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    I see that AGHHH! and raise it with my own AGHHH!

    I have nineteen blocks made for the churndash pinwheel quilt. I am playing around with the layout of the blocks when I discover a scorched block. After closer inspection I think I have at least three blocks that have scorched background fabric. CRAP! I have already fixed two blocks for the same reason, I guess when I made those early blocks I had my iron on way too high. I've been pressing my seams open and sometimes they can be tough to lay flat. Here I thought I was gonna get to put my quilt together soon. I am really annoyed. I'll have a closer look in daylight tomorrow. I have plenty of fabric left. Not sure if I wanna go through the trouble of taking all those scorched blocks apart and save the fabric, or just start over (I really like the Salt Air fabrics I'm using and probably won't get my hands on any more and I thought I would have enough left over to make another quilt). This is a good sign that I'm done for tonight.

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    Re: I see that AGHHH! and raise it with my own AGHHH!

    Oh how frustrating. I'm sorry you're having problems. I think maybe there was a thread recently talking about how to get scorch marks off fabric. Good luck.
    Vernona:icon_hi:

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      #3
      Re: I see that AGHHH! and raise it with my own AGHHH!

      Ok that totally ruins a night. A fresh look tomorrow will be good. For me, i would take apart the blocks to fix them. Especially if you love the fabric. Cant wait to see the finish
      Karen
      Life is short - Live everyday to the fullest

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        #4
        Re: I see that AGHHH! and raise it with my own AGHHH!

        I finally stopped using steam in my iron. It seemed whenever I used it I would get crinkels on my fabric. Sorry about yours.
        :icon_hiya: Coleen

        "I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good I can do, or any kindness I can show, let me do now, for I will not pass through this way again."

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          #5
          Re: I see that AGHHH! and raise it with my own AGHHH!

          Originally posted by vchale View Post
          Oh how frustrating. I'm sorry you're having problems. I think maybe there was a thread recently talking about how to get scorch marks off fabric. Good luck.
          Thanks. I did a little search and found a link with a tip about using hydrogen peroxide to lift the stain. I will try this before I decide what else to do about the blocks.

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            #6
            Re: I see that AGHHH! and raise it with my own AGHHH!

            Sorry to hear about your scorched blocks.... That is a true AGHHHHHH.... No doubt about it.... Having to make more blocks is a pain....


            Sandy from Cincinnati


            AKA Kermit

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              #7
              Re: I see that AGHHH! and raise it with my own AGHHH!

              I recently had the same problem and I just used vinegar then washed my quilt and it all looked fine. Good luck! Val

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                #8
                Re: I see that AGHHH! and raise it with my own AGHHH!

                Aawww, Not FUN! I also stopped using steam in my iron. I have a little spray bottle of just water that I use instead. I also just cleaned my iron and it has been much better. I bought a box of those Mr. Clean Erasers, dampend one and ironed the heck out of it with a hot iron, flipped it over and did it again. My iron looks great now, and has no residue left over from paste cleaners. Good Luck.
                sigpicMiss Sheri

                For me, it's all about Love, . . . Always!

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                  #9
                  Re: I see that AGHHH! and raise it with my own AGHHH!

                  Another way to keep your iron clean is to set a dryer sheet on your ironing board and swipe the iron over that. It also keeps your sewing room feeling nice! Another added benefit is that the iron really glides smoothly over your fabric.
                  pat.

                  No rain....no rainbows!


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                    #10
                    Re: I see that AGHHH! and raise it with my own AGHHH!

                    the dryer sheet is a fabulous idea,,, I bought a new iron and "tapped" it on the wrong side of a fusible.... grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr,,, the dryer sheet right away saved the day...
                    as for the scortch... last ditch effort.. how about "tea dying them all"... just a thought.. B
                    "Each day well-lived and Happy;
                    that's all there is to Life!"

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                      #11
                      Re: I see that AGHHH! and raise it with my own AGHHH!

                      Originally posted by brook View Post
                      I finally stopped using steam in my iron. It seemed whenever I used it I would get crinkels on my fabric. Sorry about yours.
                      That's what happened to the one I am working on now.
                      Hugs,
                      Joanne

                      There are no mistakes, only happy accidents. - Bob Ross

                      A girl needs to surround herself with TONS of happiness.
                      Happiness = fabric!:icon_woohoo:

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                        #12
                        Re: I see that AGHHH! and raise it with my own AGHHH!

                        Originally posted by GrammaBabs View Post
                        the dryer sheet is a fabulous idea,,, I bought a new iron and "tapped" it on the wrong side of a fusible.... grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr,,, the dryer sheet right away saved the day...
                        as for the scortch... last ditch effort.. how about "tea dying them all"... just a thought.. B
                        That is brilliant, I'll have to remember that for the next screw up, but I don't think it would look right with the bright colors I'm using.

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                          #13
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                          Sorry. Hopefully things look better this morning.

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                            #14
                            Re: I see that AGHHH! and raise it with my own AGHHH!

                            Perhaps it is just the starch that is scorched and that will wash right off. A good reason to starch the back of fabric rather than the front. Hopefully the problem is already solved.

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