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Ironing out my problems

Ironing is a chore made more so by trying to iron 10 different fabrics over three yards each, all in the same afternoon… but as you may know by now, that’s how I do things!!  My back was breaking, my neck was stiff, and my dogs were barking by the time I pressed my last.  Looking back on the four hours that I was there at the ironing board I realized today that it may be the reason I wasn’t able to complete the binding on all three of my quilts.

I know many people hate ironing, but it’s the neck down work that I love so much about it.  I work all day long, solving computer and server issues. By the time 5pm rolls around, my brain is fried. It’s nice to come home and while away a few hours with something that I don’t have to think about.  I think that’s why I love the piecing process as well, it’s the creating, cutting, and assembly that you really have to think about (neck up work) that makes it so challenging.  And then you have these wonderful activities that allow you to zone out.

Now, I’m not saying that I want to volunteer to do someone else’s ironing, but I really do like how the fabric feels after it’s been pre-washed.  You can tell how it will feel in the quilt as well.  It’s that time again, happy quilting!!

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2 thoughts on “Ironing out my problems

  1. My secret “Zen” activity is hanging the laundry out to dry. I can relate to your much-anticipated “zoning out” while you iron.

  2. Jennie on said:

    I can’t stand ironing clothing, but there is something very relaxing about ironing fabric for a project

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