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Thread: I had to laugh.....

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    It was either laugh or cry....but it was pretty funny.

    Last night I'm getting the hubby ready for a business trip. Needed to iron his clothes, so got them ironed and packed up. Went back to put my big ironing board down. When I did, I accidentally knocked my iron on the ground. It came back up in three pieces!

    I started laughing and went to show the husband. His response?

    "Well, I don't guess you need to run out and buy one of those tomorrow seeing as you don't use it much!"

    In his opinion, apparently, irons are ONLY for ironing clothes, something I do very rarely.

    I very politely brought him into my sewing room and showed him the many quilt blocks I have strewn everywhere. I told him that every piece that was sewn together had to be ironed. He still doesn't get it. :roll:

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    LOL, sorry to laugh, but it is funny to us quilters. :lol: Maybe some day he'll get it. Looks like you'll be shopping for a new iron today. Kohl's has great prices on irons when they go on sale.

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    hmmmm i am trying to think of something clever to say but i am at a loss for words :shock: maybe he'll pick one up for while he is on his business trip. my husband always brought me back something pretty, if he showed up with an iron i'd croke! and so would he! :lol:

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    LOL! DH bought me an iron, Rowenta expensive for Christmas last year on the advise of my LQS and he said he can't believe he bought such an expensive iron that will never touch clothing!! I said well you can wear a quilt!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilter7x
    LOL, sorry to laugh, but it is funny to us quilters. :lol: Maybe some day he'll get it. Looks like you'll be shopping for a new iron today. Kohl's has great prices on irons when they go on sale.
    I'll have to watch their ads. My Rowenta iron is on its last legs. It's been used constantly for years so I can't complain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKinCO
    "Well, I don't guess you need to run out and buy one of those tomorrow seeing as you don't use it much!"
    That is funny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    Quote Originally Posted by Quilter7x
    LOL, sorry to laugh, but it is funny to us quilters. :lol: Maybe some day he'll get it. Looks like you'll be shopping for a new iron today. Kohl's has great prices on irons when they go on sale.
    I'll have to watch their ads. My Rowenta iron is on its last legs. It's been used constantly for years so I can't complain.
    I got my Rowenta iron there for 40 something dollars on sale and with a coupon. This is the one I got. It's on sale for more than $60 now, but if you have a coupon and can save more % off, that would obviously be better.

    http://www.kohls.com/kohlsStore/home...re/rowenta/PRD~135718/Rowenta+Effective+Iron.jsp

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    That is funny! I would panic if this iron hit the floor, that's exactly how my last one died, and it marked up my new wood floor pretty good too. This one is a Rowenta I picked it up at the 2nd hand store for a couple bucks, if an iron can be fantastic, this one is.

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    When I left the Marine Corps I promised to never iron again. Was going to use my iron for a door stop. Guess the laughs on me now.

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    what is the three way auto shut off???
    mine doesn't shut off automatically. i tend to sew awhile and then go press and hate it if my iron isn't on.

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    Well I went to Target and bought a Rowenta on sale....he's out of town so he doesn't know how much I spent, right????

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    Sometimes you can find a really good iron at the thrift stores.

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    A lady at church was telling me how she hates to leave her ironing board up after she finishes ironing her clothes. I'm thinking, "I hate to put mine down because I always have a quilting project going..never mind about the clothes."

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    sorry but men go get the iron of your dreams

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    Some times, they just don't get it.

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    Mine hit the floor the other day too. It didn't break at all, but it landed on a plastic bag which melted all over it. Guess I'm in the market for a new one too (thank goodness I have my little travel iron!)

    :)

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    He doesn't get it. Some doen't

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    I'm sorry about your iron but your DH making that assumption was pretty funny. :D Non-Quilters just don't know. :-D Hope you enjoy your new one.

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    I'm laughing also...I said I didn't know what an iron was(only kidding) until I started quilting. I tripped on the cord and knocked mine on the carpet and you can guess what it looked like. All the time my family was wanting to take me to the hospital all I could think of is how am I going to get that stuff of my iron. LOL

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    What, you're suppose to use irons to iron shirts and clothes?????? What a concept.
    :lol:

    Seriously, I did teach all of my children the proper way to iron clothes (I can remember my mother teaching me how to iron clothes) but....I have just about given up using my iron for clothes. That is why it is in my sewing room on the ironing pad while my ironing board is in a different room.

    I can remember my grandmother ironing all of her sheets and pillowcases, table cloths, hankerchiefs, besides the shirts, pants and dresses.

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    My iron hit the floor as well the other day and I picked it up in 2 pieces. Luckily I figured out how to put it back together and so far it still works. It is a nice Rowenta with a large water tank so I felt kind of sick when I thought it was a goner. Probably I need a back-up because this is sure to happen again!

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    I had a really good Oster Iron for years. Somehow its handle got cracked hubby taped it so it wouldn't pinch my hand when I ironed. No need for a new iron... Then it started dumping the steam water... so I started using a spray bottle. Then another day I tried filling it again and it dumped all the water and turned itself off. Threw it in the trash and bought a new nice iron. Hate it because its hard to see the settings and it has a filter so I have to take that out every so often and soak in vinegar to remove the chemicals from the water. Won't work without the filter in place. Hate it but dang I paid good money for it and I have to use it. Then last year the big doorprize at my quilting guild meeting was a Rowenta Iron . I didn't win it but my friend did. (She really needed a new iron so I was happy for her) Then about 4 months later they had another one and that one I won.. I am thrilled with it. So the old iron stays in the laundry room with the fold down out of the wall ironing board (hate it) and I moved my big ol ironing board and the new iron into my sewing room. I am sooooo happy. Not only a new iron but now I don't have to go to the other end of the house each time I need to press seams on my squares.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkhooper
    When I left the Marine Corps I promised to never iron again. Was going to use my iron for a door stop. Guess the laughs on me now.
    I have a friend who was in the Navy - he still irons his work shirts - with starch - but at least does not expect his wife to do it

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    You sure we are not married to the same guy?

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    Several years ago I watched this one post on line by quilt shop owners. In there opinions, go to K-Mart and get a Black and Decker iron. With them plugged in every day for classes at the quilt shop they found dollar for dollar the B and D lasted just as long, if not longer than the expensive models. But it is still a personal choice.

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