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Due to special regulations, we have been informed that today’s giveaway is only for U.S. members. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience to all of our international members, and hope that you will participate in the majority of this month’s giveaways that are available to everyone.

Welcome to Day 18 of our Holiday Giveaway! Win a Focus Iron from Rowenta! Comment on this blog article by 10AM (EST) Monday, December 19th to be entered to win!

Focus iron features:

– 3-way auto shutoff turns iron off in 8 minutes if left vertical and 30 seconds if left horizontal or tipped over

- 400 microsteam holes for perfect steam distribution

- Extra large 10 oz. transparent water tank with graduation lines for precise readings

- Large thermostat knob

- Scratch-resistant soleplate, comfort handle and soft touch rear for extra stability

Comment to Win: How would a new Focus iron help you prep for the holidays?


This giveaway is sponsored by Rowenta

Please note: If selected as a winner, any personal information you provide to receive your prize in this giveaway is subject to the sponsor’s privacy rules. These may differ from BurdaStyle’s rules, so please review the rules before entering your information. BurdaStyle is not responsible for the handling of your data in connection with this giveaway.

[Update 12/19/11] – Congratulations to member veronicareed for winning the Holiday Giveaway Day 18!


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    Dec 18, 2011, 06.55 PMby mashka

    I’ve been living out of boxes for the past few month, so to win this iron would mean I could iron my husband and I’s shirts and not look like we just unpacked.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 06.55 PMby alissaslagle

    It would certainly go faster with an iron that actually got hot;)

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    Dec 18, 2011, 06.51 PMby missourimel

    I’d love to give this iron a try. I’ve yet found an iron I really like and performs well. Thanks for doing this giveaway!

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    Dec 18, 2011, 06.34 PMby smockinggirl

    I love my travel Rowenta iron but it does not the control features that I would like such as more steam, thermostat and automatic shut off (I sometimes forget to unplug). I think my projects would have a much more professional looking finish!

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    Dec 18, 2011, 06.19 PMby tnjen

    To be honest, I’ve never owned a good iron like Rowenta. I’ve always wanted one but they’ve been out of reach for me. My present iron is a cheap no name that’s decided get rusty and barely heat up. If I had an iron like the Rowenta Focus I’d probably freak out my SO by going on a mad ironing spree and ironing everything in the house whether it needed it or not. And of course, I could finally complete the tailored jacket I’ve been working on for my SO — puffiness due to bad ironing has forced me to take it apart and start over.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 06.16 PMby candacejean

    I would use this iron on all my new sewing projects! My current iron spits so I’m actually scared to use it on my fancy fabrics, a new iron would be a blessing.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 06.15 PMby 09extrastuff

    It would replace my 20 year old Rowenta iron that still works but not as efficiently. It would give a crisp finish to the preemie quilts and Meals on Wheels placemats I have been making to decrease my fabric stash.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 06.08 PMby DTKL

    Oh my…What a beautiful iron. I don’t actually own an iron and have been using my friend’s iron. I would love a new one to help me press all of that interfacing correctly and that it would STAY attached to the fabric! I hope christmas santa comes to me this year! I’ve been a great girl :)

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    Dec 18, 2011, 06.04 PMby gccmom

    It would help me so much. I am using an old iron that continually erupts with dirty water through the steam vents on my material…..very frustrating.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 06.04 PMby lizro

    I would iron the shirts I never iron.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 06.01 PMby ahkisha

    my iron has been becomming less and less warm… It would be great to have a new iron to press seams beautifully and iron all fabric.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 05.59 PMby monikago

    This new focus iron sounds really efficient. I’ve been operating with an old iron where the steam doesn’t work any more. I might not go out much during the holidays but use the time off to attend to many of my sewing projects for which a good iron is essential.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 05.50 PMby firstthingsfirst

    This would definitely be a step up from the junky iron I currently have. Its temperature-control knob broke off about four years ago, so I have no idea how hot it is when I want to use it.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 05.49 PMby vickit

    Wow. That is a great looking iron. It would surely help getting everything ironed quickly and precisely with that pointed tip. Nothing worse than not being able to get into the corners to get those laying flat. And bonus – larger water resevoir – less time since it means not stopping as often to refill water. Nice. And then that huge bonus of shut off quickly if tipped over. Yay. No house fires.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 05.46 PMby megabyte24

    Not only would this iron stop someone unnamed in our household leaving the iron on “permanently” as they are they can’t be bothered turning it off, it would stop clothes being glazed / marked by our super old, inaccurate temperature, iron.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 05.40 PMby btstars

    Seriously, the iron I have is an iron my husband had BEFORE we met! Which means it was the cheap $20 iron from walmart. If you put water in it, it leaks EVERYWHERE! The temperature dial is not at all accurate! A new iron would be life changing!

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    Dec 18, 2011, 05.34 PMby bobegrl

    Well I am going to try this again. I seem to have problems posting, for some reason. I need a new iron so bad. Mine leaks water, makes a terrible mess while I try to iron seams open. Yikes!!! I am retired and on a fixed income and sure could use a new iron, thank you and Merry Christmas

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    Dec 18, 2011, 05.33 PMby girlsinitaly

    A new iron would help me to get all my projects done pronto so that I could leave the house and spend some time with relatives.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 05.29 PMby joyandsmiles

    I would love the pointy pointy tip for the corners and curves that I iron. My current iron inevitably wrinkles something else when ironing an awkward place.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 05.27 PMby Sadie Fox Metter

    I just dropped my beautiful Rowenta iron and even though it still works, the temp dial is not accurate. I would LOVE to win this iron in time for holiday sewing. I still have several hand-made gifts to finish up and I always say that sewn projects are only as good as your ironing and seam ripping skills!

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    Dec 18, 2011, 05.21 PMby simonewarrior

    Well I have multiple projects I am doing and everything needs to be ironed constantly but each on different settings. My current irons steaming mechanism is no longer working properly, so a new Focus Iron is just what I need. I like the different shut off options that is has built into it. To be honest, I love German Ingenuity, I have owned VW’s and I know the value of a great German product. I’m sure this iron is the one to outlast all my others! ….so I am ready to receive you, Focus Iron!

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    Dec 18, 2011, 05.18 PMby flowergirl3

    I would use the new Focus iron to help me prep for the holidays by 1) pressing fabric for the gift items I am sewing: shoe bags, wine bags, dining table cozies, pot-holders and 2) ironing my holiday outfits for 12/21/11 – 1/1/12. The iron I am currently using is very old and of poor quality; I don’t think it will last much longer and I would like to replace it soon.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 05.10 PMby rose

    I would use it to press seams and newly set stitches, as well as steaming out wrinkles in my holiday garments (maybe the steam rising from the garment would also provide a mini facial LOL!) . This iron would be put to great use!

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    Dec 18, 2011, 05.04 PMby hayleyroper

    i could get all my table linens to be extra crisp for the holidays

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    Dec 18, 2011, 04.55 PMby Justine of Sew Country Chick

    I could iron all my linens for my holiday dinners a lot more efficiently and work on my gifts without scorching my projects because my other iron drips deposits.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 04.47 PMby bobegrl

    My iron leaks water all over the place. I sure could use this iron, esp. when pressing seams open when I sew. I am 72, retired and on a fixed income and this sure would be nice to have to replace the leaking one I have now

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    Dec 18, 2011, 04.46 PMby mirig

    It would help me finish up my crafty gifts! I hate the ironing part of projects because of my shoddy iron.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 04.45 PMby jimnems

    Having the right to for the job makes the task so much easier and produces much nicer results. My gifts are made but i decided to make bags to wrap my gifts rather than using paper and store bought bags. ..many shapes and sizes. The Rowenta Focus iron would certainly make the task easier and give the bags a more professional look. The iron

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    Dec 18, 2011, 04.41 PMby 10ashus

    Every holiday I yearn to make something from a luxury fabric. I always hesitate for fear I will ruin the fabric by not having the proper tools to ensure success. The Rowenta iron’s description makes me believe it is designed as a professional quality tool.

    I am a slow sewer. Does it get aggravating that the iron turns off every 8 minutes?

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    Dec 18, 2011, 04.37 PMby kanhoro

    definitively let me iron seams straight and interface items. my current iron i cant use because of the finish at the bottom and near the steam holes have cracked and bubbled so this would help alot!

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