Wednesday, June 06, 2012

What Your Iron Can Do for You

Recognize this image? This is what your iron can do for you. If you want a hole in the table, just apply a hot iron and walk away.
People often ask me what kind of iron I use to burn holes in a table. And here is my recommendation. For everyday hole burning or fusing buy an inexpensive iron. It doesn't seem to matter what brand I use, they either last forever or expire within a year. But for steam setting your fused quilts or ironing fabric, I recommend a Rowenta tank iron. It is a glorious steamer!

16 comments:

Tonya said...

oh my......that's a perfect hole in the table with an iron..lol

Sequana said...

I was just wondering the other day how I could get an iron-shaped hole in my table here. You must be reading my mind.

Gene Black said...

Hmm...That table would be the perfect place to put the table runner with the iron shaped "brown" designs on it.

Linda said...

You're so funny! Maybe I should add a hole that this beside the area where my husband forgot he wasn't at the table saw and sawed through it with his circular saw. I wouldn't want him to feel dumb or anything.

Amy Parra Morusiewicz Fun from A to Z! said...

ah, the irony of it all!

Cotton Blossom said...

Next on my project list, lol...Thanks for the laugh...

Patty said...

I just spewed coffee all over my keyboard! Bahahaha!! Thanks!! :)

Cornwoman said...

Do you sell a pattern for that?? I don't want to take any chances that I'll just make it slightly charred or not make a really good impression. roflol Thanks for the laugh this morning!

Marybeth said...

How bad did the house smell?

Laura Wasilowski said...

The house didn't smell bad at all. That's because the table was used in a workshop I was teaching. Just to be clear, the hole in the table was made before I arrived in town.

Mosaic Magpie said...

I have never thought of adding a hole like this to my tables....but now I see it is a great conversation starter.
Deb

Robin in WNC said...

I have a mark very much like that on my large cutting mat. How did I do that, don't ask!!

Karin said...

LOL! So glad it hasn't happened here!

Sandi said...

I love your candor and sense of humor in delivering that line with a straight face!

Thanks for the picture and follow up information!

Beth said...

Seriously sounds like something I might do. :)

Julia said...

I'm smiling at you and all your fan's comments. What will you come up with next?