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Thread: The Iron and Steam are your friends!

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    Senior Member thegypsy1968's Avatar
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    I am a beginner quilter and I have been using a steam iron that my DH bought for me when I started...OMG I just want to throw it out the window. It is never hot enough and doesn't do the job right! So what kind should I buy and does anyone have a suggestion? thank you and Happy Quilting!

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    I have a $12 iron from Walmart, plenty of steam and it gets very hot.
    It also does NOT have the auto shut off :D:D:D

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    Just got a Shark at Wal-Mart. It does the job.

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    Here is a thread I started a little while back. It's full of good information:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-66334-1.htm

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    I have a Black and Decker iron and it heats up really quick.

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    I have a great little Rowenta travel iron that I bought at Hancocks. I like using steam and this does it well. It doesn't have an auto shut off so if you want that feature this isn't for you. I find it is easier to work with than my larger Rowenta was but I wouldn't want to use it to iron my jeans (kind of small for that type of ironing).

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    Lowes sell Rowenta they have two sizes I just got the smaller one but it still has some weight to it $29 I don't like all those light weight makes me press too hard.

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    I have a Rowenta with the auto-shut off feature. I love it, it does a great job. Got it at Bed, Bath and Beyond with a 20% off coupon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I have a $12 iron from Walmart, plenty of steam and it gets very hot.
    It also does NOT have the auto shut off :D:D:D
    me, too, I've nearly worn the teflon coating off (cleaning the starch off it) and leave it plugged in for hours and hours at a time. I had one of the auto shut off ones, threw that thing hard as I could when it wouldn't heat up enough and wouldn't stay on while I stitched a little 2 1/2 inch seam. Cheaper the better, teflon coating not necessary.

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    I am on a different boat here. I hate steam, and I hate when the corners of my small pieces get stuck in the holes at the bottom of the iron. So, a couple of years ago, I got me a smaller iron from Home Depot (on-line only). It is dry and has no holes at the plate. I love it, but I only use it for quilting. It gets real hot and it doesn't have auto shut off. Love it.

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