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solid_silver_cloud
« on: November 02, 2006 01:24:52 PM »

Okay; I admit it.
I left my straighteners on.
I don't even use that much or often.
Just every now and then.
And yes, i left them on.
Yes - all day. nine til five.
And yes yes yes - they were on my new bed.
Does it get any worse?

They burnt a whole not only on my bottom sheet
but YES they burnt a whole in the mattress.

Yes. The new mattreess.


It's all stringy now and stuck together. About the size of a small hand. A child's hand. In a kind of oblong - straighteners shape. Okay about the size of some straighteneres. Bigger because the heat spread.

What can i do? It's an expensive Divan mattress and my mother (who knows because i'm so dman truthful) is very cross.

I thouhgt i could put a patch on.

Would this work?
Any experience?
Please help!
THanks in advance.

Love from Sarah x
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jezebel7383
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2006 01:29:19 PM »

I'd say a patch. I've done something similar, but I burnt a hole through the floor. Shocked
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2006 07:51:51 PM »

You can stuff some batting in it then use an iron on patch, or sew soem material on with a hook needle, I would clip the burnt areas off though, so it doesn't smell. I'd also put a mattress pad over it.
Dont' forget to turn the iron off after you're done. Cheesy  Seriously I'm really glad nothing more was burnt! My house burned down a few years ago and it's an awful thing to go through. Take care!
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solid_silver_cloud
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2006 09:46:26 AM »

THanks for the replies!

Seriously I'm really glad nothing more was burnt! My house burned down a few years ago and it's an awful thing to go through.

Me too; I am SUCH an idiot - it kinda scares me if i think about what coulda happened...

I would put a mattres pad on but my mattres is mega thick (about 10 inches!) and the bed is under my window and it only just fits-  a pad would make it thicker and i'd have to move the bed (which might be a good thing because it's getting cold here in merry old england and bed near window is NOT good) I've turned it over in the meantime.

What kind of fabric? Would cotton do - i think the mattress must be polyester or nylon because it kind of melted together...

Sarah x
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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2006 06:51:28 PM »

Glueing on a similar material would be best.  Fill it with batting or foam first. 

The patch will always show so if you do something like a heart people will think awwwww before ughhhhhh.... Wink
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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2006 07:06:01 PM »

What a great idea to do a heart or some kind of shape! I would use a material that doesn't fray and maybe hem it before to make double sure.
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