Sunday, 30 May 2010

Pressing matters

A new toy! Since I have started sewing a little more regularly, I find that my irons last only about a year or two. I don't buy expensive irons, I do use special de-ionised/ironing water, I think perhaps having it switched on a lot when sewing, doesn't help. The one I have now is still going, but I don't think it will last much longer, and I don't want to buy another one before I move back to the UK in July.... but I think this little thing will be worth packing.

I hadn't seen a steam travel iron before, and thought that the narrow pointed plate would be ideal for pressing seams when I am piecing blocks. I saw it for €9 in the local hypermarket (Eroski, for anyone interested in Spain). It's ideal for keeping beside the sewing machine for pressing seams, and is a great size for block-making and baby clothes, it's more comfortable to use for fiddly little jobs and isn't so heavy or hot to be beside me when I am sewing. I still use my normal iron for ironing swathes of fabric and wide hems, but this is great for everything else.


Quiltstory said...

I have a small iron and they are so handy! I love mine and use it more often than my regular sized one.

My sister and I wanted to feautre a quilt of yours, pinwheel baby quilt mosaic, but I was unable to find a way to contact you from your blog :( Stop by ours and take a look at our submissions tab, we'd really love to feature you! You've got some amazing work!

Thanks- Megan and Heather

Soja said...

Thanks Megan and Heather! That's really kind of you. I'l go and take a look at your blog now. :-) You are welcome to feature the baby pinwheel quilt - I found the design on the Moda Bake Shop site, the designer is Jodi Nelson of the Pleasant Home blog.

RosaMaría said...

that iron looks great!!! i need a new one!