Back in May I wrote this post about my new cordless iron. I loved it, but I didn't want to go on about it too much until I had an opportunity to use it in different kinds of quilting applications. Since then I've had a chance to use it on big pieces of fabric, plenty of seams both large and small, and even a little applique. I told you I'd let you know how it performed when I had a chance to use it some more and now I'm back to report that it works wonderfully on everything!
|This guy has not seen many clothes......just quilt fabric!!|
It's the Panasonic Cordless 360 Degree Freestyle Iron. It's unique curved soleplate allows you to iron easily in all directions, and I love the fact that its cordless too. My last iron was cordless.....read about it's sad demise here......and I loved not having the cord catch on whatever was in the way. A cordless iron really comes in handy when ironing a large piece of backing.
Now of course it does need to be put back on the base, so it can recharge after you've used it for a few minutes. This may bother some people, but to me that's a small price to pay for not having that cord dangling all over the place. Usually by that time, I need to move some pieces around or go back to the sewing machine anyway. Also, this iron is a bit smaller than the one I was used to. I was a bit concerned about that at first, but I've found that's a big help when I'm trying to iron lots of seams, some of them quite small, into place. There's a little less iron to be squashing them the wrong way while I'm ironing another seam down. Maybe that only happens to me!
Well, I just thought I'd give you an update since I've been using this iron for awhile. This is totally my opinion on this appliance, by the way. No one is paying me to say this....or anything else for that matter! When something works well for me I just like to share it.
|Lots more blocks and lots more stories!|
Sherri recently had a giveaway with one of her sponsors, Rachel from Dewberry Lane and I was thrilled to be the winner! When The Farmer's Wife Pony Club Sampler Quilt by Laurie Hird arrived on my acorn strewn doorstep, I started reading! The author of the popular book The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt has even more blocks and more stories to go along with them. I've been tempted by the amazing pictures of everyone's lovely blocks to join in the Farmer's Wife Quilt Along, but I felt like I'd be too far behind. Now that I have this book, I may just have to start with these blocks. Thanks so much Sherri and Rachel!!
It has been a lucky few weeks for me in the giveway department. Stay tuned for my own giveaway coming up pretty soon, or possibly after the holidays. My one year Blogiversary was October 27. Somehow that quickly came and went. It looks like I'm approaching 100 followers too, so it seems like a giveaway is in order! I really do appreciate all of the kind comments, quilting help, and friendships I've experienced on my blogging journey. Thanks so much for reading along!