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Thread: New Addiction!!!

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    Super Member bebe's Avatar
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    Lately, I have been buying different kinds of irons. I am mostly addicted to the old kind made out of metal and do not shut off. I hate to wait for it to warm up each time I leave alone for awhile. I have bought 2 old ones(paid $4 for each) that work great :D They heat up and iron very well. Just like I remember when I was a little girl. Like I do not already have enough addictions reated to quilting.
    I also bought a Rowenta at a garage sale this weekend for $4 and that is all I think they are really worth. I had one that I paid for lots of $$ and not worth it. So I have decoded to go back to the old timers.

    I presently have around 9 irons to include my clover one, 4 small take to class ones, a small Rowenta and 2 metal ones, Rowenta one and a Procter Silex. Do you think I have enough irons now. No way I am looking to buy more of the oldies in case one gives out. I just love those irons they work the best for me :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    At least they don't take up as much room as sewing machines. LOL I like the old fashioned irons also.

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    I found an old iron from Singer called the Featherlight. It had no heat control, just on and off. It got so hot it scorched the fabric as soon as it touched it. I threw it away, it was way to dangerous. I think it must have been defected, how could anyone iron with it being that hot? It must have been made in the 40's, it had a cloth covered cord and in excellent condition.

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    I'm in the market for a new iron since I dropped my Black and Decker. I'll have to check out the thrift shops for some older ones.

    I liked the Black and Decker but the holes on the bottom were so large that they would catch on the edge of the fabric, of small blocks, and cause them to bunch up and wrinkle. I have an Oreck iron that came with my vacuum but I haven't tried it yet because it seems so huge.

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    I had one that went on top of the stove. I can't find it now. But it sure came in handy when the ele. went out. I'll have to keep looking for it. Hope it did not get throwen out.

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    I got out my moms old one after having gazillion steam irons that give up the ghost really fast. I went back to a spray bottle for misting. Remember those old cork sprinklers on a coke bottle??? Id love to have one of those!!!!

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    I have this iron and like it a lot.

    http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/b...on/D/30100/P/1:100:1030:10340:101110/I/f06328?evar3=SEARCH

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    Me too - I found the sprinkler top the other day at a Dollar Store - I'm pretty sure you could find one in any little (junky?) store like that - or maybe a Fred's - good luck

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    the best iron i have had so far is the panasonic cordless---i have had it for almost a year now and must say i luv it---

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    I just had to buy a new iron...the new ones sure don't work as well as the older styles.. I am keeping my eyes open for older ones too at thrift stores and garage sales!!!
    At the fabric store yesterday, the gentleman who was cutting my fabric said that every time he goes to the dump, he has 3 or 4 irons that go!!! He said he burns them up quickly...I did not ask "why, how?" but he was chuckling about it... :roll:

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