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It’s time for our second annual Holiday Giveaway Calendar! Everyday in the month of December we are giving away an amazing prize! It’s super easy to enter, just leave your comment answering the bolded questions below by noon EST 12/30 and a lucky winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries!

Today, enter to win a Rowenta® Pressure Iron & Steamer!

The Rowenta® Pressure Iron & Steamer introduces a new way to achieve professional, quality results at home quickly and conveniently. The harmonious design dramatically reduces your ironing time, and delivers dry cleaner freshness without dry cleaner costs.

By simply pressing the trigger on the iron, 1 1/2 hours of continuous high-powered steam penetrates quickly and deeply into fabric for wrinkle-free beauty and freshness in just seconds. Additionally, the highly polished soleplate effortlessly presses in crisp creases and pleats.

The compact base provides a convenient, ergonomic place to safely rest the iron when not in use. The extra-large water tank holds 33 ounces of regular tap water. The extra long power cord and the 6-foot steam hose enable use virtually anywhere in the home – drapes, curtains and more can easily be reached and steamed in addition to any ironing done at the board.

1750 watts of power provides the steam you need at for professional results.

The Rowenta® Pressure Iron & Steamer is available at major department stores and fine retailers.

Visit us at www.rowentausa.com

To enter, just leave your comment answering this questions by noon EST 12/30:
How often do you use your iron when working on your projects? What is the most important feature that you love or wish your iron had?

We want to congratulate wzrdreams on winning yesterday’s Feature in Living Creatively Online Monthly Magazine! Her comment was chosen at random from all eligible entries. Thanks to everyone who entered and good luck in today’s giveaway

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    Dec 30, 2009, 08.46 PMby vwith

    All sewing projects require pressing; wouldn’t a cordless iron be stupendous?

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    Dec 30, 2009, 08.38 PMby marylou86

    I dont use my iron nearly enough and I love that it has a steam function.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 08.35 PMby clfrozena

    Ironing is one of my favorite household tasks. You cannot really sew without a half-way decent iron. Over the years I have relied on my semi-decent irons to help me make beautiful clothes and crafts and to send my family into the world looking crisp, clean, and cared for. I would love to own a kiss ass steam generator iron with one of those fabulous ironing boards.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 08.35 PMby mannaxoxo

    constantly!

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    Dec 30, 2009, 08.29 PMby missy3602

    While working on a sewing project, I iron from start to finish. I learned from my mother back years ago that a finished garmet or project is one that is pressed cleanly and throughly. I would like an iron that puts itself away when I need the room for guests…

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    Dec 30, 2009, 08.12 PMby thewindian

    Turn on iron, then start sewing. I wish my iron didn’t leak and wouldn’t tip over so easily, oh, and that it had a cap on the water reservoir.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 08.07 PMby etta2009

    I use my iron constantly, start to finish, for every project. I press the pattern pieces and fabric; I also press the 1/4" roll, plus hems, before sewing the actual finished edges; and I press all finished seems. It makes all the difference in the finished result. What I don’t like the most about my iron is the buildup on the bottom plate – it’s an older model and it doesn’t have a teflon finish.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 08.04 PMby brn2sew

    I always use my iron with every project. I consider it an essential tool in my sewing room. I have an OK iron, but would like one that is professional and requires very little effort to use. It would be nice to have a large water reservoir..

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    Dec 30, 2009, 08.02 PMby googlepie

    I use an iron for every single project I do. It is an incredibly vital part of my creating process because it allows me to be exact with every line I sew. Perfection, in sewing, is essential to turning out a beautiful quality piece. However, regrettably my iron is a very low quality cheap one because I am a student and can not afford a nice one. So, I have to spend hours in the Saddleback College fashion department in order to use a nice iron.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 07.59 PMby kaikatsu

    I use it on almost every project…from making clothes to quilting. I like how smooth and wrinkle free my material looks…I need more steam on my iron and I think it’s too slow to be ready to use.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 07.35 PMby argentata

    I do iron often, because I HAVE A VERY BAD ONE ;). Ideally i would have a iron with an automatic “switch off” function when not used after 5 minutes for exemple. Without plug and unplug it…..

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    Dec 30, 2009, 07.29 PMby miegmeul

    Unfortunately I’ve had to learn the hard way when it comes to wanting to do finish my sewing projects too fast and skip the ironing part. Now, I take the time to carefully and thoroughly iron the seams and basically everything I want to sew together, before I even touch the sewing machine. Now my work looks 10 times more professional and in the end I save so much time! If only I had a better iron…. ;)

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    Dec 30, 2009, 07.27 PMby eimiee1978

    I used to have a wonderful rowenta iron, and it did everything from press to steam anything and everything. The steam feature was my favorite as it got all wrinkles out. Then one day, my husband came to me, and quietly whispered the words…..I think i broke your iron.! I was devastated. I had only had it about 2 years, and used it almost daily, and then it was gone. in the blink of an eye. I think I almost cried a bit. I have been using a hand me down that is not up to par and I can only hope someday Ill have another rowenta for all my ironing needs.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 07.25 PMby pikkupossu

    I use my iron all the time and wish it would produce more steam amd be heavier, now it is almost useless

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    Dec 30, 2009, 07.04 PMby lauralinnap

    I iron almost everything. It’s just so much better to draw and cut when the fabric is perfect. I love the steamer part of the iron the best but mine does not work any more so i just have to use a spray bottle with water.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 06.49 PMby baohee

    My iron is very critical to my projects. I use it all the time because without it my creations would look like a mess. What I love about my iron is that it has a steam wrinkle release and it gives me different fabric options to choose from but I would love a bigger water reservoir so I don’t have to refill it as much.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 06.45 PMby laluminata

    i use my iron before, during and after my photoshoots. Sometimes I can use it as a creative tool to create strategic creases or implied hems. I love the steam setting as often I’ll just hold a delicate garment on a hanger over the steam and the creases just drop out. This is also good for bra’s, silk vests,etc. It’s also great for finishing seams, refreshing clothes allowing another days wear and creating new structure in past-it items.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 06.27 PMby mo-mo-sew-sew

    i use my iron from the beginning of a project when i iron out the pattern pieces, then to iron any facing material onto pieces, and later to press seams or pleats or hems. i have a pretty cheap and basic iron, and it’s steam feature is pretty weak. what i wish for most though is another electrical outlet in my small little sewing space just off my kitchen. once i start a sewing session, the iron stays plugged in and waiting on the ironing board which leaves me plugging and unplugging between my regular sewing machine and my serger!!! ok, so maybe a power strip giveaway before the month ends ;-)

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    Dec 30, 2009, 06.26 PMby magnolia729

    ironing is the most important part of the sewing process… when i start something, the iron is on all the time. I love the vertical steaming on mine as the finishing touch…

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    Dec 30, 2009, 06.25 PMby stierlefamily

    when i started sewing, i hated the iron. never wanted to touch it. now – - – i use it on every project. i have a hand-me-down from my aunt that i have been using for the past 10 years. it shouldn’t have even lasted one! the handle is broken and the no-stick coating on the plate has been wearing off for years. i would love an iron with steaming capabilities.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 06.20 PMby tekc96

    I use my iron constantly when I am in the sewing studio. I hate it when the auto-shutoff shuts off. It is so annoying for me.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 05.58 PMby jeansophie

    I press frequently. After once making a hand-appliqué quilt block during a major power outage, I realized how much I missed my iron, even when doing handwork. Because I am a sometimes milliner, I always want a better, longer source for steam to use when blocking and shaping hats.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 05.48 PMby sewneenee

    my iron was handed down to me six yrs ago and I think nearing it’s end. I use it much more as my experience grows as my desire to rush thru to a finished project gives way to a longer time investment but a more professional looking end.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 05.45 PMby winnifred

    I love my Rowenta steam iron, only wished it was a little heavier. Love the chrome plate, the design is comforting, But would love to have the prize that is offered. My sewing projects and clients would be just as happy as I would be. Rock on Rowenta, you are always on my ironing board :)
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    Dec 30, 2009, 05.42 PMby sonipitts

    I use my iron on every sewing project more complicated than a simple repair (and sometimes even then). I also use it for steam-blocking knitting. The feature I wish I had was a more powerful steam setting and a button to really put out the steam on command.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 05.41 PMby tanechka

    I use the iron all the time when i do my sewing project. I wish my iron has very good pressing and steaming to make each detail(of clothes) without any wrinkles and look very professional !!!
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    Dec 30, 2009, 05.38 PMby lelie

    It depends on the project, but i would say 10 times is a summary :). The feature i would love is an iron that is very quick in gettig the right temperature, Most of the time I forget to put in on and I hate the waiting game :)

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    Dec 30, 2009, 05.36 PMby raye

    What a great opportunity! I have not been able to sew much for a long time but am now getting back to it. The greatest consternation (i.e. PROBLEM) I have is not being able to get professionally pressed seams. I began to purchase other pressing tools to help and they have, but still something is not quite right. It looks like this Rowenta may be the answer! Wow!! What a blessing it would be to win!

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    Dec 30, 2009, 05.34 PMby sewstylish

    I frequently use my iron when working on projects. I want to ensure wrinkles don’t ruin my project, so it is on all the time. I wish my current iron didn’t have trouble with temperature too low for steam- water leaks out.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 05.34 PMby dody

    Of course I ditto all comments about the use of an iron. Use to have a rowenta and loved it. I wore it out and never replaced it due to cost. It is a seamstress wish come true to have one. Dody

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