Do you find gunk on your pristine fabric after you press it with your iron? Do you have a filthy iron that is leaving marks on your quilt top? Do not fret! Here’s a simple way to clean that disgusting iron.
- Place an unused dryer sheet into the fold of a square of fabric.
- Put the fabric square on the edge of the ironing board.
- Scrape the hot iron across the fabric. The dryer sheet “juice” embeds itself into the fabric and removes the gunk, depositing it on the fabric.
- Repeat until the iron is clean and you have stopped fretting.
A word of caution: Do not do this with a smoke detector overhead. The juice in the dryer sheet tends to smoke. This smoke may trigger the smoke detector and the fire department will arrive at your doorstep. (Ask me how I know.)