Friday, May 28, 2010

How much batting???

Here's a thought.... Warning - this is a blond thought. If you don't have the constitution for it stop reading now.

Sadly, as of today it doesn't sounds as though the massive oil leak in the gulf has been stopped. Even when it finally does, there is so much oil to be cleaned up. What a horrible mess, what a terrible catastrophe. My heart goes out to everyone being directly affected with the loss of their jobs and livelihood and of course the devastation to the wildlife and the environment. Very sad indeed and a long term problem besides.
How much quilt batting do you think it would take to soak up all that oil???
If we all pooled our scraps of batting I bet there would be a bunch of it!
Don't say I didn't warn you!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Got gunk???

Have you  de-gunked your iron lately, or is your iron sparkly clean? Well mine wasn't and I finally got fed up with the gunky mess. It has been accumulating from all the fusing I have been doing this past year.  I came across this cool product at a quilt show somewhat recently and I bought it hoping it would bring my poor pitiful iron back to it's former glory. It's called Iron Clean by Bo-Nash and just in case you're wondering... I am not getting anything for sharing this with you... other than the pleasure of sharing my results.

Now granted this was a very inexpensive iron. I wouldn't treat a good iron this badly. Anyway, I followed the directions and because it was sooooooo gunked up I had to repeat the steps (just like they said I would). I was halfway through the process when I thought to take pictures, so you can imagine what it looked like before I started. YIKES!

Yes, I know you are asking "don't you use a pressing sheet?" and yes,  I do use a pressing sheet -
well, sometimes :)
Ta-da! Here is the finished result. I am im"pressed" with the results and now that I have the Iron Clean on hand, chances are it won't ever get as gunky as it did. Have you de-gunked lately? What did you use?

Enough cleaning for now and back into the studio to make more models of "Whoo's Hanging Out?" for Spring Quilt Market. Now where's my pressing sheet?????