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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, 07.14 PMby eeceebb

    I use my iron every day! Powerful steam and heft are the most valuable features to me in an iron. I would love it if I had an iron that never clogged or sputtered or sprayed out bits of dried debris. Thank you!

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.14 PMby lindzsnyder

    I am a crazy person when it comes to using my iron while sewing. I love that my iron gets nice and hot and heats accurately.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.14 PMby michele921

    I use my iron all the time, it is a must for sewing. I have 2 cheap irons and just drool over the nicer irons. I would love to have the steam be hotter than my cheap ones give. never enough heat when you are trying to fuse things,have tried using wood under the iron to direct the heat better. It does help though so guess it could be worse LOL Irons are a much needed tool for any sewing room.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.14 PMby kat887500

    I have a pretty cheep iron but I use it when I can. It’s finest feature it the fact it can become hot and flatten things. I wish it had a retractable cord at times or perhaps didn’t leak.I have to say I use it to prep my projects… most of the time.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.13 PMby dragonfly64

    I don’t iron as much as I should out of frustration with the iron I have. It doesn’t have the right profile or the right amount of pressure, nor does it heat up quick enough for my liking. I value all these things in an iron, plus the ability to get out deep wrinkles.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.13 PMby mellemel

    I use mine nonstop, steaming is a great veratile tool to have around.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.13 PMby siovhon

    The Iron is one of the most important things while working on a project. I press the seams of every project, as I go along. Once I am finished with the entire project, then I put the finishing touches on the garment with an iron. I can not stress enough how important an iron is to a project. It gives the garment a more polished and ready made look. The most important feature that my iron has is the right temperatures. That is very important when working with various fabrics. Coming in a close second is the point of the iron. The point of the iron needs to be able to get into some tight spots (again for a more polished and professional look).

    The one thing that I wished my iron had was an upright steamer……….

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.12 PMby immerbeginner

    I use my iron A LOT – especially since I like making Bias Tape and am quite anal about making the ends fold in and almost meet. The 2-pronged Feature essential to me is that the iron maintain/give off steam for some time, without requiring refilling, while at the same time staying ‘light’/not being so heavy.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.12 PMby barbadollies

    I use my iron at EVERY step in my sewing projects in order to avoid that made at home look, and I dearly wish that my iron had the professional steamer feature!

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.12 PMby rifka

    My iron is always set up beside me when sewing. Hems, darts and pressed seams galore. I enjoy the steam blast button, makes me feel like I gave it a little extra blast to hold. Ah, the little pleasures.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.12 PMby maar04

    I am constantly using my iron. It is essential part of sewing for me. My iron is super old and heavy, so a new one would be a real treat!

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.11 PMby gonzalesjer

    I use my iron almost with every seam….my mother taught me you can tell the difference from a good seamstress from a bad one by how they press their work. I have always, always purchased a high end iron

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.11 PMby debbishaw

    i use it occasionally during construction, just to see how it will be

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.10 PMby pickleroo

    I use my iron constantly when sewing. It is one of my favorite tools. I just wish I had a much nicer one, like this one! I wish my steam setting were much better. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. I hope I win!!

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.10 PMby jensrad

    Ugh, I HATE ironing. I’ve been known to throw something in the dryer for a quick spin just to avoid it. I try to be diligent about it when I’m sewing, because every time I’ve tried to cut corners, and not press a seam flat, etc, it shows. I wish my iron didn’t have such an efficient auto shut off, because there’s nothing more frustrating than to be mid-project, go to use the darn thing, and discover that it once again has shut itself off!

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.10 PMby leilapeila

    How often do I use my iron when working on projects? Non-stop! Pressing seams, creating straps, and finishing. It makes everything look crisp and professional. The most important feature of my iron? I love that my iron turns itself off. I’m always forgetting to do that. I wish that it would steam more.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.10 PMby abbycat

    I use my iron almost every time I sew and I wish it had an auto-off feature and better adjustable heat settings. Of course, it’s 1970 avocado-colored and I got it at a garage sale 6 years ago for $2.50, so the fact that it works at all is amazing.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.10 PMby coppergonzo

    My mother is an expert paper piecer and miniature quilter and she taught me nothing is more important than ironing while you sew. Even if you never iron it after you finish, ironing while you sew makes pieces fit together correctly. I love the steam function on my iron but i wish i didn’t have to fill it so often..

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.09 PMby mindymindy

    i use my iron every time i sew! i like a long cord, mine is way too short.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.09 PMby Jennifer Van Den Brink

    I use my iron constantly. I use a lot of interfacing and stabilizers. The problem I have with my current iron is that the auto shutoff shuts it off too soon and the water reservoir has developed a leak so as soon as it starts cooling down, I’ll reach for it and water spills all over my project. ARGH!

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.09 PMby lmariann

    I really hate to iron, that’s why I try not to use it. But maybe this ironer would change my mind.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.09 PMby starwalker

    I wish my iron had a slick surface, a sharp point, did not spit water out on the fabric, and did not fall off the ironing board!

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.08 PMby knitmonkey

    I use my iron from start to finish while working on a project for smoother seams and a sharp finish. I love a good shot of steam & wish my current iron was a bit stronger in that department.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.07 PMby blueeyedgenius13

    i use my iron a lot! I feel I’m constantly trying to gain perfect lines and seams and because my iron doesn’t get too hot, I leave it sitting on stuff to really get the kinks out. I’d like if I had a steaming option or higher heat capacity because then I wouldn’t have to wait so long for it to complete heating. What a great prize this would be!

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.07 PMby prudencerabbit

    Very often—pretty much every seam (except when working on knits). Like others, I wish my iron had a bigger water reservoir.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.07 PMby annalalaith

    you have to have an Iron, even in Doll sewing. I use it as much as I can. I don’t know what I would do to my Iron to make it better, but it is getting kinda old.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.07 PMby claudette-featherbottom

    I use my iron a lot. When sewing, I probably use it more than my sewing machine. I wish my iron had a more powerful steam feature.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.06 PMby hellocozy

    I use it ALL THE TIME when I’m sewing. Gotta press those seams! I love the steam shot (although my current iron does not have this feature).

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.06 PMby cinnamon

    I have a different Rowenta and before I got it I rarely used an iron. But after I got the iron I do have I use it on almost every seam. I make bags and love how crisp I can get edges now. I wish it had a smaller base but still had the weight and I wish it had a larger tank. I have to fill it up every time I use it cause I go through so much steam.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.05 PMby cookx622

    I love being able to steam hems. I have a cheap iron, since we never got a nice one from our wedding registry. I would love one that could steam quickly!

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