Normally when an old friend leaves your life, the hole they leave behind is generally impossible to fill. No one is a perfect fit, no gets you quite like they did. It is just never quite the same. Well this time, I am happy to say that my new friend is a really great fit and believe it or not, an improvement to my old friend!
Wow, I bet I sound pretty callous huh? Well, don’t get offended just yet, I’m talking about my new iron! When I got my first sewing machine in 2002 I also bought my first iron. It was a Rowenta and served me quite faithfully until yesterday morning when I went to press my binding strips! She just wouldn’t turn back on. I don’t know if I was mad or sad at first, after all, we had been together for 11 long years. Anne and I rushed out, because quilting waits for no one, and I bought a new iron. I decided to go with a Rowenta again because you just can’t knock a brand that worked so well for 11 years, through tons of abuse (including being dropped on a hardwood floor more than once).
I was a tad skeptical at first if I would love my new Ro as much as my old one, but believe it or not I love her even more! And I will tell you why. It is because of that pointed extended tip you see in the picture. It is truly perfect for pressing seams open, which I always do when sewing my binding strips together. Holy moly, she works so well!
So now you have met Ro, and thanks to her my binding strips are now done. I hope you have a great Tuesday!