Wednesday, April 25, 2012

What Do You Iron With

I am beginning to get tired of constantly refilling my iron during a sewing project.  Not too long ago, I did change over to an iron that has a feature which allows it to stay heated, rather than automatically shutting off after a number of minutes which is very frustrating.  But, the water thing is getting to me.  I've been looking more and more into a boiler iron, something like the Reliable i300 or i500 but it's a lot of money, with no guarantee I'll love it.

I'm wondering what all of you are sewing with.  Have you moved to a boiler iron?  a gravity feed iron?  a special board? 

I'd love to hear from you!



  1. I sew with very old, non-steam irons and use various pressing cloths of batiste, muslin or organdy. I figured if Chanel and all the other greats didn't have steam irons, I should be able to work that way, too. Guess I'm just too tight to spend lots of money on irons, when I like this arrangement just fine.

  2. Oh, that is a coincidence, I was going to write much the same thing as Carol above! Years ago I visited a colonial museum, and saw some simply beautiful dresses, all made with the old irons that are just heated over a fire. So I'm a believer in the "it's not what you've got but how you use it" camp. I have a very cheap steam iron.
    Thank you so much for your comment on myVogue 8333!

  3. I have a Reliable i300 and I absolutely love it. It does not leak or spit....I also have a Reliable digital Velocity iron for every day ironing or when I'm sewing for short periods of time I will use it and it also works great. I have no complaints with either of these irons.

  4. Love love love my reliable. If water is the issue you will love it, not to mention the steam capability and setting the sole plate to a lower temp. You can iron low temp and still have stem.