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Due to special regulations, we have been informed that today’s giveaway is only for U.S. members. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience to all of our international members, and hope that you will participate in the majority of this month’s giveaways that are available to everyone.

Welcome to Day 18 of our Holiday Giveaway! Win a Focus Iron from Rowenta! Comment on this blog article by 10AM (EST) Monday, December 19th to be entered to win!

Focus iron features:

– 3-way auto shutoff turns iron off in 8 minutes if left vertical and 30 seconds if left horizontal or tipped over

- 400 microsteam holes for perfect steam distribution

- Extra large 10 oz. transparent water tank with graduation lines for precise readings

- Large thermostat knob

- Scratch-resistant soleplate, comfort handle and soft touch rear for extra stability

Comment to Win: How would a new Focus iron help you prep for the holidays?


This giveaway is sponsored by Rowenta

Please note: If selected as a winner, any personal information you provide to receive your prize in this giveaway is subject to the sponsor’s privacy rules. These may differ from BurdaStyle’s rules, so please review the rules before entering your information. BurdaStyle is not responsible for the handling of your data in connection with this giveaway.

[Update 12/19/11] – Congratulations to member veronicareed for winning the Holiday Giveaway Day 18!


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    Dec 19, 2011, 02.42 PMby boomer57

    I would use the iron to help me block some of the old sweaters I am felting and turning into gifts.

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    Dec 19, 2011, 02.42 PMby kdschafer

    A new iron would be a great help getting everyone’s outfit looking its best. My old one has seen better days.

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    Dec 19, 2011, 02.32 PMby megmcg

    Having an iron that doesn’t leak everywhere would help me actually get the new tree skirt sewn!

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    Dec 19, 2011, 02.24 PMby ellesassypants

    while i’m in the middle of a few last minute holiday gift projects . . . this iron would be most helpful in preparing my children and i for our round of holiday visits. . . a quality iron would be a step up from my “Just-spray-it-with-a-water-bottle-and-toss-it-in-the-dryer” ironing technique!

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    Dec 19, 2011, 01.47 PMby caelum224

    I make fabric bowls which need ironed together. This would really help speed up the process and my current iron is on the fritz.

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    Dec 19, 2011, 01.40 PMby kannika yukong

    This would speed up my Xmas pajamas assembly line!

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    Dec 19, 2011, 01.29 PMby sukino

    I am planning on making a memory quilt using my late husband’s old clothes. This iron should help a lot by replacing my old leaking iron.

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    Dec 19, 2011, 01.07 PMby suzeb

    I made my husband a wool knit hoodie for Christmas and I could give it a good iron before I wrap it up for him.

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    Dec 19, 2011, 12.32 PMby oddduck

    I’d make good use of that ironing my dresses!

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    Dec 19, 2011, 12.30 PMby Stitchgirl78

    This beautiful iron would help me press seams on my holiday sewing projects, as well as throughout the entire year. Yaaayyyy!

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    Dec 19, 2011, 12.26 PMby MsAnthropy

    This would definitely help with all those last minute projects!

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    Dec 19, 2011, 11.54 AMby vicsguy2009

    One less gift to buy!

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    Dec 19, 2011, 11.32 AMby kath4kids

    It would help flatten out all the gifts I’m making for the teachers!

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    Dec 19, 2011, 11.08 AMby stacystemp

    The auto shutoff might come in handy, as I tend to be more scatterbrained during the holidays!

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    Dec 19, 2011, 08.59 AMby hwoodjusto

    this would allow me to quickly iron my clothes after they got thrown about in my suitcase during my holiday travels..got to look sharp at all the holiday gatherings!…plus it would take the place of my iron that just died…never had that happen before, but it no longer turns on:(

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    Dec 19, 2011, 08.47 AMby babyjenn

    Well…first, it would minimize the amount of accidents that could happen with my 3 three children running under foot while I am trying to get the rest of my gifts ready. But truly, I have friends that are paying me to make homemade gifts and all of my gifts are sewn this year so it would help me give gifts that are the most presentable they could be. :)

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    Dec 19, 2011, 06.46 AMby iloveicecream2

    This iron is beautiful and would replace the ancient one i currently have! Auto shut off?!

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    Dec 19, 2011, 06.40 AMby lauramae

    An iron is an essential sewing tool, and it would be fabulous to have a brand new one for all those last minute projects that need to get done before the end of the year.

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    Dec 19, 2011, 06.35 AMby megatron

    This Iron would help me look my best by pressing those wrinkles out so I can sport my hand made holiday clothing!

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    Dec 19, 2011, 06.26 AMby pgf

    it would help me steam finish the felted items I made for presents.

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    Dec 19, 2011, 06.25 AMby dianajanssen

    I’m fond of saying that 90% of sewing a garment that looks good is pressing. I can make a complex garment with the most expensive fabric, sew all the seams perfectly and do all other techniques wonderfully but if I don’t press each seam as I go, the garment will look terrible. So I would use the Focus iron on everything I sew not just my holiday sewing but year round (although holiday sewing is #1 on my priority list) so that each item is properly finished thanks to pressing with a great iron.

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    Dec 19, 2011, 06.11 AMby selleck

    What a great iron and a great giveaway. Thank you.

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    Dec 19, 2011, 06.10 AMby simonewarrior

    The holidays don’t end with just Christmas! I will definitely need to use my new Focus iron (if I win it) to get ready for New Years, then 4 days later is my birthday, then of course I will need to iron my outfits for Valentines day…everything just starts all over again with the New Year and before you know it we are facing Halloween and Christmas all over again….it’s a vicious cycle…and I enjoy it! ;)

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    Dec 19, 2011, 05.43 AMby sunquistadora

    It would help me get all my dress clothes pressed and ready! My current one is dying!

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    Dec 19, 2011, 05.26 AMby initabermudezyahoocom

    Love that iron, I iron all my sewing , Sure will make things easy.

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    Dec 19, 2011, 05.05 AMby embmimi

    Oh my gosh! I use an iron everyday of my life Ironing my clothes and sewing! I have gone through so many irons in the last few years. I don’t understand how anyone can sew without using an iron constantly! Just my pet peeve to see wrinkled projects.


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    Dec 19, 2011, 05.01 AMby simonewarrior

    Again, I have multiple projects I am doing and everything needs to be ironed constantly but each on different settings. My current irons steaming mechanism is no longer working properly, so a new Focus Iron is just what I need. I like the different shut off options that is has built into it. To be honest, I love German Ingenuity, I have owned VW’s and I know the value of a great German product. I’m sure this iron is the one to outlast all my others! ….so I am ready to receive you, Focus Iron!

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    Dec 19, 2011, 04.57 AMby cands2010

    It would help me iron out all the wrinkles from making 20 pairs of boxers for my 3 boys!!

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    Dec 19, 2011, 04.56 AMby Jkabana

    If I had it now, … The fabric gift boxes and the holiday shorts would come together a whole lot faster and cleaner looking.

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    Dec 19, 2011, 04.51 AMby emily-marie

    This would be a great help in prepping for Christmas because my sister is asking for an iron! I LOVE my Rowenta iron and it would be great to spread the joy. :)

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