22 Feb Working small and irons
Here is where all the trimmings from the last post came from. These little guys are 2″ squares which, of course, means they finish at 1 1/2″. That is quite small for me. Especially as there are sixteen of them in one block. Lots of seams.
I’m having a bit of trouble getting them to press flat. My iron starting leaking water like a tap a few weeks ago, so I have been using it dry and using a spray bottle to add a little “steam”. It isn’t working quite as well as the steam did. I added a bit of starch yesterday and that seemed to help a little more.
I may have to get used to the idea that buying a new iron every six months or so is just part of being such a constant quilter. The directions for this one said to empty the water out of it every time you finish using it. As someone who uses an iron every day, sometimes for multiple sessions a day, that is just not going to happen. It reminds me of when I was looking online for a new ironing board cover. They rated the covers from light use to heavy use based on how many times a month you iron. Their idea of heavy use was 8 times a month. Ha ha!
Someone on an email list I belong to suggested a gravity fed iron. I hadn’t heard of those. Apparently they have a separate water tank so water is never stored in the iron. Something to consider for next time…