If you guessed the antique iron (sometimes called a sad iron) you would be right.
I bought the electric iron to HEAT UP so I can get the wrinkles out of fabric and press quilt blocks. It has been a disaster from the beginning. When it started leaking water, I stopped using it as a steam iron and got a spray bottle to dampen the cloth. Last week it finally quit. I've had it about a year.
You can probably tell, I'm mad at this iron. I'm also mad at myself for not saving the receipt and taking the darn thing back, especially since it wasn't the cheapest iron I could have bought. It's a brand with a good reputation among quilters. But not with me anymore.
Time to go to my happy place.
I'm auditioning this week, as I prepare to finish quilts made from the bag of scraps I bought at the flea market.
These blocks finish at 4.5 in. square, so I'll need tons of them for a twin sized quilt. I've already used up nearly all the pieces I cut from the scrap bag, so I'm adding in vintage scraps from my "collection", although I may not have enough from the same time period.
What are you working on? Are there scraps involved? Inquiring minds want to know!
I'm linking up with Busy Hands Quilts this week, for Finished or Not Friday, and with Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Can I Get a Whoop Whoop.