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Thread: Any opinions on the Continental dry iron?

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    Senior Member Chay's Avatar
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    I've always used a steam iron but I hate the way I always catch the fabric in the holes of the iron and then end up ironing a wrinkle in my fabric or blocks. I saw the Continental dry iron - no steam, no holes and also no automatic off feature which I like. (I have my iron on a power strip and turn off my machine, iron and bendable bright light all at once when I'm done sewing.) Maybe spraying the fabric and using a dry iron is the way to go. Thoughts anyone?

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    I don't know the answer to your question so will watch this post. I do, however, love your avatar.:) Would you mind sharing where you got your pattern?

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    Wow-you described exactly what I'm looking for! I never put water in my iron; I use a spray bottle. I really hate those holes on the bottom for the same reason--it catches. I'm going to Google this iron.

    If you do get it, let me know where and how you like it--I really want this kind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    I don't know the answer to your question so will watch this post. I do, however, love your avatar.:) Would you mind sharing where you got your pattern?
    I made up the pattern myself. I saw a shadow quilt like that on Flickr and loved it. I used a charm pack of Robert Kaufman Kona solids - I think it was the "brights" colors. Then I just added a border to each charm using Kona white and Kona grey. If you would like, I can send you the actual measurements. It's a small quilt, maybe about 40" square.

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    Super Member dakotamaid's Avatar
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    Thank you for the info. I'll pm you.

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    For those who have asked, here are the dimensions for the blocks in my avatar. Please note that these are the final dimensions and DO NOT include the 1/4" seam allowance; that would need to be added to each piece. The border is 2" and the finished size is about 40" square.
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    Thanks for sharing ;-)

    oh, and sorry, I don't know about the iron, though I have seen other posts. You might try a search. Thanks again.

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    I have the Continental iron. It works really, really well, and I use it for quilting all the time.

    I am lucky to live by a bunch of "Job Lot" stores that carry this iron for only $12.00. I know most people have purchased theirs from the Vermont Country Store, where it costs around $30.00.

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    It is also at Home Depot though it is out of stock online at the moment. Thanks for the feedback. I think I'll try this iron.

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    Vermont Country Store and Home Depot sell the Continental irons. I ordered one from here because it is free shipping.

    http://www.always-free-shipping.com/510034.html

    It hasn't arrived yet so no review of it.

    And it says Reliable Smooth Plate Electric Dry Iron. I'm hoping that means it is a Reliable brand iron, that's a quality name in the commercial laundry business.

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