A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Does your gift list have you stumped? Can never figure out what to make for Great Aunt Felma?  Each day through December 24, we are featuring a fabulous gift tutorial!  Check out the 2017 Handmade Holiday Gift Guide for (free!) recipes, patterns and more.
Total Members: 319,835
Currently Running With Scissors:
255 Guests and 6 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Best place for this (iron queston)  (Read 927 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
« on: November 05, 2009 08:46:03 AM »

So my sunbeam Iron that I have had for well over two years is biting the dust.  Its not getting hot enough (I guess) so its not ironing out wrinkles.  Pretty detrimental to a sewer...
I have been given the go ahead to buy a decent iron.  Is there any Iron that y'all would reccomend?
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2009 11:00:38 AM »

A lot of quilters use Rowentas, which I've never used. However, one of my contract jobs is to, no joke, do nothing but iron tableware & gifts for four days straight, sixteen hours a stretch. (Not slave labour, I volunteer for this part and I'm paid well.) For that one, I use a T-Fal easyglide that I really love. It's about $40 US in most places, so not as expensive as the rowentas, and you don't need distilled water. About the only thing I don't like about it for quilting is that it doesn't have a terribly sharp point, so ironing seams open can be a little awkward without an awl - something that I think a lot of rowentas do have.
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2009 07:52:35 AM »

I decided on getting another sunbeam.  Its called a steam master.  I am mainly working on sewing up bags at the moment... It will do.  But now i def know what im getting when this one craps out on me! 
Moma D
Offline Offline

Posts: 250
Joined: 04-Oct-2009

Everything is better with ric-rac.

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2009 06:35:28 PM »

My Iron I bought in 1994 for $9.99 just died. I got a shark, it's a pretty nice iron. It's fast and have great steam functions. I do a lot of paper piecing and its wonderful!

My Wist

Personal swap friendly!
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.
Offline Offline

Posts: 409
Joined: 08-Oct-2008

Inside a dog it's too dark to read.

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2009 05:04:13 PM »

I have a Rowenta (my husband had it before we got married.. scary, I know) and the one thing I really like about it is the weight. It's a bit heavier than any iron I've ever had and it seems like that helps to give it a nice glide over the fabric.

Woohoo! Baby Clark is on the way. Due October 24th.
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Recycled Sweater Quilt
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Mini Heart Pinata
Oh, deer!

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.