Sticky Stuff is my scientific name for the horrible sticky substance that makes fusible web work. As most of you will know fusible web is very useful for appliqué work in patchwork but it can do dreadful things to the sole plate of your iron and your ironing board cover. To avoid the struggle of cleaning the Sticky Stuff off your sole plate here’s a little tip for all the beginners.
Make a folder from grease proof paper place the fabric and fusible piece in between the layers of the grease proof paper and press using a dry iron. Any Sticky Stuff that might squeeze out will be trapped in the grease proof.
I fold my grease proof in half forming a folder and in half again which makes it easier to store for the next time. I also write something in the corner which side is up so there’s always a clean side to run the iron on. I keep a greaseproof folder close to my ironing station. So there’s no excuse for finding Sticky Stuff on the sole plate of my iron.
If your grease proof folder isn’t big enough for the piece you’re working on just slide the folder and press one section at a time.
It’s a very simple, inexpensive way of protecting both your iron and ironing board cover from Sticky Stuff.
Enjoy your summertime creating.
Lucie the Happy Quilter XX