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Thread: which iron is best for quilting?

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    Junior Member taj334's Avatar
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    My iron is broken. :( Anyone have an iron they love to use? I'm on a strict budget, so price is an important part of it.

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    Actually I got an iron from Walmart for $6.00 and it is light
    has steam, and really is great. I travel with it too, and don't
    have to worry about dropping it.

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    Super Member PS Stitcher's Avatar
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    I have a Rowenta and I absolutely love it!

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    any brand, but get one with lots of steam holes = I get mine from Walmart or other discount places and if it breaks, I just buy another one.

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    When my iron dies (soon) I am going back the Black and Decker Classic. Nice heavy weight and great steam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdeery
    Actually I got an iron from Walmart for $6.00 and it is light
    has steam, and really is great. I travel with it too, and don't
    have to worry about dropping it.

    I have this one also. Procter Silex. Gets really hot (I keep mine turned up all the way) and doesn't shut off automatically.

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    I was a HUGE fan of Rowenta ... but I just had the same issue with the second one in 6 years. Something has gone wrong with the thermosat in the unit and it just kept on heating till it was super hot and scorched everything and melted/and burnt the thread. I loved the steam ... but I feel I have given this manufacture the benifit of the doubt with the second purchase.
    Never again. Both were the high end iron.
    Now I am using my cheap $10 iron and a spray/mist bottle. It is much much light in weight ... which helps on the carple tunnel.
    Look for a good sole plate , avoid the teflon ( you can not get occasional fusible off the bottom).

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    I purchased a Rowenta several years ago, had a problem with it, sent it in for service (to the factory authorized West Coast center), and received such bad service (including downright rudeness from the owner of the service facility)that I will NEVER buy another Rowenta. Yes, I complained to the company, and no, they didn't respond.

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    I just bought a Rowenta at Big Lots and love it. It replaced my 20 year old Rowenta that finally died. I got a $70 iron for $24. So, I was thrilled.

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    I have had the Black & Decker Classic for years, and I absolutely love it!! I wouldn't have anything else! And they only cost around $30.00. Good investment!

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