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July 10, 2015


Susan R.

I really enjoyed reading all of the iron comments. Seems as though we all suffer from the same problem. I would like to know if anyone has found a great spray bottle!! Mine all seem to leak more than my Rowenta.

Lisa D.

I didn't get to weigh in yesterday, but I have the Rowenta Pro Precision Steam Station. I've had it almost 5 years (in October), it hasn't let me down. I would buy it again in a heartbeat.

Barbara Anne

I enjoyed the many comments about irons, too, but am with Susan in wanting a good spray bottle. Any suggestions?

My Rowenta Ultra Professional came from Tuesday Morning and has lasted several years already.

Hope Kohl's has a good sale and good coupons soon and that Ozzie has lost his taste for electrical cords.


Beth Haynes

I do not usually comment but I have been studying irons, how important they are to quilting, how to care for them and what types are good. Of course everyone has different preferences. But what came mostly to my head when I read your blog was, have you cleaned out the inside of your iron? If you put white vinegar into your iron and let it steam away for 5 minutes and then repeat. After that you need to put clean water in and do the same. I too am not very good in my treatment of my iron. There are not many that are. But I have had my iron for quite a few years. You may find that you can revive your iron. I have done this and it does work. Since we have hard well water I get the dinking water from the store and for a minimal price I can get my iron to last longer without the scale. The other problem I have had, BTW I have a Rowenta Professional. Is the electrical cord breaking right where it comes out of the iron. My husband has been able to take it apart and redo it. It would have been gone a long time ago if I had not used these two things.
Good Luck with your irons. The forgotten very important part of quilting and sewing.


…and remember the time Ozzie destroyed the orange sandals?...


I don't know if it's the same in USA but sometimes there're great deals on amazon, too. Perhaps you should have a look there?


I too enjoyed reading all the comments about irons but didn't state my preference because I didn't want to jinx mine. I know that's pretty silly but I have had my TeFal for at least 14 ~ 15 yrs so not sure if I could find another one just like it. It's not heavy but probably considered medium wt ~ perfect for my arthritic hands.I love the finish on the sole plate ~ just glides so easy. It steams well & I do use distilled water. It also has a very narrow pointed end perfect for applique & opening seams when necessary. I've probably managed to keep it so long because I never take it out to use. For classes, retreats and guild workshops I take my little Rowenta Travel Iron. Great little irons but they do not last long enough. I also use my TeFal for garment assembly & ironing clothes.

Liz S.

All good information, as I too have gone through a few irons. Kohls? What a great idea! Thanks for asking the important questions! :)

Jennifer in Indy

I love my Rowenta, but sadly, it has started spitting and peeing and I fear I am near the same point you're at. I got mine at Bed, Bath, and Beyond with the 20% coupon, but I will have to price shop with Kohl's and a 30% this time! I too really enjoy the heaviness of a Rowenta, and boy are they good at putting out steam. I have a friend who won one of the steam stations and I used it at retreat a few times - that thing was awesome! I think it lasted her about 5 years. She was good about treating it the right way and got a lot of use out of it!

Linda W.

And when they start to spit and pee, it is always on our best white background, right???


It's funny how we get used to our modern day irons...can you imagine using one like you have in your picture??? I would probably find a new hobby...

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