Wednesday, April 1, 2015
On the drunkards path
I bought these templates from Amazon, thinking I could re-use them on a two color version in the future, something like this one. I'm hand piecing the curvy parts, then sewing the straight seams together on the machine to make a block.
On a completely different note, my cute little Black and Decker retro looking iron caught on fire yesterday (not the Continental dry iron, in this post here. That one committed suicide last year by leaping off the ironing board and smashing itself on the floor.)
Anyway, I'm not talking about red hot flames and call the fire department kind of fire. More like a hot, smoking, smoldering "hey what's that smell?" pre-fire kind of a fire.
I first turned it off by the dial but noticed it didn't cool down. Then after I unplugged it and it still didn't cool down, in fact it was even hotter, (I kept going in and out of the room at this point, doing lord knows what, until I finally realized - duh, the darn thing is burning! Do something woman!) I finally took it outside to the driveway and let it burn itself out.
I'm just glad I was home. Despite the auto safety shut off feature, if it's burning internally, and the iron is surrounded by leaning piles of fabric, I think your kind of screwed.
Now, if you're a quilter, you understand how impossible it is to go even one single day without an iron. So before my old one was done melting in the driveway, I quickly ran out and bought a T-Fal ultra glide. It came in a pretty blue color with a longer cord than my old one and I love it. I vow to unplug it every single time I leave the room.
And keep the fabric piles away from the pressing plate. Safety first. Amen.