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Thread: To Steam or Not to Steam, that is the question!

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    Super Member Lori S's Avatar
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    I'm a steamer! I have come to love how flat I can get everything with lots of steam.

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    Power Poster mighty's Avatar
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    I never use the steam, I use a spray bottlle with water.

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    Junior Member ArlaJo's Avatar
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    I don't use steam but I have my faithful spray bottle handy if needed.

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    Super Member Luv Quilts and Cats's Avatar
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    I like using steam. I have not had any problems with it.
    Luv Quilts and Cats
    Never underestimate the healing effects of beauty. - Florence Nightingale

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    Junior Member Rebecca_S's Avatar
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    I like to press blocks without steam, but then afterwards for intersections with lots of bulk I will do another press with steam. The first pressing without steam is often enough but the steam can be helpful for the ones that don't want to lay flat.

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    I'd like to find an iron that gets hot, I won't be using it for steam. I have a question about wattage. When it comes to wattage on an iron, do the higher numbers mean they get hotter or does it mean the iron gets to the temperature faster than lower wattage irons?

    I have 2 irons, the cheapo 1200 watt iron seems to get hotter than my cheapo 1450 watt iron. This is what makes me confused!

    I want an iron that gets very hot, for my cotton quilt fabrics. The 1450 watt doesn't take out wrinkles like it should, even though I spray the wrinkles with water. And the 1200 watt iron takes out the wrinkles when they are sprinkled with water.

    Does anyone have a copy of Consumer Reports???
    Warning! If someone comes to your door telling you they are from the government and they're checking to see how bad the ticks are in your area, and then tell you to take off your clothes and dance around so they can check for ticks.... DON'T DO IT!!! This is a scam! They just want to see you naked! I wish someone had told me this yesterday, I feel so stupid.
    http://www.quiltdasher.blogspot.com/...bel/long%20arm

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    WOW, I found the $129 Rowenta DW9080 1800 watt iron at Big Lots for $50 today .

    If you are in need of an iron, check out Big Lots if you have one nearby. They also had the $90
    Rowenta DW5080 Focus for $30!

    I'm THRILLED to find Rowenta irons at this price!!
    Warning! If someone comes to your door telling you they are from the government and they're checking to see how bad the ticks are in your area, and then tell you to take off your clothes and dance around so they can check for ticks.... DON'T DO IT!!! This is a scam! They just want to see you naked! I wish someone had told me this yesterday, I feel so stupid.
    http://www.quiltdasher.blogspot.com/...bel/long%20arm

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