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« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2006 11:34:19 AM »

my mother in law just gave me her old itsy bitsy ironing board!
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« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2006 12:06:22 PM »

I would have never thought of couches or carpet melting...

Once back in college I was ironing a iron-on onto my shirt and using one of my text books as the hard surface.  Well I melted the laminate coating stuff on the cover of the book and made a mess.  At least I found a good use for the book right?  ;DNow I use an ironing board, but I find that my ironing board gets too gunky from melted interfacing to even consider ironing nice clothes on it.
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« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2006 02:48:53 PM »

I melted the carpet, the couch, the plastic tile in the bathroom (big ole room). Ive started ironing on a towel on the  kitchen counter or on my desk.
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« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2006 09:29:53 PM »

I dropped my iron on the floor just last week(while ironing bed sheets) and I took my time picking it up (about 10 seconds) and it melted and gunked up my iron; and it smelled really bad. Then I burned my finger trying to clean it off with a green scouring sponge.

Keep up the good work.  Wink
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« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2006 08:56:37 AM »

Don't iron the carpet...or a quilting rotary mat.  Some time ago STUPID me thought it would be a good idea to use the mat as a backup (so as not to iron the carpet).  I really don't know what I was thinking using a hot iron over a rubber mat.  Needless to say, its totally warped.  Now I use it for my toddler to put her coloring pages on and color so that if she goes off the page she doesn't ruin whatever surface she's on.
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« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2006 01:22:23 PM »

a bit ot: but a toddler tip
Most times crayon marks can be wiped off quick with spit and tissue.  Just FYI.
Toddler teacher here
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« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2006 01:46:11 PM »

my rotary mat's plastic. i forgot where i was ironing and ironed over top of it. it got a little warped too so i flipped it over and did the same thing and it was okay.
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« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2006 02:00:02 PM »

that's pretty funny. I've never Ironed on carpet or anything, though. I always use the ironing board or a pillowcase on the hard floor (kitchen or hallway)
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« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2006 08:40:24 PM »

Funny stories!  I've never accidentally ironed the carpet, but I had a spot on my new carpet when I moved into my new condo (this is quite a few years ago) and decided to get it out with water.  Stupid me then decides to use the hairdryer to dry the wet carpet.  I ended up with a nice melted spot (luckily it was where the closet door sits when closed) in my bedroom.  DUH!!!  What was I thinking?
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« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2006 09:04:29 PM »

We had a big melty spot on our lino floor from where the iron got dropped. Moral of the story? You can't iron and watch the cricket at the same time.  Roll Eyes
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