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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, 05.32 PMby isagab

    I think I use my iron more than I use my dryer!!! The most important feature I love is the burst of steam that comes out when pressing my projects. The one thing I would love to see is an iron that will resist tipping over when the ironing board is bumped.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 05.27 PMby krawley

    I know I should use my iron more when I sew, it helps keep all the seems straight and helps everything look more professional and less “homemade” but I hate to get it out. I do all my sewing on my kitchen table, and the iron and ironing board sits right in the living room. Someday when I have my own sewing space, I am sure I will iron ALL THE TIME. I do find if very soothing. I have ironed with professional irons at a workshop, and the weight and heft, and the wonderful steam (that never leaks drips) is the best feature.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 05.24 PMby robinbear

    I use an iron for projects from beginning to the end. Preparing pattern and fabric al the way to a final press before wearing.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 05.24 PMby taya

    Ironing is my Zen. When I need to relax I start to iron. Having a temperature gauge would be a great feature, sometimes just a little adjustment is needed. Having a iron that turns itself off is also a great feature, sometimes when you are in the middle of a project the pinning can be time consuming and having the iron shut off by itself is a great help. When I sew, having the ability to iron the seams gives a more professional look and makes putting the article together simpler. It is like having another hand help.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 05.23 PMby lizl

    Sadly, I don’t own my own iron. I am a Fashion Design major in college so when I am away at school I use the irons in the sewing lab. Most of the irons have other substances burned onto them, which makes ironing difficult. When I am home, I use my mother’s iron which is older than I am and can only press. I use an iron for every project I make because it makes the garment look professional. Without an iron my seams, fabric, and completed garment would not look anywhere near as nice as with the use of an iron. I would like to have an iron that does not have anything burned onto it and which has more than one setting. The most important feature on an iron is how well it removes creases and wrinkles. Unfortunately it takes a while to get out creases and wrinkles with the irons available to me.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 05.17 PMby bexy269

    I use my iron every single time. I wish my iron had a better steam setting.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 05.16 PMby drinkflinger

    My iron is always on when sewing! I love ironing even when I’m not sewing, it is like therapy sometimes. When I’m sewing especially quilting I wish my iron had a slimmer front point, my iron seems a tad bulky. Can’t you just smell the fresh steam?

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    Dec 30, 2009, 05.14 PMby whitney1112

    I use my iron all the time — the best piece of advice I got from a veteran seamstress when I started sewing was “Iron… every seam, every time”. Unfortunately, the steam function on my iron is broken so I keep a spray bottle handy and spritz water on the fabric before ironing when needed.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 05.14 PMby selizabeth

    I’m embarrassed to say that I don’t use my iron nearly enough when sewing. I’m working to improve my skills and a lovely iron like this would make it much easier.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 04.57 PMby genevievehall

    I use my iron on every project. I wish it steamed properly!

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    Dec 30, 2009, 04.55 PMby stefilu

    I use the iron a lot for each of my sewing project. It gives the garments the just bought in a shop look. I wish mine would stop leaking

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    Dec 30, 2009, 04.54 PMby pitocia

    I always use iron during my sewing project because it make me easier to sew the seam.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 04.46 PMby kg7

    I use my Rowenta for every seam I stitch and I love all their products! Right now I have a Professional with “extra long burst” steam, but this one would be even more heavy-duty. Steam is critical to convincing the fabric to do what you want it to do.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 04.44 PMby pboswell

    When working on a project the iron is usually plugged in and ready from the time I start until I finish. The use of a good quality iron makes a WORLD OF DIFFERENCE in the end result of ANY project. If you find a iron that has all of the qualities you need you should treasure it as much as you treasure your sewing machine!!!! If I couuld find an iron that would put out a great deal of steam without drips it would be fabulous.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 04.40 PMby bubsmom1

    I use my iron all the time when sewing. I used to be lazy about it, but over the years I have come to realize what a big difference it makes. I like my iron, but I wish it was heavier. I used to have one that was a retro design and when I ironed, I really felt like I was doing something! ;)

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    Dec 30, 2009, 04.36 PMby craftinginmycave-1

    I don’t use my iron very much…because I don’t think it produces enough steam to help. And, plus, I’m a bit lazy on that part. I end up finger-pressing a lot. However, maybe a new Rowenta iron would get me in the discipline of ironing as I sew. :)

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    Dec 30, 2009, 04.35 PMby homedecgirl

    Pressing is the difference between home made look and a professional look. I wish my iron had a bigger reservoir. I’m always running out of steam.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 04.35 PMby shaninskie

    My iron is vital to my craft and some days, it works harder than me to make a project perfect. I wish my iron came with attachments like my vacuum. They could be attached to the front and heat up through the main iron. I could use a smaller angled tip, a rounded front edge for curves, even a forked tip for pressing invisible zippers.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 04.33 PMby bugzgirl

    an iron is one of those things that you don’t realize you use…on everything! i would love an iron that could predict when you’re still using it.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 04.31 PMby geoduch

    I use my iron less than i should…..but if i had this beauty i would use it more often

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    Dec 30, 2009, 04.28 PMby dawn93

    I love the crispness of freshly ironed fabric and my projects look much more professional after a good pressing. Having really good steam output seems to be the key to a nice finish.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 04.27 PMby pelirojasl

    When I make lingerie, I don’t use my iron much. But when I make anything else, I always use it! I’d like to have my iron to have some kind of feature that’d make it easier to iron small angles. Also it needs to have a protective layer in order to protect vulranable fabrics.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 04.25 PMby monroe7

    I use my iron about 10 or more time on a project. I want a iron that holds more water so I dont have to keep stoping to full it back up.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 04.25 PMby sewshable1

    I use my iron for every seam- or set of seams when I sew- and to press the final garment. I wish my auto shut-off had a shut-off! Sometimes it’s a pain to wait for it to reheat- other times I really like this feature.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 04.23 PMby licialynn

    I use my iron everyday that I sew!!! I love STEAM, STEAM, and more STEAM!!!

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    Dec 30, 2009, 04.19 PMby gldchk

    Without my iron I am like without my hands. My iron brings the finishing touch that I look for in my creation.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 04.18 PMby lovefabric

    When I am sewing I put the ironing board at the right height behind be while I am sitting so I can turn around and press every seam. When I learned to sew as a teenager my sewing teacher emphasized this all the time! I really love the automatic shut off because I always forget to turnit off!

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    Dec 30, 2009, 04.15 PMby alldressedinstripes

    Most of the clothes I sew are knits and I admit to skimping on ironing them, but I also do a lot of quilting, which requires constant ironing. My wish list: a bigger water reservoir so it doesn’t constantly have to be filled; one of those wire contraptions that holds the cord up so it doesn’t wrinkle the fabric; and last but not least, NO SPITTING!!

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    Dec 30, 2009, 04.12 PMby summerbreeze-1

    I use my iron every time I sew on every seam, like my momma taught me. :) I’m using a pretty cheap iron, and I wish it steamed better.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 04.00 PMby m111

    I use my iron for every step of sewing but i wish it would heat up quicker.

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