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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 18, 2011, 04.36 PMby nouvellegamine

    it would help me press and finish my holiday sewing crafts.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 04.36 PMby rxxanne

    I don’t know how my iron gets scratched … Smooth, yes.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 04.34 PMby queijada

    This would help all of my holiday outfits look their best, as well as finishing up those last-minute gifts. Compared to my current iron, it would be like ironing with a Ferrari!

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    Dec 18, 2011, 04.32 PMby shelleysews

    Large, see-thru tank! My iron’s tank is no transparent, so I start pressing and run out of water. Less time filling, more time pressing. Have been making a lot of presents and pressing takes a surprising amount of my sewing time. Having a Focus would streamline the process considerably.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 04.26 PMby svoebel

    Focus by Rowenta would help me produce more professional results. I have long been taught the importance of steaming between sewing steps in order to produce a well tailored garment. I thoroughly believe if I had a more professional iron, with the larger reservoir and shut off for safety, it would make the job easier. Rowenta irons are known to be high end quality products.. If I win, I promise to show a picture of my garment and my Rowenta.

    Thanks for the opportunity, and Merry Chiristmas to everyone reading this!

    Sherri Voebel Naperville, IL 60563sherrilynnvoebel@hotmail.com 630-765-1161


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    Dec 18, 2011, 04.10 PMby mimiohs

    Ironing isn’t one of my favorite things to do but a new iron would certainly aide in the sewing process. Additionally, my present iron has been dumped off my ironing board several times and could stand to be replaced.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 04.09 PMby tru

    Rowenta irons are always the iron of choice. The new Focus features would be perfect for my long hours of sewing. The 3 way shut off and large tank also fit well in full day workshops where many students would be up and down needing the iron. Perfect. Tru

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    Dec 18, 2011, 04.04 PMby yosoyyo

    I hate doing dishes- I hate them with a passion but I LOVE washing clothes by hand and LOVE IRONING! There is no chore that i like best and when i am sewing or quilting I always feel that the iron helps me with a “umpf” more, by giving whether I have made a more exact or professional look. When seams don’t fully match, when my corners in quilting are not sharp enough, i know that with a good iron and great steam I will take my craft to a new level. again, I REALLY REALLY ENJOY ironing! having this iron will be like owning a ferrari! is not too much to ask for, right? Also, I don’t celebrate Christmas but Hannukah and i love making some Star of David decoration, imagine the crisp angles I could get with an iron like this! and when making babies clothes for presents all through the year? what more could I ask for!

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    Dec 18, 2011, 04.04 PMby awil

    in the family xmas photo, i would not look wrinkled!

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    Dec 18, 2011, 04.02 PMby bitterbunny

    it would help me prep for the holidays by auto shutting off so fast if tipped because i constantly have to close the door and/or ensure my cats haven’t sneaked into the sewing room. :D

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    Dec 18, 2011, 04.02 PMby flashabou

    Since most of my x-mas sewing is done I would like to use it on a winter wall hanging I am working on!

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    Dec 18, 2011, 03.58 PMby sewlovely-1

    I’m still working on several holiday projects and having a good, reliable iron is essential in getting professional results in sewing.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 03.46 PMby lgenie

    no sewing project is ever professional looking without a proper pressing.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 03.42 PMby bekabug8

    It would help make all the xmas presents that I have to make for my family.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 03.34 PMby lowson

    So long as it doesn’t leak like my current one does, it will help in all my ironing.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 03.30 PMby ashdesign

    My old rowenta is on it’s way out the door. This iron will be perfectly timed!

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    Dec 18, 2011, 03.28 PMby talldrinkofwater

    I would use this iron to help with the dresses I am making for a wedding and new years! All the pressing and steaming that needs to be done would be a breeze.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 03.28 PMby Marcella H

    It will help me by pressing my new collection in a speedy time b/c of the microsteam holes…….oh how I like microsteam holes. :)

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    Dec 18, 2011, 03.28 PMby SewSunshine

    I;m still sewing many items and naturally a nice iron to flatten out all the material before cutting would be wonderful. Then as always, ironing the holiday garment I’ll be wearing. After Christmas I’m teaching my granddaughter how to sew. I use an iron more than my sewing machine!

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    Dec 18, 2011, 03.25 PMby nostephot

    a great focus iron would make my holiday prep a lot quicker. I make all my presents and the iron I have now is as nice and seems to take alot of time to get things done… this would make things quicker and easier.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 03.22 PMby cmonahan99

    I love to make fancy napkins for the holidays. A great iron is so important to really get those seams and corners neat!

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    Dec 18, 2011, 03.19 PMby corarae

    I’ve decided to create all new table linens (table cloths, runners, basket liners, etc) for this Christmas, so a new iron would be a huge help!

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    Dec 18, 2011, 03.15 PMby gracemyrtle

    I don’t have your typical holiday projects. I manage the costumes for our dance studio’s yearly Nutcracker program. Not only do I prep the costumes for the production, I also create many of them. My little iron is hanging in there but I could definitely put a new to good use!

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    Dec 18, 2011, 03.15 PMby Shannon Kramp

    This iron would be a great replacement for my drippy iron. I would use this to steam clothing and iron my clothing for the holiday parties.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 03.14 PMby leahfranqui

    I could finished all my sewing projects in twice the time, plus I could iron my clothing before I go out to holiday parties!

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    Dec 18, 2011, 03.12 PMby Gina Marquis

    I’m stunned just by looking at this picture! I would use this to help block all of my knit/ crochet gifts and then again for everything that I end up sewing! This iron is marvelously spectacular!

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    Dec 18, 2011, 03.04 PMby macoskrm

    I’m rushing to finish a ton of holiday gifts, and a new iron would help me with all of those tricky seams and hems!

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    Dec 18, 2011, 03.03 PMby nettie

    That’s an easy question to answer. I plan to spend the ENTIRE holiday season sewing and crafting. Which, of course, means that I will need an iron for pressing and steaming! My current one does not like my hobbyist tendencies ;o)

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    Dec 18, 2011, 02.56 PMby sradecki

    My iron is old and I am in need of a new one. This iron would be wonderful to work with as I sew my garments for Christmas.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 02.54 PMby gack89

    A new iron would help me this holiday season because I have some table cloths that are AWFUL to iron. A new iron would surely speed the process up a lot!

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