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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 29, 2009, 07.20 PMby estrella8321

    I use the iron all the time because I wash and iron my fabric before I do my projects to account for any shrinkage that the fabric could have. My iron has the steam feature that I love but is not good at all with hard to iron fabric. I think it should be more heavy or something like that :-)
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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.20 PMby estrella8321

    I use the iron all the time because I wash and iron my fabric before I do my projects to account for any shrinkage that the fabric could have. My iron has the steam feature that I love but is not good at all with hard to iron fabric. I think it should be more heavy or something like that :-)
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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.20 PMby spninn

    Dislike:I bought a cheap iron and it sometimes doesn’t work. when it does work however, i like the auto-shut off. that way if we leave it on accidentally – we don’t have to worry.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.20 PMby pnutbudder

    I simply cannot sew without my iron. I use it more than I use pins! My iron is very simple and basic, I wish it had a stand to sit in, as I am always afraid of burning myself or something near me. I also with it had a better water compartment! Every time I lower it to iron, the water comes out the top! So frustrating! This iron is AWESOME and I hope you pick me to win it! woohoo! Happy new Year!

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.20 PMby estrella8321

    I use the iron all the time because I wash and iron my fabric before I do my projects to account for any shrinkage that the fabric could have. My iron has the steam feature that I love but is not good at all with hard to iron fabric. I think it should be more heavy or something like that :-)
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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.20 PMby rcanby

    I use my iron constantly while sewing…when the pattern says press, I always do it. Features I’d really like are a large water reservoir and self cleaning.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.20 PMby jaclyn43552

    I always use my iron when sewing, mainly because I buy a lot of remnants that come folded up and full of creases. I wish my iron was mine and not my roommates :P

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.19 PMby veronicalodge

    I use my iron all the time while sewing – every seam gets pressed! The best feature on my iron is auto turn off so I don’t have to wonder when I get to work “Did I turn the iron off?”

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.19 PMby activista

    I use my iron for every sewing project these days. When I first started sewing I had no idea that an iron would be so helpful. After I finally read a book/project that recommended ironing the fabric first, I was amazed at how much easier it made my sewing! Now I use it just about every time. These days I wish my iron had a longer cord and some mechanism to prevent scorching—my biggest fear when ironing professional clothes.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.18 PMby soulseasoning

    I use my iron constantly when making a project! I would be lost without an iron – it is so important. The most important thing I look for in an iron is a good steam pattern and consistent steam bursts.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.18 PMby nalaxu

    I use my iron constantly. I wish my iron heated up more quickly after it turns off automatically.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.18 PMby eclecticeve

    Accurate temperature for sure!! I also like auto shut off!

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.18 PMby gitteb

    The use of my Iron during the work on my project varies, but it is absolutely indispensable. My greatest WISH is that my Iron had the same features as my hair-dryer – various ‘feets’ for various jobs. Some jobs need a slim iron-foot and others can use a wider foot.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.17 PMby jillgirl

    I use my iron every single day. I would like a bigger reservoir, and I would like cordless.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.17 PMby blueorchid

    I sew for a living and my iron is as essential as my machine. Every step requires precise ironing or the end result lacks in quality. I wish my current iron did a better job of steaming!

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.17 PMby blueorchid

    I sew for a living and my iron is as essential as my machine. Every step requires precise ironing or the end result lacks in quality. I wish my current iron did a better job of steaming!

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.17 PMby suewanda

    I am definitely not as good as I should be when it comes to pressing. At the start of a project I’m super good, but then end up cutting corners towards the end. I think its cause my iron isn’t a good one and its takes too long to heat up.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.16 PMby Jodi Wade

    I use my iron A LOT. After every seam. I wish my iron was better at steaming without leaking water everywhere

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.16 PMby flyawayhair

    I can’t imagine being without my iron. It’s essential for so many things, especially for transforming the fabric from being worked to finally worn. I love the spray feature on my iron but I wish it had a larger water tank and would not leak.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.16 PMby kristinjg

    My mom has drilled it into me. Have to press every seam. Have to press the fabric before you even cut it out. Have to press press press. And when all else fails, it needs to be pressed.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.16 PMby woolygirl

    I use my iron every time I sew, which is daily. The best features are the most basic….steam and heat!

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.16 PMby searingflesh55

    I most use my iron to press hems and seams. I also have an older iron that I use to fuse plastic bags together so that I can make reusable shopping bags! The biggest thing that I wish my iron (the one I used for sewing) had is a really good steam feature. My iron steams, but is very drippy. When I worked in retail we used a professional steamer and I loved it! I would want an iron that delivered steam without the drips.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.15 PMby kenniswong

    My iron is very important to my sewing projects. Without it, everything would look homemade, and not in a good way (I want homemde apple pie, but not homemade clothes).

    If everything is possible, I would like my iron to automatically soften the water. I have way too much build-up around the holes where steam comes out. This is the only reason I have to buy new irons.

    Secondly, it might be convenient to have setting where I CAN’T slide the iron, because for majority of the project, I am supposed to PRESS, not IRON the fabric. So if I can’t slide it, I will remember to just press.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.15 PMby vonina

    In everything I make I use the iron. Couldn’t do without one. I’m waiting for the day when the iron can have a rechargeable battery or a way of not having to be plugged in all the time. Maybe by then the steam will be more controlable and with pressure will use less water???

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.15 PMby marywasadj

    Sometimes I iron just so my husband thinks I’m sewing something productive… no, but seriously my iron fell on the floor one too many times yesterday and now I’m borrowing the neighbors.

    The most important feature right now is heat. :(

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.15 PMby melyssa

    From my book “How to make Dresses the Modern Singer Way” copyright 1927…. “Press all seams and Joinings carefully…” and I do before, durring and after garments are finished. More steam is what I would like to have from my current iron. I leave it turned on while working on projects and sometimes need to fill the water up multiple times ; ) more steam please….

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.15 PMby sadie412

    It seems like every stitch requires a good pressing, so the iron is always on and beeping at me during sewing times. A great practical feature would be awesome steam power, but the iron of my dreams would be cordless.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.15 PMby kaiolohiakids

    I use my iron all the time while sewing! It has an automatic shutoff after 5 minutes of no use, but I wish I could set it to NOT turn off that quickly! I usually try to do as much as possible before jumping up to iron, & lots of times I have to wait for it to reheat again! Guess you can’t have everything

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.14 PMby anvil78

    I am constantly ironing. I really wish I could turn off the automatic shutoff on my iron. It seems as soon I get going on the machine and back to the iron it’s off and I have to wait for it to warm up again.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.14 PMby woolensails

    I love to use my iron when quilting. I like nicely pressed pieces when cutting and love freezer paper to cut out my templates.

    Debbie

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