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Maryn
07-22-2018, 08:45 PM
Ever since I left home for college back in nineteen (cough-cough)-eight, I've had one cheap steam iron after another. Most were under $20. None of them steamed terribly well. Even thought I used distilled water, every one of them stopped steaming altogether in due time, and I'd replace it with another cheap iron.

A year or so back, I finally bought a good iron, and man, what took me so long? It's amazing and wonderful. It heats to the desired temperature in under a minute. It steams a lot. It has a big reservoir for water and you can see how full it's getting so you never spill over onto the ironing board. It has a pointy tip for getting inside stitched corners. It has safety features, including turning itself off after a period in which it isn't tipped for use as well as a blinking light to remind you it's plugged in.

So if you sew or quilt--or iron clothes--don't delay as long as I did.

Maryn, older and wiser

P.S. I'm sure there are many great choices, but the one I bought is this one (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004VRVBZG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1), which is under $40 now. (I paid more.)

MaeZe
07-23-2018, 12:27 AM
It's purdy. :)

I need an iron but first I have to make room for an ironing board.

Alessandra Kelley
07-23-2018, 01:59 AM
My sewing area is on the top floor and the ironing area is in the basement, but yes, having a good iron makes a huge difference in sewing.

Maryn
07-23-2018, 06:02 PM
In my dream house, I have a huge room for sewing where both my machines can be set up, the ironing board and sleeve board have their own spots, and there's room for a cutting table. And a rack for those Rubbermaid bins where I store fabric.

Like I said, it's just a dream...

Filigree
07-23-2018, 11:45 PM
Oh yes, a dream studio. Somerset Studio Magazines has a dedicated magazine (https://stampington.com/where-women-create) profiling the lairs of creative people, which I enviously and affectionately call 'studio porn'. Mine is set up in our 'gaming room' or scattered through the house. Sigh. I am looking at that Rowenta iron since my (good but old) iron doesn't have the Features. I also need to buy or make some more ironing board covers for my mini-board.

I could not do my fiber art without an iron. And, apparently, wash-out clear Tacky glue from Aleene's.