My New Iron

My Mother’s Day gift was a new iron…I never thought I would pick one!!! Originally I was content with getting a Rowenta until I read too many mixed reviews. Then I was leaning towards Black & Decker, great reviews. However, I rarely use water (makes my fabric wonky) (yes, I’m a starch freak) & nothing irritates me more than an iron that spits…

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I bought her in college so she’s about 8 years old…she’s been great, I’m just ready for a new one. I did find an amazing one at a quilt store with a separate steam chamber so it doesn’t spit but the $249 price tag wasn’t worth it (unless it ironed for me or my husband said sure darling but…ha). So…I introduce to you…

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A dry iron!! This was $30 from homedepot.com! Here I go opening it…

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So far I LOVE the weight of the iron…nice & heavy!!

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Smooth plate…no holes. Another feature I like is there is NO automatic off. I too often iron, sew, iron, etc with quilts & it annoys me to think I’d have to wait for an iron to reheat back up. Some like it to, I prefer it not to.

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Wow…I will have to get used to the weight!! When she presses a seam, she means business, AWESOME!!! Right now I’m pressing some squares for my Houndstooth quilt I’m working on…

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So while my 2 beautiful children are out with their father I’m going to take advantage of some me time!! Until next time…

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Welcome!

My first blog post! Hello everyone!!!

I decided to go ahead and start my very own sewing after I was inspired by looking at Quilt Market photos with my husband. He’s almost a quilt snob if you will. He is the man behind my quilt designs and self-proclaimed fabric guru. OK, he has an eye for seeing things I just well…can’t.

About Me
I’m a wife, mother to 2 children (26 months & 6.5 months), teacher to high school students with special needs, newbie quilter, think I can do it all sewist, and wannabe rock star. Needless to say I’m limited on my crafting time!

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It took me 8 months to complete my first quilt. It’s a super size king John Deere Realtree Camo quilt…yes, picked out by my husband. I’m in the process of assembling a Houndstooth lap quilt, pattern & fabric picked out by mine truly.

My projects come few & far between so I would like to use this blog to showcase your projects as well as mine. I am also doing this from my tablet so pictures may not be the greatest, but, I’m not trying to be a professional here by any means…I’m here to have fun!

Until next time…