Need a Hot Iron Carrier

judy333October 22, 2007


At a recent quilt workshop, I brought my wonderful Rowenta iron for the ladies to use. However, a problem arose when the workshop was over. How in the world does one safely transport the hot iron back home in one's car??? I unplugged the iron 15 minutes before I left, but it was still very hot. Is there such a thing as a hot iron carrier? Is it something one makes with special fireproof fabric/material? I've "googled" it and can't seem to find anything commercial.

Any help will be greatly appreciated!

Judy in Massachusetts

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We would have our students wrap their hot soldering irons in newspaper. They would unplug when class ended, put all of the other tools & supplies away and then wrap the iron. By that time it was cool enough to not scorch the paper even though it was too hot to hold. It may not be stylish but it works.

Did you ever have to read the book Fahrenheit 451? The number "451" refers to the temperature (in Fahrenheit) at which a book or paper burns.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2007 at 11:34AM
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I would use an old ironing board cover to wrap it in. You could even cut it and fashion a "carrier" with it since it's just treated fabric. Extra batting would make it like a pot holder.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2007 at 11:37AM
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Below is a link to an iron "slipper". This site sells them, but I don't think it would be too hard to make it.
Hope this helps.

Here is a link that might be useful: Iron Slipper

    Bookmark   October 22, 2007 at 8:16PM
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June Tailor makes a good one. I bought 4 of them on clearance at Hancocks (1.99 each). I thought they would make good gifts for my quilting friends. I made a draw string type bag and used the ironing board fabric and several layers of batting. It works well, too.


    Bookmark   October 22, 2007 at 10:13PM
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I bought a small galvanized pail. I painted it and decorated it. I just put the hot iron down in the pail, you have a handle to carry it to your car and it works great. I have never had a problem with it scratching the iron.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2007 at 10:13PM
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This is just frugal little me, but if I needed an iron carrier for just one class once in a great while, I'd try to use what I already have. I would fill my turkey roasting pan with 100% cotton towels, and be sure to cool the iron off for a while before I wrapped it up in there.

The galvanized bucket idea sounds great, too.

If you want to make some kind of insulated iron carrying pouch, I supposed you could model it after a casserole carrier.

Joann's has a type of insulated batting in the interfacing section. It is called Insul-Bright, and is made by the Warm Company. It can be used to make pot holders, oven mitts, table pads, etc. There is a particular side that goes toward the heat, to reflect heat back toward the source. Be sure to get the printed instructions if you buy it. They are wrapped around the batting.

    Bookmark   October 23, 2007 at 11:43AM
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Thank you for some wonderful ideas!

    Bookmark   October 23, 2007 at 2:15PM
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I know your post was from a few years ago, but just in case you are still looking for an iron cover, this is what I did!
Super Simple Iron Cozy!

Here is a link that might be useful: Sew we quilt

    Bookmark   November 10, 2011 at 4:33PM
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dsbagley~thanks for the link! I just might make one also.
Feel free to post a picture of yours!

    Bookmark   November 9, 2012 at 3:56PM
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I saw a pattern for one at Nancy's Notions. It also converts to an ironing pad.

Here is a link that might be useful: Travel Iron Tote Pattern

    Bookmark   November 9, 2012 at 5:41PM
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This is interesting....did anyone else notice that the original message was in October 2007! How far we have come in 5 years on the internet. Now a google search for an hot iron carrier will turn up thousands and thousands of hits.
Anyway, to contribute to this discussion, I recently made a caddy for my new little travel iron. I simply made one of those humbug bags, aka teepee bags, pyramid bags, (and I don't know all the other names this bag is called). Anyway, it works great, did not have to purchase a pattern, and it protected everything when I had to get in my car with a hot iron. Layered insul brite, batting, and ironing board material inside, works perfectly and also provides a good storage container when not on the road!

    Bookmark   November 10, 2012 at 5:29AM
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