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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, 01.14 AMby wanderingmuse

    I’m making 2 dresses for my sister and I’m sure having a new iron will make the pressing even better!

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    Dec 19, 2011, 01.08 AMby multifaceted

    I did a ton of applique and patchwork sewing for this holiday already—a new Rowenta iron would have been perfect for pressing all those pieces and seams flat at every step of the way!

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    Dec 19, 2011, 12.51 AMby maire48

    A new iron like this one would make my Christmas a very merry one !

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    Dec 19, 2011, 12.51 AMby Erica Larsen

    I always try to make at least 1 thing for everybody on my list. My current iron is always running out of steam.

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    Dec 19, 2011, 12.47 AMby stefilu

    A good iron is always handy, not only for the holiday projects but for all year round projects.

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    Dec 19, 2011, 12.46 AMby ravenztarot

    last minute rumba ruffle panties diaper covers

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    Dec 19, 2011, 12.41 AMby okie2thdoctor

    This would be awesome to have- I have an iron that deposits rust on most everything it attempts to iron.

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    Dec 19, 2011, 12.32 AMby watatoe

    How would a new Focus iron help you prep for the holidays? Right now it would help by not leaving mineral deposit stains on the items I’m pressing when I use the steam setting! Argh! I need a new iron! I’ve cleaned mine, emptied the tank completely and still I get rust colored mineral stains. It’s time for new!

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    Dec 19, 2011, 12.31 AMby momof11

    Considering the number of quilts and clothing items I am making this Christmas it would be very handy indeed to have a new iron. And after Christmas I begin working on my daughter’s wedding dress…how nice it would be to have an iron that doesn’t leak and spit when i try using steam!

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    Dec 19, 2011, 12.25 AMby Tai B

    It would help with getting my holiday outfits done! _

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    Dec 18, 2011, 11.59 PMby Lucha Suarez

    Mama needs a new iron!!!

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    Dec 18, 2011, 11.58 PMby abandonedsock

    right now i use my roommates iron, which leaks. a new one would be wonderful.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 11.54 PMby Loveta

    A new Focus iron would help me prep for the holidays by helping me with one of the major sewing rules – press the seam before sewing across it – while making all the last minute gifts.?
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    Dec 18, 2011, 11.52 PMby doyaski

    A new Rowenta iron would propel me from drudgery to non-drudgery :)

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    Dec 18, 2011, 11.51 PMby medalline

    I could finally return my mother’s iron and then she wouldn’t nag me about it. That would make my holiday smoother. XD

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    Dec 18, 2011, 11.50 PMby anytag

    It would certainly help to press seams as I sew.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 11.48 PMby jp4u2cme

    It would help me to have a better completed garment. Pressing is essential for a great finished garment.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 11.47 PMby carlachan

    again… no intl member able to joint? :(

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    Dec 18, 2011, 11.37 PMby tanetane

    I don’t know, it looks so pretty to use.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 11.36 PMby cynthiay

    Every person who sees needs to have a good iron for pressing seams open, fusing interfacing, shaping and pressing fabric.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 11.36 PMby Danielle Boulay

    It would help me make lots and lots of bias tape!

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    Dec 18, 2011, 11.28 PMby Jodie St. Clair

    I would love a new iron. Mine is a cheapie and very limited. Great giveaway.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 11.27 PMby burda-user-747564

    It would replace my first iron I ever purchased some 17 years ago. It has keep my and my family wrinkle free as well as ironed my sewing seams very nicely. The last few months, it’s age is showing and a new quality iron would just be ever so wonderful!

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    Dec 18, 2011, 11.25 PMby foliusdesign

    I would use the Focus iron to help press my last minute crafting and sewing projects.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 11.21 PMby ldlakip

    I am an iron fanatic and iron pretty much everyting I wear—even jeans. I am on my second Rowenta as my daughter took my first one. My iron is about to run out of steam and I am definitely needing a new one. I use it everyday for clothes, sewing, crafts you name it. Even my husband irons too! So our iton has been well used and had a good life—Rowenta irons are the BEST I have ever used. Even had a Rowenta travel iron which my daughter also took….I guess you can say I passed my Rowenta ironing obsession on to my daughter who will only use a Rowenta as well!

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    Dec 18, 2011, 11.16 PMby Laurie Green

    It would help me get the wrinkles out of all my Christmas linens that have been stored squashed in a box while at the same time helping me create more!

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    Dec 18, 2011, 11.14 PMby kelleymcaloon

    A Rowenta iron would help me give back. I make projects for the needy. I made 3 quilts this year for fire victims. And jammies and fabric paper dolls for 10 orphans. As we all know if its not ironed well, it will not be sewn well.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 11.07 PMby grainline

    It would be a huge help as I’m trying to finish up Christmas presents and my iron is on it’s last legs. It’s starting to leak and doesn’t want to steam much right now either.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 11.06 PMby gdavid3039

    Would iron and freshen up the linens

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    Dec 18, 2011, 11.03 PMby madrid64

    I would use this iron for all my holiday crafts, aprons, chefs hats, quilts, etc.

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