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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, 04.49 AMby Joan Nass

    I would have the outfits for the grandchildren ready and looking sharp!

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    Dec 19, 2011, 04.45 AMby lydianna

    By getting all those outfits pressed and perfect gift-box ready.

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    Dec 19, 2011, 04.41 AMby sparkledonkey

    A new Focus iron would help tremendously with the heaps of handmade gifts I make each year! And likely return some joy to the process of sewing, unlike my current leaky, temperamental iron.

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    Dec 19, 2011, 04.25 AMby Cheryl Henderson

    Press my Holiday outfits and finish my wool blazer.

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    Dec 19, 2011, 04.09 AMby eckypucky

    It would be wonderful for finishing up last minute projects and getting things like the tableclothes pressed and ready for our holiday dinner!

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    Dec 19, 2011, 03.49 AMby rshelly13

    I would be able to finish all of my last minute projects.

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    Dec 19, 2011, 03.43 AMby Amy W

    It would help me stop yelling every time my stupid iron turned off in between pressing seams!

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    Dec 19, 2011, 03.42 AMby sunshinebreezy

    Oh, of course I’d nicely press my table cloth and my children’s holiday outfits. What an amazing iron!

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    Dec 19, 2011, 03.36 AMby robiedodson

    I love the thermostat control on these irons – soooo, I would LOVE to have this iron to help me press the creases out of my new oil cloth stash…so i can finally get around to sewing those oil cloth dopp bags for the dudes in my life!

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    Dec 19, 2011, 03.25 AMby suntory

    It’s gonna help me spend less time pressing clothes, the tablecloth, and Christmas projects so I can have more time enjoying the holidays with my family.

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    Dec 19, 2011, 03.21 AMby Mikgirl

    Pressing is so important to garment making… I’m making lots of pjs for x’mas gifts. Nice iron will help! :)

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    Dec 19, 2011, 03.18 AMby suz123

    I have a lot of things to iron and not enough time. It would be nice to pull out a few things I don’t wear as often because they take too much time to iron.

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    Dec 19, 2011, 03.15 AMby Kendra Jeffrey

    It would help me tremendously with finishing quilting projects and getting our linens together. We’ve inherited my fiance’s parent’s iron from like 1982…it’s a bit sketchy, so a new Rowenta would be a dream lol.

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    Dec 19, 2011, 03.07 AMby tina-c

    it would help me prep for the holidays by getting the tablecloth ironed with ease.

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    Dec 19, 2011, 02.55 AMby Jassper

    Some Holiday rituals can be nice, like going into your great grandmothers cedar chest for her Christmas linens. When you lay them out for pressing, steaming, the smell of the cedar filling the room stirs memories, thoughts drift back to when you as a child watched her pressing these same linens for the Christmas table. How such a simple item can bring such joy.

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    Dec 19, 2011, 02.55 AMby anothersewingmama

    An iron this beautiful would make ironing fun, instead of a chore. I would look forward to using it to sharpen up my seams and improve my sewing projects. thanks for the chance to win.

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    Dec 19, 2011, 02.54 AMby busybunch

    I would love to replace my iron with this! It would get my quilts done so much faster! and yes, I have a US mailing address :) ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    Dec 19, 2011, 02.51 AMby anothersewingmama

    I think with an iron this beautiful, getting it out would feel like less of a chore and more fun. It looks amazing.

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    Dec 19, 2011, 02.47 AMby reliablechef

    It would let me iron more clothes before needing a refill of water; something amazing when you have a family of 9 to clothe!

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    Dec 19, 2011, 02.42 AMby lizajane09

    I can’t live without my iron. This one sounds way swankier than my current one!

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    Dec 19, 2011, 02.41 AMby drainl

    Fancy! My dress clothes have been in storage so they all need a good pressing!

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    Dec 19, 2011, 02.22 AMby Christine Krueger

    Well, three weeks ago, my cat decided my ironing board looked like a great perch, and jumped onto it, knocking my iron off. Upon hitting the floor, the iron broke – the water tank for the steam function came off altogether and broke, it’s not repairable. While I can iron, I use the steam function often, especially with some of the costumes and embroidery sewing I do, I really need a new iron! It would be greatly appreciated!

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    Dec 19, 2011, 02.15 AMby jrees09

    I’m making pettiskirts as gifts for young cousins which involves pressing in half 100 yards of ribbon…enough said!

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    Dec 19, 2011, 02.07 AMby justthinkin

    My holiday linens would be a grand focus!!!!

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    Dec 19, 2011, 02.03 AMby saxysarah

    A new Iron would be great for my quilting this holiday season! It would be great to have any time of the year!

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    Dec 19, 2011, 02.01 AMby Erica F.

    It would help with all the aprons I’m making for my aunts for Christmas!

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    Dec 19, 2011, 02.00 AMby Tericelovetosew

    If I don’t win it I’ll have to buy a new one. Every good seamstress can’t do without.

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    Dec 19, 2011, 01.45 AMby manda-mae

    It would help me make my nephew’s quilt:-)

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    Dec 19, 2011, 01.41 AMby jeweleddragon

    I’d love a new iron to help me make my own last-second, DIY fabric Christmas tree! I’d use it for ironing all the wrinkles out of my stashed/recycled fabric, of course. ;D

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    Dec 19, 2011, 01.24 AMby paintedlady89

    This would be a dream to get all the holiday decorations and fabrics pressed to perfection. So thrilled to see the steam capabilities!

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