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« on: July 23, 2005 01:56:11 PM »

So I have this perfectly good shirt, but I really don't want it to say I'm With Stupid in french anymore. I made it a few years ago with those iron letters you buy at hobby lobby. Most of them peeled right off but there are one or two letters that are being a pain in the behind. Do any of you wonderful craftsters know a way to get these off? Thanks so much for any help  Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2005 09:58:15 AM »

maybe heating it would help. that's how you get floor tiles off. with a blowdryer. might be helpful.

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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2005 11:11:06 AM »

You'd have to go pretty hot. Maybe you could boil it? Try ironing a letter onto a random piece of fabric and just experiment with different ways to get it off.
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2005 11:21:34 AM »

I think the heat is your best bet -- boiling seems like a good idea, as well as maybe ironing on the reverse side.

If the heat doesn't work, though, I'd try tossing it into the freezer. I had a sweatshirt for a school group that had been made with iron-on letters (we each had our names on the back), and I left it in my truck once when it got pretty cold. When I discovered it, some of the letters had started to lift at the corners.

You can try getting it wet before putting it into the freezer too... just slightly damp. I'd put a piece of cardboard or something like that in between the front and back of the shirt so they don't stick together when it freezes. Maybe the expansion of the water as it gets cold will lift the letters?

It's worth a try, I think. I'd experiment, but I haven't got any of the letters and Hobby Lobby is 40 minutes away.  Undecided

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