up and ironed the decal on the front of the shirt...oops! That left a nasty orange mess on my new iron. I tried so many things and was ready to go buy iron cleaner when I saw this post. I went right to the laundry room grabbed some dryer sheets and gave it a try. I had a couple of really thick spots that the sheet wouldn't get so i raided the kitchen and used a bit of steel wool. Now it is super clean and shiney and just like new. THANK YOU SOOOOOO much for the super fabulous tip! HUGE HUGZ!!!


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