Brooklyn Bridge Tea Towel Contest/Giveaway

I’m giving away the Brooklyn Bridge! Well sort of.

Here is all you have to do to enter to win:

Please leave me a comment below and tell me what brand of iron you love the best and why. I have probably owned 6 or 8 different ones over the years. I work with a lot of linen ย and there is only one iron i would recommend these days. How about you? I promise you that I will iron all the creases out of your pure linen tea towel before I send it to you! I will also hem it all around.

I will be giving away one BB tea towel by randomly selecting you, (all names go in a hat) if you leave an iron comment. Any iron anecdotes will be appreciated too!

You have one week to enter. This contest will be over on Thursday, September 20, 2012.

I will announce the winner on Friday, September 21, 2012. Good luck!

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29 Responses to Brooklyn Bridge Tea Towel Contest/Giveaway

  1. What a great blog spot! Love those towels —-I would be ironing them with my basic Black and Dector SteamXpress.

  2. Marie Karnolt says:

    Hi there,
    As a professional tailor/sewing educator, I have been using a gravity fed Hashima, HI 550P (industrial Steam Iron) for years and love it. It has enough weight, large water bottle, no water IN the iron, and never turns itself off, which is wonderful if you need your iron for 8 hours a day.
    Ironing tip for cotton/linen as used by my mom and grandmother, dampen your garment/cloth, roll it in a towel, and put it in the fridge overnight. When you go to iron it, the wrinkles come out easier! I grew up seeing that roll in the refrigerator!

  3. Ann Brauer says:

    Good meeting you yesterday in the studio. As for irons, I use my Rowenta which I like because it is nice and light. Yes, I don’t like heavy irons since I am always doing small seams.

    • marjorie says:

      Hi Ann! So happy to hear from you. Your studio is so lovely and your work is beautiful! thanks for entering! Ps I gave your beautiful pot holder to my mother in law and she loved it! So I will be by again to your studio in Shelburne Falls to get another as soon as i can!

  4. Karen says:

    I would love to win one of your beautiful and beautifully pressed tea towels!
    I love my Rowenta. I have had it for 25 years. It has a problem with the connection, so I have to hold the cord a certain way as I iron. I have tried a few inexpensive replacements that my girls brought back from college, but I am going to replace with another Rowenta. What do you use?

    • marjorie says:

      Oh I love mine too! I’ve had it for years, dropped it almost as soon as I got it, but it is fine and the best steam ever! It’s the only thing that works on my linen. I only iron it once then I just let it get softer and softer with every wash. Secret is not to let it get completely dry, right Karen? I know you know about the care of linen! Any tips?

  5. Emily says:

    I use to get paid $1 for every item my mother left for me to iron. She fired me within a week! Ironing is not my thing, but the man in my life is currently using the Shark(I just checked the iron and that was all it said). It seems to be working very well on my work blouses, so I haven’t a complaint, but the burn scars all up and down my arm would seem to think otherwise(when I’m in a hustle to go somewhere I do attempt to iron a bunched up shirt…)!

  6. meta says:

    And I have a habit of dropping my irons. So I’ve had quite a few!

  7. meta says:

    Hi, Marjorie, Tefal is my favourite!

  8. Vicki W says:

    Congratulations on your 200th post! I used to buy expensive ironsbut my current favorites are the steam iron from Vermont Country Store and the Black and Decker Classic from Target.

  9. Hi Marjorie,
    Congratulations on 200 posts!
    Many years ago I stopped putting any water in my steam iron – I use a spray bottle instead (especially with linen and cotton) and I haven’t replaced my iron in years. When I was using the iron with water I had to replace it about every two years or so.
    Love the colours you achieve, and also your great silkscreen designs!
    Liz

  10. Congratulations on your 200th post!
    I love my old Black and Decker Classic! It was here when we bought the house and I have been using it ever since. I like it because it is heavy, hot, and doesn’t automatically shut off! Although I can fill it with water, my preference (for steam) is to keep a spray bottle filled with water next to my ironing board. I’ve never had an iron that doesn’t drip…so infuriating! Perhaps this one doesn’t drip, but I’ve never tried it…I really like my spray bottle.

  11. gonerustic says:

    My favourite iron is: a secondhand one! I currently have 5 … =D

  12. Vern says:

    Get a Velocity V50 from Reliable. It will blast the wrinkles from your tea towels.

  13. Curls & Q says:

    Rowenta is my favorite! I grew up when there were two irons: one for regular ironing and one for steam. We were one of the few families that I knew of with a steam iron. We had one because my mom had won it! It was VERY heavy! As a kid I couldn’t lift it to use it. ๐Ÿ˜Ž Out on my own, my first iron was a Sunbeam which finally corroded into the sunset. Ah memories! Thank you! Congrats on your 200th blog! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    • marjorie says:

      Do you remember when you had to use distilled water? I have a Rowenta now. I just bought a new sunbeam but it does not compare.

      • Curls & Q says:

        Oh yes! Always distilled water – I’m sure that’s why my Sunbeam corroded out. ๐Ÿ˜Ž I’d end up using tap water if I was out of distilled. My Rowenta is 100 times better that the Sunbeam. ๐Ÿ˜Ž My opinion.

  14. marjorie says:

    This is to celebrate my 200th Post!

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