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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, 06.50 PMby firenice468

    I use my iron throughout the sewing process— pressing the fabric before cutting out the pattern pieces, pressing all the seams and hems…I wish the steam setting was more reliable though; sometimes it doesn’t work, sometimes it spurts out a bunch of water, and sometimes it works fine!

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    Dec 29, 2009, 06.50 PMby moonshae

    When I started sewing I never realised how much better pressing made things. I have a cheap supermarket iron and I wish it had an accurate temperature gauge

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    Dec 29, 2009, 06.50 PMby starryeyes11

    I don’t think I could sew without my iron, it is that integral to me. I wish it had a bigger water reservoir, so I wouldn’t have to refill it all of the time!

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    Dec 29, 2009, 06.49 PMby spngejen

    I use an iron on my projects very often. I wish that my iron had a better handle! Right now I use a terrible and small portable one!

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    Dec 29, 2009, 06.49 PMby miss-diabolique

    My iron is garbage so unfortunately it seems i use my iron a LOT in fact i use my iron so much i have little time to get to the actual crafting i set out to do in the first place! lol I would say the most important feature i wish my iron had would be a good sized water basin and a better steam option.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 06.48 PMby reta

    I use the iron to press every seam, so very very often! The steam feature I love the best, and also the possibility to spray over the seam.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 06.46 PMby camelama

    I’m always using my iron on a project – pressing seams, making sure wrinkles don’t change the shape while I cut, etc. Though sometimes i get lazy! :) I most appreciate that my iron can shut itself off if I forget – what a lifesaver.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 06.27 PMby sewbissy

    I’m always using my iron when I’m working on a project. I most appreciate irons with automatic shut-off and powerful steaming.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 06.27 PMby hazellizzie

    I use my iron A Lot during projects. It’s kind of old and plain so any new features would excite me, but I would really like it to hold more water.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 06.26 PMby goldilox

    My iron is a part of my sewing process and before i sew i turn my iron on. I wish it had a more powerful steam blast. It doesn’t steam much anymore and before that i could not control the blasts

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    Dec 29, 2009, 06.22 PMby susieq3123

    Whenever I sew, the first thing I do is turn my iron on. When working on a project, I use it constantly. The best feature of my iron is the steam setting, this is most important to me especially when working with cotton.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 06.22 PMby elaine-bin

    I use my iron a lot when pressing seams to get them just right and also to make sure the hems are just right, but would like an iron with a better water capacity for the steam.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 06.21 PMby sonya123

    I use my iron a lot during construction. I wish my iron would switch off automatically.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 06.14 PMby Christy Austin

    I use my iron so much…press before cutting, press out seams, hemming. I wish my iron had more steam!

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    Dec 29, 2009, 06.12 PMby zickzack

    I use it after having washed the new fabric (if necessary) and to press the seams. Sometimes also for the hem when I want to fold it over. I wish my iron was bigger and I’d like to be able to close the water tank! And properly working steam would really be a great thing to have!!

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    Dec 29, 2009, 06.11 PMby scormeny

    Of course the iron is a major part of my sewing adventures, and I use it to fix my fabric grain, to press my fabric before cutting it out, to press my machine-sewn seams, and to fuse my interfacing.

    If there’s anything I need more of, it’s STEAM HEAT!! I would love a pressure-steam iron for my sewing room and Rowenta is definitely the preferred brand.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 06.03 PMby oonaballoona

    all the time. i love pressing seams! i wish my iron had a good steam feature, it sputters and leaks at the sight of water.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 06.02 PMby drainl

    Wow – I never thought I’d call an iron beautiful! I keep my iron running while sewing – I like to keep my seams pressed as I go. I think it’s important for irons to have an auto-off feature (although it can be annoying at times). Once I left my old iron on all day. Scary!

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    Dec 29, 2009, 06.00 PMby gwynethwhite

    i use my iron constantly when sewing anything. i always want/need more steam.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 05.58 PMby alemess

    I use my iron a lot when sewing. I like to press all the pattern pieces before I work with them, and I press seams flat after I sew them. Since my iron is a pretty crappy ($8 from a discount store) I wish it just worked better in general.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 05.58 PMby karrelle

    I use my iron for every seam. Sometimes if the fabric is not smooth enough I will iron the fabric before cutting. I wish my iron could hold more water for the steam so that I don’t have to stop to fill it up.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 05.54 PMby trademark

    I use my iron for every seam that is sewn. I have used an industrial iron at a job I had as a seamstress, and I really wish my home iron could iron as well as that one. I’m not sure what the difference is…probably more steam. Sometimes if I have to iron something especially nice, I take it to my old job and borrow theirs.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 05.43 PMby erisagal

    I use my iron all the time—good pressing is essential to the look of a finished project. I like my current Rowenta, but wish it could go longer between fill-ups.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 05.39 PMby kellybeans

    I use it all the time: from pressing and steamimg the fabric before I cut to the final pressing and steaming to give it a professional look! I press every little seam along the way so everything looks perfect by the end! I wish my iron had a big water reservoire, didn’t leak and was more powerfull when it comes to steam… sadly,mine is old and cheap!

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    Dec 29, 2009, 05.35 PMby themadbalmer

    I use my iron for pressing ALL THE TIME! I like it to get extra steamy…

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    Dec 29, 2009, 05.27 PMby htwollin

    I consider a good steam iron to be almost the most important tool I have. I use it from the moment I cut out a pattern to straighten out the tissue all the way through to the final ironing or steam pressing of the project. I wish I had an iron that put out more steam though.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 05.24 PMby elisabetsy

    I learned early on in my sewing experience that pressing is an important key to effective sewing. I keep my iron plugged in for the duration of my work on a project. The one I have does the job, but it is kind of old. I wish it were lighter weight and didn’t leak.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 05.23 PMby wzrdreams

    I use my iron all the time. I need to find a good pressing cloth, but the thing I wish it had was a larger water resevoire.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 05.22 PMby kckatyana

    Pressing is one of my favorite parts about sewing! I love the smell and the satisfaction of seing a piece of fabric flatten or curve. I wish my iron didn’t leak!

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    Dec 29, 2009, 05.18 PMby asherdasher

    I use my iron all the time during sewing projects, yet I always feel like I should use it more. I wish that my iron had autoshutoff. It’s a travel iron, so unfortunately it doesn’t have lots of bells and whistles.

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