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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 30, 2009, 03.59 PMby ana555

    i use it all the time. i wish it had auto- pilot.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 03.52 PMby soul-saccharine

    All the time – I am addicted to ironing!

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    Dec 30, 2009, 03.47 PMby susanssewing

    I love to iron all of my sewing projects. It makes me happy when I see the finished project. I go through irons like crazy. My

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    Dec 30, 2009, 03.47 PMby digitalgeisha

    If I’m sewing, then my iron is fired up, and I’m ironing. I iron everything from fine Japanese silk to burlap, so I need versatility. I currently have a cheapo model that doesn’t have much power or auto shut-off. My sister has a professional iron and the difference can be measured in lightyears. The steam is much finer and the heat more evenly distributed. Power, precision and versatililty are what my iron lacks.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 03.45 PMby jamama3

    My iron us used throughout the sewing project though it goes on and off a lot. The most important feature is the steam as it is how i get really good pressing jobs done.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 03.45 PMby sewsome

    Can you sew without an iron?! My iron is on continuously when I sew. I press the pattern before I place it on the fabric, then each seam, dart, and lining as I go. I can’t imagine being creative in the sewing room without an iron. I have used the Rowenta iron you are giving away at my sister-in-law’s house and it is WONDERFUL! It would be great to have an iron with a long cord, a larger water reservoir, and the smooth, free gliding surface of this iron is my favorite part.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 03.43 PMby megrje

    I use my iron constantly in patchwork, and love the heavy weight of it in pressing seams open. I only wish it was closer to my sewing machine!

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    Dec 30, 2009, 03.42 PMby annela

    I can’t do without my iron when sewing. But my iron has to be replaces soon with a new one and why not a Rowenta?

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    Dec 30, 2009, 03.42 PMby gizala

    I use my iron for EVERY sewing project. Steam, steam, steam!

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    Dec 30, 2009, 03.37 PMby momster007

    I don’t use my iron at all anymore because I don’t have one! I used to use my iron for every project, but it died on me. So I got another one (another cheap-o off-brand iron) and it died after a few months, as well. Now I’m saving my pennies for a nice one rather than wasting more money on something that will break in a short time. Only rich people can afford cheap things.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 03.35 PMby ladybugsewingstudio

    Ironing is essential to all of my projects from start to finish. I actually have this Rowenta iron and LOVE it. It was the very best new purchase for my business in 2009. I can’t even describe how much easier it is to produce professional projects with the right tools! My only wish….an auto shut-off mechanism. I’ve left is on twice now over night. EEEK. Fortunately it is very stable and there wasn’t any chance of the family pets knocking it off the base. If you don’t win this one…consider saving up for one. You’ll be happy you did!

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    Dec 30, 2009, 03.34 PMby kfrohmberg

    I need an iron which doesn’t automatically shut off. I use it constantly when sewing and it’s a nuisance when it turns itself off. Excellent steam is another important feature — it makes a huge difference in the final result of the project. A good iron is as important as a good machine. Katie

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    Dec 30, 2009, 03.32 PMby kissyxoxo

    I’ve realized that I need to use an iron all the time! I constantly have to borrow my mom’s iron which is burried beneath tons of crafting material each time~ what a pain! Due largely to your site, i’ve been inspired to design my own skirts, dresses, tees. I’m still a beginner but i’m obsessed! My goal is to make an awesome high wasted skirt withe tulle underneath for my birthday. I would love an iron/ my favorite feature? Steeeeeammm!!!!

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    Dec 30, 2009, 03.30 PMby ladydae

    As a beginner, I am just starting to reakize the importance of the iron. I rarely iron especially before. My iron is a regular iron and it doesn’t have a great steam feature. I wish it did.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 03.30 PMby madrid64

    My iron is crucial to all my sewing projects and i use it on every project. I wish my iron got hotter so i wouldn’t have to go over the same area repeatedly to get it smooth and flat enough.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 03.28 PMby ladydae

    As a beginner, I am just starting to reakize the importance of the iron. I rarely iron especially before. My iron is a regular iron and it doesn’t have a great steam feature. I wish it did.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 03.27 PMby ashtonp210

    I use an iron constantly throughout sewing projects – the finished products look so much better! I wish the water reservoir was larger.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 03.27 PMby heidimonkey

    I use my iron every day and every few minutes when I’m sewing. The key to a nicely made project is being able to press it often. The most important feature in an iron is autoshut off I think, that way I don’t have to worry about not turning off the iron as it does it for me!

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    Dec 30, 2009, 03.26 PMby khalid

    I use my iron every so often since i have learned that ironing every piece of ur project/sewing outfit is of great importance.ironing makes ur sewing look very professional and to perfection. i really wish my iron could hav a much bigger capacity space to store water,and allow extra steam for even more perfect outfits without burning them! Ironing while sewing is VERY IMPORTANT!!

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    Dec 30, 2009, 03.23 PMby atom

    Ironing can change the way a garment shapes around the body.The steam can help to “hide” unwanted mistakes, so I use it at every seam and to adjust the hems.It gives another life to the fabric so it’s essential foe every tailor.I ’m looking for a better steaming effect and I wish my iron would have special features for all kind of textures and fabrics. Afterall, you cannot treat silk like cotton:P

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    Dec 30, 2009, 03.21 PMby thewiltedmagnolia

    A better question would be “When do I NOT use the iron”? I wish more irons now did NOT have the auto shut off feature, or at least give me option of not using it! As soon as I get up from the sewing machine, it’s cut off and I have to wait…again. LOL

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    Dec 30, 2009, 03.21 PMby sixtypixies

    I use my iron on every single project to press seams and get rid of wrinkles on more stubborn projects. This is the iron I’ve had since college and that is the sole reason I am still attached to it. It doesn’t work very well. It takes a century to heat up, the steam feature just doesn’t exist, and I have to apply excessive pressure to get it to press. So, that’s what I’m looking for in an iron: something that heats up and cools down quickly, something that steams really well, and something that is easily maneuverable. I suppose an iron is a strange souvenir to keep from college!

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    Dec 30, 2009, 03.21 PMby dgrandmommy

    I am considered the “ironing queen”. My Iron is my best friend for all my sewing progects. Can not be without it! I steam while I iron and am always having to refill the water with each piece. Any solutions? Maybe a new iron? Any recommendatios?

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    Dec 30, 2009, 03.12 PMby sewcutebydebbie

    I use my iron about 3 hours a day. What I would love is an attachable plate that mimicked a press cloth.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 03.11 PMby betsybesq

    I am an “iron as you go” type of gal, because I find that projects turn out so much more professional-looking with careful and precise ironing. That being said, my current (VERY well-used!) iron has sprung a leak, so when I fill it with water, only part of the water stays in the iron and produces steam! I end up with a sort of puddle on the ironing board!

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    Dec 30, 2009, 03.11 PMby londonbound

    By pressing your material and the seams while sewing it makes your project look more store bought rather than home made. So i use my iron a lot the results are wonderful! I wish that my iron wouldn’t shut off after 5min of ironing!

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    Dec 30, 2009, 03.08 PMby brunettetruth

    I have an iron but as it’s not very good I rarely use it. I wish I did, though, as it’s so helpful for projects.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 03.05 PMby nmjcny

    I use an iron every time I sew, which is at least three times a week. I have three irons. One is an old dressmakers iron that will stay on until I turn it off. It has many settings for any temp I need. It does not steam and has a perfectly flat bottom with no holes. I use it on fabric as well as tissue paper or anything else I craft with that I want to iron. One end of the iron is pointed and the back end is rounded which allows me to get into the seams of the different shapes I create. It is simple to clean because it doesn’t have any holes or ridges to worry about. My regular iron keeps turning off if I don’t use it every two to three minutes. I use distilled water, however, the iron still clogs and I have to constantly clean it out. I also use a tiny seam iron for small projects. As others have written, a larger reservoir would be great and a steam iron that didn’t clog would be my dream iron.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 03.00 PMby aeccles

    I cannot sew without an iron! I love making crisp folds and pleats.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 02.59 PMby longtimegeek

    I use my iron all the time when sewing – it is one important detail I took away from the “home Ec” class so long ago. It really is a key to getting a really nice result for all that work.

    I am fascinated by the idea of the water reservoir - the ability to go so long without refilling -- and regular tap water ????

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