A Great Idea Is In The Bag, er… BUCKET!

March 25, 2009 at 7:17 am 8 comments

Iron Bucket Check this out, it’s an Iron Bucket! Both the Kankakee Quiltmakers and the Riverwalk Quilters (Illinois) use this method to tote around their irons.

What better way to protect body parts, car, and anything between the ironing board and home, than this!? Plop your hot iron in the bucket and off you go! As long as the cord is away from the sole plate, you’re all set.

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  • 1. Mrs. Goodneedle  |  March 25, 2009 at 9:23 am

    Why didn’t I think of this?!? Fantastic idea, thanks for sharing. It’s one of those slap to the forehead “I-coulda-had-a-V8” moments.

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  • 2. cathy  |  March 25, 2009 at 10:18 am

    I like this! :)

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  • 3. Lynne K. Moorhouse  |  March 25, 2009 at 10:32 am

    Great idea. The hardest part will be finding a metal bucket. Plastic has it uses but this isn’t one of them. Ami, maybe you could pad the handle and teach Madison to carry it for you.

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  • 4. shari  |  March 25, 2009 at 11:18 am

    i have an old stew-pot i’ve been using for this purpose. the added bonus is that the loop handles on the outside of the pot are a great place to hang the cord!

    yay for innovative ladies!

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  • 5. Cole  |  March 25, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    What? I thought that was used as a husband attitude adjustment tool. At least that is what my wife tells me. Ouch!

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  • 6. Sandy  |  March 25, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    I use a coffee cozy for this purpose. I have a small traveling iron and the cozy works perfect. Not as big or bulky as the bucket. I wrap the cord around the outside of the cozy. I’m just careful that if I put it in my tote to face the hot sole plate away from anything that could be damaged by it.

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  • 7. Kathy Jones  |  March 25, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    I like the bucket idea. However, I use an old metal lunchbox with heat resistant substance in the bottom. The lid conceals the iron and I look like I am in my second childhood, carrying my lunch to class.

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  • 8. Charley in Germany  |  March 26, 2009 at 4:40 am

    Hi Ami

    Thanks for this tip. We tend to use old baking trays or roasting dishes for our irons within our group, but a bucket is of course so much easier to carry.

    Charley’s mum in Germany

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