February 18, 2016

DAY 5: HOT, HOT, HOT...

...still loving on my sewing stuff.  Today's topic is HOT, HOT, HOT, and the first thing that came to mind was  - of course - my gravity fed steam iron.  Oh goodness yes, I am seriously attached to this iron so much that I really do not want to sew without it.
What hot, hot, hot iron do you perfer???

13 comments:

  1. Faye! How are you? I saw your comment on my post. Gosh, been so busy with our business that I never have time to post anymore. I am still sewing (as much as I can fit in) and am in the process of making an oversized king size denim quilt for our bed. I'm about 3/4 done with the front. I loveeeee my gravity feed iron! I'm happy to see you love yours too!

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    1. I had been missing seeing you but I'm so glad that your business is BOOMING!

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  2. Faye!, my hot hot iron is Rowenta professional steam iron. I have used two gravity irons in the past and they both lasted 1 year each, I don't think I have luck with the gravity fed irons. I have been using Rowenta DG 5030 for over 3 years now and still hot hot but stopped dispensing steam in Dec 2015 after over 3 years of use. I got the latest Rowenta compact steam with eco-shut off , 1.2 L tank on sale for $260 this past Dec. and I am loving it so far. My family now use the other DG5030 and thank God my kids now love and enjoy ironing their clothes....

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    1. Aminat my first gravity iron lasted three years. My other two lasted about a year. I'm on my fourth one now. I love this iron.

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  3. I have a gravity fed iron that I won in a drawing years ago. It is unfortunately still in the box since I do not have the space for it. One of these days I must find a creative solution as I hear so many good things about these irons. I am glad you love yours!

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    1. Tomasa when you get your iron up I know you are going to love it to pieces.

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  4. Can one of you lovely ladies explain to me why you like a gravity iron better than a traditional steam iron? I have a love/hate relationship with my iron, I am a fashion sewer so I spend way more time at my iron than I would like and if there were a better, faster, magical way of accomplishing this task I would love to know what it is! Thanks

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    1. What I LOVE about these types of irons is:
      The amount of heat it gives
      The water bottle, (I don't have to refill often)
      The amount of steam it produces
      The weight of the iron
      I think it gives a more professional pressing result.

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  5. I have the same iron you are using. It is a replacement for another gravity feed that quit after 6 years of hard use. I have not been able to find a shoe to fit the new iron. Will you tell me where you bought yours?

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  6. I have the same iron you are using. It is a replacement for another gravity feed that quit after 6 years of hard use. I have not been able to find a shoe to fit the new iron. Will you tell me where you bought yours?

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    1. Nancy, so sorry I'm just getting back to answer your question. This particular iron was purchased at Fine Fabrics in Atlanta late last year. I have also purchased from All Brands and the gravity feed irons can also be purchased at Wawak.com. My shoes have always come in the box with the iron. Wawak also sells the iron shoes so you might want to check that out there as well. Hope this helps

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    2. I received a shoe with my iron but it was too narrow for this iron. I will try Wawak.

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    3. I received a shoe with my iron but it was too narrow for this iron. I will try Wawak.

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