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.