19 March 2008
My new iron
On March 3, Su Bee over at Pieces of Time asked us about our irons. She is on the never ending quest for the perfect iron. Been there.
As you can see, I currently own three irons. It formerly was four but I just threw one out. I had duplicates of the center iron,which is the one I use all the time, but one of them hit the floor. It is a Black & Decker Classic. I just love the weight of it. The white on on the right ( a Panasonic) has a beautiful point for getting into tight little areas, has a good weight but shuts off after 7 minutes. Ugh. The one on the left is my new one. It is a dry iron and is a Continental Platinum (?). I was surprised at how light it is!
When I am stitching on quilt blocks I do press in the up and down motion, really I do. But I must not lift the iron high enough because the steam holes on the B&D and the Panasonic just grab those little corners and crumple them up. That's why I bought the new Continental iron.
Just look at the size of those steam holes!
I think my spray bottle will become my new best friend.