More on Gummed Up Irons
A bunch of you were sweet enough to email back after reading the last newsletter suggesting dryer sheets as a better solution than traditional iron cleaner or nail polish remover pads for getting rid of melted fusible on your iron. Thank you! I never would have thought of dryer sheets.
Read this from Suzanna Moore-Sandoval from McMinnville, Oregon:
A product I use for removing "glue" from my iron, or other heat-able surfaces (the ironing board, etc.) is a dryer sheet! If you iron over the sheet, with the iron on it's highest setting. A couple of passes, and clean!
You have to move the sheet around to pick up all the glue from the ironing board cover, but it works there too.
Also, if you need to reposition a fusible applique, place a dryer sheet over it, iron, and it should pull up, and be reusable. So, it is also obvious, if dryer sheets can do all this, DON'T ever place an applique item in the dryer with a sheet, it can loosen it....ever see one of those with the curled edges...bet it was dried with a dryer sheet!