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Monday, September 19, 2011

Guest #36 Nan with her One Hour Iron Cozy! and a giveaway of an IRON!

Hi Gang!  Nan here, from Pots and Pins, back for another round of fun...or a reasonable facsimile thereof.  Thanks to Madame Samm (who's heart is three sizes too big) for letting me come back...and for all these weeks of fabulous prizes!  It's been so fun to be a part of it! 
Super Simple Iron Cozy!
 
Since today's giveaway is a fabulous iron...whoever wins is going to need an iron cozy!  Why?  So glad you asked!  If you've ever taken a quilting class where you've hauled your sewing machine, notions and your iron to class, then you know that after class, when it's time to load up and leave, it's always a pain to wait for the iron to cool down.  If you don't wait, and like me you carefully set the iron in your car, thinking it won't hurt anything and it's cool enough...well, you could be sadly mistaken because if it falls over, this is what you'll get:

Iron imprint on my car's floor mat!  And no, it didn't come that way!!
Oh, please ignore the dirty carpet...but I hope you can see the iron imprint that is now a permanent feature in the back seat of my car...actually, it makes me smile every time I see it - the mister?  Not so much!  It's been there for THREE years now and every time he opens the door to the back seat and sees the burn mark he explodes like Mt. Vesuvius!  You'd think the imprint was in HIS car or on his head...say, that's not a bad idea!  As you know, "stuff happens"...so I have a floor mat with the shape of an iron burned into it...there are worse things!  Since I want to be the only idiot with an iron imprint in her car, I'm going to share with you my One Hour Iron Cozy so you won't have an iron burn in your car!  Let's get started!

You will need:
2 pieces of fabric (front and liner) approximately 20" x 15"
1 piece of fabric (binding) 2 1/2" x 50"
1 piece of batting 15" x 15"
1 piece of Insul-Bright, Needled Insulated Lining 15" x 15" (available at fabric shops)  - Insul-Bright is an insulated lining, it keeps heat in and is great for hot pads, oven mitts, tea cozies, etc.
1 piece of heavy duty string, cording, ribbon, approximately 50" long
8 1/2 x 11" piece of paper for tracing your iron, if your iron is larger, just tape two pieces together



1.   On piece of paper, trace around your iron.
 2.  After you have traced the shape of your iron, draw a dotted sewing line 1 1/4-inches out from the solid line.
 3.  Place your iron pattern on top of a layer of batting and Insul-Bright, pin in place.
 4.  Cut around the pattern, on the dotted line, through batting and Insul-Bright.
 5.  Lay your batting on top of your fabrics and cut two-inches from edge, all the way around.
 6.  Just eye-ball it...this isn't rocket science.
7.  Round the corners as you go.

 As I was making my cozy, the mister walked in and asked what I was doing:

Me:  I'm making an iron cozy.

Mister: Oh for my clubs?

Me:  (I laugh, I picture him carrying around his imaginary caveman club) You have more than one?

Mister:  Yeah, my irons (golf clubs) - are you making me covers for them?

Me:  No, I'm making a hair-net for the iron.

Mister:  Sorry I asked.
(Anytime I want to confound or confuse the mister, I tell him I'm making something only a woman would use...like a hair-net or one of my favorites is to tell him I'm making a lingerie pouch...he practically runs out of the room when I say that! Hey, what he doesn't know won't hurt him!)

8.  Time to layer things up...with the right side down, place the batting on top of the piece of fabric that will be on the outside of your cozy, line up the Insul-Bright on top of the batting, place the lining fabric on top of the Insul-Bright and pin everything together - three or four pins is plenty.

 9.  Now, take your pattern piece and cut out the first line you drew - where you traced your iron. 

 10.  Center it on top of the inside batting and pin into place, through all 4 layers.
 11.  Sew around the pattern piece, right next to the edge.
 12.  Now sew 1 1/4-inches from the first seam, just on the outside edge of the batting, using your fingers to feel your way around...I call this Sewing By Braille. 

 13.  Trim everything up with your scissors, if it needs it.
14.  Above is the outside of the cozy, it's looking good!
 15.  Next, sew another seam, 1/2-inch away from the last seam, you are making a casing, which only needs to be wide enough to get a safety pin through.  Sew all the way around...don't leave an opening, even though my finger is pointing to one!
 16.  Cut your binding strips, 2 1/2-inches by 50 inches, depending on the size of your iron, you probably won't need that long of a piece, but you can trim it after sewing.
 17.  Measure out 1/2-inch from the last casing seam and trim away any excess fabric.  Using the tips of your scissors, make a small snip in the back of the cozy, where the back of the iron would go, into the casing area so you can thread a string tied to a safety pin into the casing.
 18.  Thread the string through the casing but do not pull tight, leave it loose for the next step.
 19.  Press end of binding over, then press binding strip in half lengthwise.
20.  We're in the home stretch!  Press raw edges of binding to the center fold, then press again.
 21.  Fold the binding over the edge of the fabric, and if you must, pin in place, but if you want to be through with this in under an hour, hold with your fingers and sew girl!  Use a zig-zag stitch and make sure your binding just barely touches the outer casing line.  Stitch all the way around.
 22.  When you get to the end, trim your binding, turn the raw edge to the inside, and stitch down...this is just like Project Runway, isn't it!?!  Well, without the tattoos and high heels!
 23.  Now you're ready to pull those strings! 
 24.  It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...think of all the friends you have that you can make a cozy for!!
 25.  Put your iron inside... pull the strings up tight and your cozy is complete! 
 It does look like a hair-net, doesn't it?  But I wouldn't recommend using it as one, the Insul-bright will hold in the heat and you'll think you're having a hot flash...not that I would know!
You can dress it up a bit by adding beads to the ends of your string or ribbon.  It's cute and it's functional...and really, everyone who takes a sewing/quilting class that requires them to bring their iron needs one of these!  It's a time and floor mat saver!
As I was finishing up this post, the mister walked into the nerve center (my workroom) and said, "When you get through with your iron maiden can we please eat dinner?!??  See, I told you he is easily confused!

Okay gang, come and visit me at Pots and Pins, be sure to click on the Quilts/Pin tab to see my Quilts and sewing projects, otherwise there's always something good cooking on the Pots page.  If you're not a follower of my blog, please sign up!  The mister and I have a bet about my followers...I told him I'd like to have a 1,000 followers and he said, "Well, IF you can get 1,000 followers then I'll do my laundry for a week!"  And he laughed.  He never does laundry.  Seriously.  He doesn't even know where our laundry room is!  He thought he was being so funny...no laundry for a week...that's like the Holy Grail to me...because I HATE doing his laundry...men, ahem, how should I put this...well, they have "issues,"  so when I do his laundry I do it all by itself...there is no co-mingling with my laundry and his, I KNOW you know what I mean!  (And by men I mean any male over the age of birth.)  So you see that this is a serious matter to me...I want followers and I need a break from his potty pants!  Help a gal in need, will ya!?  My humble apologies to all the men I have just offended...the thought of a week with no laundry has made me delirious.

Thanks Samm!  I'm looking forward to many more weeks of FUN!  xo, Nan

Editors note: OH my Nan, could you have come up with a more timely
tut...For your smiles and wit, what better way to begin yet another week
ON the theme of your cover, we just have to have a giveaway of an iron...
What say you ? I say yes we do....sew our..

Giveaway today is for both '
Wantobes and Quilters
It is an IRON of course!

This is a Smart Iron by Oliso
and if blue is your favorite color and
you are in need of a new iron,
this could be YOUR day!

What do you need to win..?
OHHHH goodness me if you have
not already go to NAN's place
and be her follower- ( she will be tickled to death)
and note, her mister has a bet, we can help her out with ..right?
Be a follower here of course
and leave a comment
why an iron, especially this iron
should find it self in your home...



Big thanks goes out to NAN for her riveting over the top
tut....we can always count on her...
To OLISO for another over the top SMART IRON...
and YOU, for coming by and getting almost
as excited at winning as we are in giving..
And TRUST me it is nice to be at this end to the hundreds
of emails of thanks for the goodies....
YOU are KIND, you are SMART, you are IMPORTANT..
to us...

249 comments:

  1. Hi - what a super tutorial / great idea! What a super giveaway / great for me! I use a spray bottle and a flat iron - this Smart Iron would be a treat.

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  2. Forgot....how could I!....am sponsored by Deonn at Quiltscapes, and am following Nan too.

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  3. I'm all about helping a sister out not having to do the "male laundry!" I only have a 5 year old, so it's not that bad yet, he is potty trained :)

    BLUE! Did you say blue iron? That's for me, I'm sure of it.

    Thanks again Madame Samm - have a great week! And thanks to your lovely sponsors :)

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  4. I'm following Nan, her blog looks like it's fun! Food, quilting, what more can a gal ask for. Thanks to Oliso for the wonderful iron. My iron is ancient and it dribbles water even if I don't want it to. Thanks to Samm again for this wonderful idea of hers! This is soooo much fun!!

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  5. My regular iron is big, and slightly broken. How I would love that BLUE one!
    Following here and Nan, and sponsored by Kathys Cottage.

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  6. I have been having withdrawals because I have not been even remotely near a computer to visit the guest bloggers or to sign me or my granddaughter up for the giveaways since Wednesday! So glad to be home!

    I can feel Nan's pain on the laundry! I wash my hubbys all by their lonesome selves too! Can you say ewwwww!!

    And I have that same iron mark but not in my car... On my quilting studio floor!! ugh!

    That BLUE iron would look awesome in my sewing room and I could really use a good iron! I had an Oliso but it went bad so I had to go to Wally World and buy something in a hurry. It is ok but it isn't an Oliso!

    I am a quilter and am sponsored by SewCalGal.

    I am Nan's 355th follower as of this morning! :)... and as always, follow here too!

    Thanks Madame Samm!

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  7. Well nan you outdid yourself..this is a wonderful tutorial and just what I need....thank you! I have been a follower of yours for awhile now...Madame Samm what to say other than It's a wonderful choice for a Monday Nan is so upbeat it was a pleasure to read her post...so thank you and also to Olisio for there need to help us quilters with such a wonderful iron....Take care Madame Samm and I will keep my fingers crossed....Have a wonderful day.

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  8. Please sign my granddaughter, Allie Coburn, up for the iron as she is the little Miss Wantobequilter! She would love to get a phone call from her mawmaw that she has her very own big girl iron!

    She is sponsored by SewCalgal!

    Thanks so much for the chance to win and thanks to our sponors!

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  9. Everyone needs a new iron. I can't figure out how to clean minee. Love the idea of an iron cover. Going to make one. Thanks Nan. I already follow her blog.
    Thx.

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  10. My iron is in bad shape! I NEED a new iron & yes, blue is my favorite color!! I'm a follower of Nan's blog. I'm a wantobe quilter sponsored by Jane's Fabric & Quilts.

    Brenda C
    bllcornish at yahoo dot com

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  11. I am already a follower of both Sew WE Quilt and Pots and Pins. I would love to win this iron. It would be great to have an iron dedicated to my sewing projects. No more running upstairs to get the one and only iron I own. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  12. I am a follower of both blogs :). After a wonderful number of years with my lovely iron, it SUDDENLY started to peel its teflon coating, making me feel like I am losing my best friend. I hate ironing but I love to iron my quilt piecing!

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  13. I loved Nan's tutorial! I'm following her blog...she's a hoot! Plus, I really want to help her reach that 1000 goal so she can have a vacation from doing hubby's laundry. The beautiful blue iron will be dedicated to sewing projects ONLY.

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  14. Another great tutorial! I am a follower of Nan and here, and am a wantobe sponsored by Amy at Diary of a Quilter. I need the blue iron because I love blue and I could really use a good iron. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  15. "I am a Wantobe Quilter" and my Sponsor is Michelle@theraspberryrabbits

    Thanks Nan! Love the Tutorial, I am one of your followers too!

    Good Morning Madame Samm! I am one of your Followers here as well. Did you have a Spectacular week~end??

    Thanks Nan, Oliso for the Great Iron I could use too!!

    Sew Happy it's Monday, I hope you all Have a Great Day!!

    Huggs, Nancy

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  16. Please include me in your giveaway, I'm a follower here and a follower at NAN's place.

    Less than a year ago I purchased a Reliable Digital Velocity V100 and already the rubber is coming off the grip and if you put too much water in it, it leaks all over my ironing board!

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  17. I am a quilter who is now following Nan. (and by the way I love that bright colored Circle quilt on her blog!)

    This iron could gladly come to live with me. It IS my favorite color BLUE! And it is SMART - I need some smart, I have left the iron on all night one time too many. One day I could wake up to disaster- YIKES.

    Yes I NEED this Smart Oliso Iron. And it will be treated with love and even a nice iron cozy made with Nan's tutorial. (My Nana has that same pattern on the floor of her guest room- I didn't do it- it was there when she moved in. Do you think Nan was visiting? heheehe

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  18. I love oliso irons, they are the best, thanks for a chance to win one.

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  19. Greeting Madame Samm !! I am a quilter , sponsor: melissa @ happy Quilting ; and my iron sometimes works well and sometimes doesn't ! I haven't traveled with my iron or sewing machine yet , but need to make one of these for at home since irons seem to take forever to cool down ! thanks for another chance to win an awesome prize !

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  20. I follow both blogs and am a wantobe sponsored by Amy of Diary of a Quilter.

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  21. bon lundi! I'm a follower of both blogs and I love the gift quilt of here... so nice and joyful.
    My sponsor is Amy from a redeemed sheep.

    have a good week!
    bonjour du québec

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  22. what a cute blog - I have been sitting here reading it for an hour, just laughing. I am definitely going to be a regular there.

    Thanks, Nan, for the great and very useful tut !

    Hope we gwt you to 1000 followers by Dec 1

    and as always, many heart-felt thanks to Mme Samm for everything

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  23. Need the iron. I follow Nan. Blue is my color, so it must be for me. Seriously, a great tutorial and something I will make. Thanks, a lot.

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  24. Why do I need a new iron? Because I'm tired of trying irons and they don't work well. Bought a well known brand that begins with "Row" and so disappointed in it. Leaking is the problem. Was tempted to try my flat iron!

    I signed up to be a follower of Pots and Pins. Dang, what a funny blog. That will be another fun one to read!

    Thank you for the giveaway and guiding us to Pots and Pins.

    Carrie

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  25. Good Morning, Madame Samm ~

    I hope you had a wonderfully refreshing weekend!! You sew deserved it!!

    I already follow Nan. Did you see her Apple Cream Cheese Bundt Cake???? OOOHHHHH I think I gained weight just looking at the pictures. What a perfect Fall recipe....

    OHHH That's right - - this is quilting!! Not cooking!!!


    I'd love to win the iron!! The iron I have? I purchased 25 years ago.... It still works, but on its own terms!!!

    I'm here with Freda from The Adventures of the Empress of the Universe!!

    Have a fabulous week!!

    Hugs ~~ Suz
    inspiringcreativeness.blogspot

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  26. Please enter me in this giveaway!
    I follow Stash and Nan and could really use this iron to replace mine that has seen its better days (haven't we all seen them!) Ironing would actually be enjoyable (getting to watch the iron lift up all by itself) and my ironing pile would go down instead of constantly getting bigger (can you tell I tend to avoid my iron like the plague)!
    Thank you Samm for your blog and thank you to all the sponsors who make these great giveaways possible!

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  27. I follow Nan now (as Skittl1321, but I think my name on blogger recently changed to Jessim) and follow you too. My sponsor is Jennifer from Ellison Lane.

    I desperately need a new iron, and the blue is gorgeous. My iron is a $10 Walmart special. It isn't heavy enough for quilting fabrics. I also can't use the steam, because it shoots out white chalk like stuff (methinks someone put non distilled water in it once). I didn't know I was iron deficient until I tried one at the LQS- and realized mine is sorely lacking!

    Love the iron cozy. Have to admit I was thinking "why", but you gave a very good reason. EEK.

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  28. I love Nan and all her posts. She's just too funny. I follower her already and of course I follow you. Great tutorial.

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  29. Hilarious post by Nan! I had to go to her blog and help her win that bet with the Mister. The iron would be more than welcome in my house! It would keep me from climbing the stairs to get the iron that I use for clothes when i'm quilting. And with a broken ankle, i really don't need to be climbing any more stairs than I have to! I'm a wantobe and my sponsor is Kathy's Cottage.

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  30. Hi, I'm a wantobe sponsored by quilting by dawn.

    Love the tut! Great idea!!

    I've been a follower of Nan's for a while now. Left her a note.

    Of course a follower here. Thanks Madame Samm and the great sponsors. The blue iron is delightful.

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  31. I'm follower #367 on Nan's site....and my favorite color is Blue!

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  32. Already a follower of both sites! Wow would nice to have an iron that works! I"m a wantobe sponsored by Kelly at IHAN. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  33. I follow Nan at Pots and Pins! Hoping she gets her 1,000 Followers! Follower here, too! That blue iron is so pretty! I'm a Wantobe and Paul at Outnumbered Quilter is my sponsor!
    (Do they make this iron in Pink?) ;D

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  34. Welcome back Madame - hope your weekend was restful and refreshing! Oh, Nan, we can always count on you for a chuckle to start our mornings...what would the quilting community do without you?! I follow you, and I am a quilter whose fav color is blue -- hope I can win that smart iron; did Olisio know that I have issues with forgetting to turn my old iron off??!! LOL

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  35. I tried to be a follower and I think I am. I am a follower of Nan's blog. I really want this iron. I love irons and I love to iron. My kids accuse me of having an iron collection!

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  36. HaHa! I love her iron story! It reminds me of when my then 3 yr old colored on the bricks on the fireplace-we were kinda mad, but now that she's 20 I smile every time I see it! I really need a new iron-I'm a wantobe, follow you and Nan, am sponsored by Ellison Lane Quilts. Thanks!

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  37. I'm a new follower on Nan's blog(YEA!!!! laundry vacation!! Good Luck;->) and of course I follow Madame Samm. The reason I should win, my 12yr old son thinks because I have an iPad and visit quilting blogs I'm a cool mom and also his favorite color is blue. Thanks Olisio and Madame Samm.;->

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  38. What a cute idea! I'd love to win the iron as an excuse to make it an iron cover ;)

    Tracey
    thepeonyteacup.blogspot.com

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  39. I am a Wantobe Quilter registered with Linda@straystitches

    I follow Stash manicure & I follow at Nan's place - I had a good laugh over her imprint - you should see what I can do with a curling iron - roflol

    Thank you Madame Samm and all of the wonderful sponsors and creative people involved with this campaign - It has bee a pleasure !!!!
    I am really enjoying all of the tutorials !!!
    Good Luck to all ;)

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  40. Wonderful tut by Nan. I never thought of an iron cosie before.Hm. A cake with apples and dairy-sounds like health food to me!
    Something old (my daughters iron) somethng new ( Oliso iron)
    something borrowed ( my iron by said daughter)
    somethng blue (Oliso iron).
    Sounds like a marriage made in Heaven!
    ( sponsored my Janes Fabric)

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  41. I would love my own iron so I don't have to constantly be stealing mine from my husband....

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  42. Cute Tut! Well, well, blue just happens to BE my favorite color! But even if it wasn't, that beauty would have a place on my left hand in my sewing area. My current iron has to share the work of pressing both quilts AND clothes...the poor sap.

    I'm a quilter, following both blogs, and registered with Amy from Diary of a Quilter. :)

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  43. My iron is so sad. This Oliso iron would be wonderful to have. And thanks Nan for the great tutorial. What a great idea! Happy Quiling!!!

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  44. I SEW need that iron! Thanks for a great tutorial and some chuckles Nan! I'm a new follower of Pots and Pins and I've been following you Madame for a while now. {Ellison Lane is my sponsor}

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  45. I just joined Pots and Pins and will be making that apple cream cheese bundt cake. Oh, the iron. It's next to my sewing machine in importance and the one I am using is Not very Important right now. I Want this one.
    MK

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  46. I am already a follower of Nan, for humor sake:)

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  47. What a pretty blue iron! My favorite colour! Nan, your tutorial is quite snazzy. My iron wants a cozy...a blue one I think.

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  48. Great tutorial Nan! I'm doing my part for your little bet with your mister...I'm a new follower! Thanks to the great sponsors!

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  49. Hi, what a great tutorial! Im already a followerof Pots and Pins, and I left her a comment. She also gave me a new 'timewaster' - Pinterest, cant wait to try it :o)

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  50. I COULD SOOOOO USE A NEW IRON - THANKS!!!

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  51. Wonderful tutorial! I am now following Nan's blog - looks interesting! My sponsor is Marlene at Stitchin by the Lake. I am really enjoying all of the guest bloggers, Madame Samm. Thanks!

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  52. what a hilarious tutorial! good way to start the morning!I am Nan's newest follower & follower her as well! Amy @ diary of a quilter is my sponsor!

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  53. I'm already a follower of Pots and Pins - she has great recipes as well as the tuts.

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  54. I am a follower of both sites. And Diary of a Quilter is my sponsor. Thanks for the chance!

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  55. Never would have thought of an iron cozy - a great tutorial. I need the blue iron because my old iron "is out of steam". I follow here and Nan's blog (my sponsor is Lily Pad Quilting). My bet is that Nan will win the bet with her mister.

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  56. What a fantastic idea! Thanks for the great tutorial. I'll definitely be making one of those up before our next guild sew-in.
    I follow Pots and Pins and am always a happy follower here at Stash Manicure.
    My iron is about ready to take a final dive off of the ironing board so I'm in the market for a new iron.

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  57. Oh, would I love to have a new iron. Mine is spitting and drooling!! I'm a follower already, on my Reader, of Pots and Pins- great recipes, too. I'm a quilter, sponsored by Stray Stitches. Thanks so much for the tutorial- I just spent 15 minutes last Friday at my sewing day waiting for the iron to cool!!

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  58. What a great tute... I am a follower of both blogs... Hiope she wins the bet!!

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  59. who would not want a blue iron. I thought that was a great lesson. regina c.

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  60. Hi, I am a follower and already follow Pots N Pins. I am sponsored by Teresa - At willow tree pond.
    If you saw my old iron you would know why I need this new one.
    Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

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  61. Love the picture of the iron print on the carpet. I don't know why the mister is so upset. Such things are expected when married to a quilter!
    I am following Nan and I follow here too. Kelly at IHAN is my sponsor.

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  62. What a cute iron cover! I need one too!

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  63. I need this laugh this morning!
    I'm already Nan's follower and have been to her blog this morning (and had a laugh there too!). Thanks!
    I need this iron because my new one leaks all the water out!!!

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  64. I have been hoping you would give away an Oliso smart iron. It has been at the top of my wish/want/need list for a very long time. I am a quilter, a new follower of Nan's blog, a follower here and my sponsor is Jillily.

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  65. Loved this tutorial and Nan is a hoot. I am now a follower of her blog. I was already a follower here. I have had this contest wrong from the beginning. I thought when I registered for it my name was in the drawings. Didn't know I had to do something every time you gave something away. I know now and will be sure and comment when I visit.
    Mama Bear

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  66. I don't need an iron, I just wanted to let you know the travel iron cover is a great idea. If the holidays don't come to fast I will make a couple for gift. Thanks, enjoy your blog. Pam

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  67. Woulds love a chance to win this blue iron. Blue is the main color thru out my home and yes, the blue iron would fit right in....

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  68. Yay!! I love Nan!! :) I'm already a follower of hers so I'm afraid I can't contribute more to her bet other than just sending people to her. LOL And awesome project idea! One day I'll be a quilter... one day.. :)
    Thanks for all you do Madame Samm!
    ~Alicia Mower

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  69. I would love to have that iron. I really detest the one I have and of course it will NEVER die. Thanks for the opportunity to win.
    Mary

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  70. I need it beacause my old one don't have a automatic shut off. Thanks:)

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  71. What a great tutorial. I would have never thought of making something like this. I don't have a local shop with classes available, but I have been known to travel with an iron when I am working with my friends on making curtains for their homes.

    I think this iron would be a perfect addition to my home because I have tried 3 irons in the past year and I didn't like any of them. They all dripped and leaked. I have heard good things about the company that makes this iron and I would like to give this one a whirl. My favorite color is pink, not blue, but I do love blue too. With that amazing tutorial, the cover could be any color, so when I am not using it, it could be pink.

    Thanks Nan for another great lesson today. I sure do appreciate great teachers!!! I am already a follower of you, so I can't help you with getting to that thousand you are trying for. Good luck with that. You better get that map prepared for your husband to find the laundry room. I have faith in you that you can get to a thousand friends by December 1st. Maybe those fire fighters that came over about the smoker could help him to read the map. Firefighters are good at finding smoke. Stream looks like smoke. You husband may be pretty steamed when he loses the bet.

    Thanks Oliso for the iron for the giveaway. It's great to have sponsors like you to help with the campaign.

    Thanks Madame Samm for all that you do. Not just for the campaign, but for everything you do. You really have a great uplifting spirit about you. YOU ROCK!!!

    OK, now it is time to get back to flood clean-up. I hope I have more time this week to keep up with your blog. Last week was crazy. I am so used to my morning cup of coffee and Madame Samm together, that I think I was suffering withdraw symptoms last week. LOL We now are waiting for the insurance adjuster to get back to us letting us know what to do next. We are keeping our spirits up as best as we can.

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  72. I am a quilter and sponsored by Jane of Jane's fabrics. I am a new follower of Nan, now, also! I love the tutorial and Nan, I love that apple cake you put up on your blog. YUM! I would LOVE a new iron, especially one in blue which is my favorite color! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  73. I love her sense of humour. I can't wait for her tutorial on the gift block. I am a want to be quilter and Amy of Diary of a Quilter is my sponsor.

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  74. Thanks for the tutorial. I follow both blogs. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  75. What a good idea to keep from making burn prints on the way home from sewing. I am a follower here and just started following Nan. Hope she wins her bet. I am a quilter from Marcia's crafty sewing and quilting and that iron would love to live at my house. I have never had such a pretty iron before.

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  76. Wantobe Sara Lyn here - I follow both of you. Fantastic tutorial! I hate waiting for my iron to cool down before I put it away. This is great!

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  77. Great tut! What a neat idea! I would love to have this iron! I've never had a smart iron and my current iron is sadly starting to fall apart.

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  78. I am a wantobe quilter and would love a new iron! I am sponsored by Janesfabrics.blogspot.com. I am now following Nan and also would LOVE a piece of that apple cake. It looks great! Thanks for the giveaway, Nan and Sew We Quilt!

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  79. A diaper for my iron! I love it. I need a new iron. Mine is on its last legs -- and blue is my favorite color. I'm a Quilter and my sponsor is Jillily Designs.

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  80. Nan, you crack me up!
    I'm a follower here and at Nan's and I've been wanting an Oliso ever since I saw one at a quilt show earlier this year! My mother says I MUST get one, and mother's know best, right?
    Thanks for the giveaway! (I'm a wantobe...Amy w/ Diary of a Quilter is my blog sponsor.)

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  81. What a clever idea! I really need one of them. Right now my iron has double duty...clothing and piecing. I sure would love to have an iron of my own.

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  82. Oh my heck! You gals (and guy) and all so dang kind, sweet and funny! Thanks so very much, today is looking good, might not have to suck the tail pipe after all! Samm, a blue iron...amazing! xo, Nan

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  83. This iron would be so welcomed in my home because... it's not avocado green with a dent in the side of the metal. Seriously, you know how hard it is to iron fabrics like satin with that thing? It snags and rips and makes me sad. A new iron, any color really, would just make me not sad anymore.

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  84. I nearly peed myself laughing...I have subscribed to her blog in my google reader. I love finding new blogs!

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  85. Love the iron cover! I follow here and on Nan's blog. I am a quilter sponsored by Corrie at Quilt Taffy.

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  86. I follow Nan and hope she wins her bet!!! Great tutorial! I quit taking my iron anywhere because of this issue. I love blue and would love an iron I could take to our "outings" safely.

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  87. I love the iron cozy tut and many other are offered on Nan's site. It's such a humorous and informative site she has. I've been reading it for a while but now I am now a true follower. What a great prize the Oliso iron would be to win. Thanks for this chance.

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  88. Ohhh! I need a new iron! Mine does not shut off (even in the 0 mode) and I have burnt myself countless times, and always in the worst spots too (elbow, wrist, etc.) I am already a follower of Nan's, thank you for the wonderful and entertaining tutorial!!

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  89. Already a follower of Nan, so I'm counted in for the laundry week...she is such a hoot! Love the tutorial, and plan to make one of these.
    Yes, BLUE IS my favorite color, just ask my sponsor, Freda of Adventures of the Empress of the Universe!

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  90. I think this little iron would look beautiful in my room, especially because it matches my decor! :)

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  91. Great tutorial!!
    I am a wantobe from team Lilypad quilting.

    I desperately need an iron, I have knocked mine off the board so many times, it's a miracle it still works!

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  92. Forgot to say, I already follow Nan at Pots and Pins! Love her blog!

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  93. What a great iron! I am now following Nan. Her blog seems great. The reason why I should get this great blue iron, is because I've been using my mom's old iron since I went off to college in 1997! She used the opportunity to get herself a new one! Sew, i could really use an iron that is younger than me!!
    I am sponsored by Amy at Diary of a Quilter, and of course I am a follower here!
    megromeo@gmail.com

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  94. Very cute iron cover! I follow Nan.

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  95. I did my part to help Nan win her bet. Blue is my favorite color so this iron must be coming to me :)

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  96. I already follow Nan and the reason I need this very blue Oliso Smart Iron is that I hate the iron I have and I have made a home for MY new Oliso Smart Iron right on my ironing board in my sewing room. It's throne awaits!!

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  97. This is totally awesome...I think I am going to go and make one...now!!! How fun is that?

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  98. I am a quilter, I already follow Pots and Pins, and have for a long time, and, of course, I follow SM.
    The iron cozy is darling, and timely. Been thinking I'd like to make one as a gift. I've tried a couple of her recipes, too. Very talented lady.

    I really do need a new iron, mine is dripping, dripping, dripping! And a BLUE iron would be very special!

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  99. I've been Nan's follower for quite some time. And yours too. And I'd love to have this blue iron. I've needed one for quite a while, and also need to paint my extra bedroom (currently used as my sewing room), and I could plan the color of the room around the color of my new iron. [When I saw you were giving away an iron - I thought it would be an ORANGE one like yours - ha!]

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  100. I too follow both blogs. I have had many a chuckle reading Nan's blogs in the past. Would love a new iron, mine is so old I think it came off the ark.

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  101. Following both of the blogs, and Nan on Pinterest.

    I have been quilting fir awhile now...more than ten years, but was a big skeptic about why a pricey iron would be worth the money. Well, a couple of years ago I rescued a Rowenta iron from Goodwill for $4.99! A little vinegar cleaning, and she has worked beautifully...up until recently. Now her autoshut-off is shutting off while I ironing. Not good!! Can't work my self up to spend the cash for a new one, and haven't seen another at Goodwill. Stuck!!!

    Hope I win!!!

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  102. I really enjoyed this post, and I also enjoy projects when they are created out of a "need" for something special. I'd never have thought of an iron cozy!
    I love Nan's sense of humor. Following her blog and this one.

    Thanks again for all you've done to make these giveaways happen.

    Lavender Dreams is my sponsor.

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  103. What a great tutorial! I have had that problem too. I would love this iron because I have never had a nice iron, just whatever was cheap at the time my old one died! I am a quilter and a follower and a new follower of Nan.

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  104. Love the story-telling style of this post! Already follow pots and pins and adoring the work. And my manmate is confounded as to why we need an iron in the first place. Just imagine if I bring this home!

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  105. What a great iron. I have wanted one for a long time. I am a follower of Nan and here, am a quilter and a member of Paul's Outnumbered Quilter team.

    Thanks for the great tut also. Have started a list of people who are going to receive one for Christmas.

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  106. What a great iron. I have wanted one for a long time. I am a follower of Nan and here, am a quilter and a member of Paul's Outnumbered Quilter team.

    Thanks for the great tut also. Have started a list of people who are going to receive one for Christmas.

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  107. wow - that iron is a beauty! I'd love to make a cozy for that one. thanks for the great tutorial; definitely something I've never thought of before.

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  108. I follow both blogs. I really need a second iron and this one is so cute!

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  109. That little iron looks great to get into all the little nooks and crannies we can make with our sewing moments. I'm amazed at the ingenuity and thoughtfulness of that iron cosy tutorial and the incident that sparked the wonderful idea to life...great work Nan and thanks for the laughs too. Thanks also Madame Samm, for your part as our gracious hostess..

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  110. Great tutorial Nan and always a thank you Samm for all your great posts for this wantobe quilter.
    Would love a new iron and a smart one at that. At least something would be using its brain in my sewing room!
    I follow Nan and Sew WE Quilt.
    Great day to all.

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  111. What a wonderful way to begin a Monday Morning! I love the iron-cozy tutorial but especially Nan's humor! I am already a follower of hers but thought of making up a new name just to see her win her bet with hubby! LOL I am a wantobe quilter, Wendy@ Why Knot Kwilt is my sponsor. Thank you and all of your wonderful Sponsors and guest bloggers, this has been such fun!

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  112. I follow both blogs and I am a wantobe quilter sponsored by Amy at diary of a quilter. The reason I need this Iron is because right now all I have is a hand-me-down iron that was relocated to me 5 years ago after going through 2 other homes. Yeah I really need a good iron.

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  113. What a great giveaway. I am a follower of both blogs. Nan's tutorial was super- I'll be making one-It would also make a great gift. Thanks much.

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  114. Great post Nan, thanks for the tute. Will have to make one for a friend who takes lots of classes. Became a follower of your blog, here's hoping you get out of the laundry detail.

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  115. I am a quilter so this isn't an entry I just had to comment on Nan's post soooo funny!! It's good to know I am not the only one that has to deal with these laundry issues potty pants even made my husband laugh!! Oh and I have made a motorcycle tank cozy for my husbands bike, golf club cozy is a great idea for next fathers day if only I can remember this until then.

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  116. I'm a quilter and I follow Pots and Pins. I'm also a follower of your blog.
    Thanks for a great and very useful tutorial, I had never thought of such a thing. It's both useful and beautiful.
    My sponsor is Stray Stitches.

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  117. I am now following Nan over at Pots & Pins - I was #406 - go Nan go! Thanks to her for the great tute & to Oliso for the cool iron & to Madam Sam for having us & to LilyPadQuilting for sponsoring me.

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  118. I'm going to file this tut in my "Great Projects" folder. I haven't taken a class where I had to bring my iron but that may eventually come along. Nan is my sponsor and she always keeps me laughing. :) I'd love to win this Oliso iron. I have another list, "Things to Buy", and an Oliso iron is on there. It would be so cool to win and not have to shell out my bucks! WooHoo!!

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  119. Okay, I'm not sure what is going on but this is the THIRD time I've posted a comment on here today and it's not working. I am not going to type everything I already did, so will condense. Nan, I love your tutorial and will definitely try it. I'm also a happy follower of yours. Samm, what can I say. I've coveted this iron but just couldn't justify the expense. I went this weekend to buy a new one since mine landed on the floor and I think it's had it. I thougt I could buy it at Joanns with my 40% coupon, but irons weren't included (or at mine they weren't). So, home without an iron. I'll have to use that piece *&*&( for a while longer. Anyway, GREAT post and giveaway today.Thanks!!

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  120. Always enjoy Nan's posts at Pots and Pins and her 'iron cozy' here at Sew We Quilt! I'm a wantobe quilter, sponsored by Kelly @ IHAN.

    That pretty blue 'smart' Oliso iron would be the perfect replacement for my 'not so perfect'...or 'smart' Rowenta!!! Thanks for the chance.

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  121. I am already a follower of Nan's and of course this site too. My sponsor is Janet @ Caribou Crossing Chronicles. Have a great day.

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  122. Wonderful tutorial and what a sweet iron! I just became a follower of Nan's blog. (Wantobe Quilter from Diary of a Quilter Blog)

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  123. Great tutoriall. Following Nan's blog. If I should win this giveaway I will use this iron solely for my sewing projects. My current (oldie) iron has the remnants of other crafty projects!!
    Thanks for another great giveaway
    oshnpashn at gmail dot com

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  124. Cute iron cover idea! My iron is in need of replacement...this would be great! I follow her now too.

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  125. I LOVE the cozy tutorial!! I am sooo in need of a new iron. I've had mine for about 15 years now and it has seen better days.

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  126. Cute iron cover and great giveaway! I could use a new iron! I'm a wantobe quilter sponsored by Linda from Buzzing and Bumbling.

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  127. Cute iron cover and great giveaway! I could use a new iron! I'm a wantobe quilter sponsored by Linda from Buzzing and Bumbling.

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  128. Great idea and definately entertaining tutorial. Nan, you are priceless.
    Oliso, thanks for donating the Smart Iron. Blue IS my favorite color.

    Madam Samm, my sponser is Dionn Stott at Quiltscapes.
    Thanks for sponsering the contest.
    Cheers!

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  129. Im a follower of Nans and Pot and pins... great idea ..Im a Wanna be quilter ..have to try this and make a cover for my iron..thankyou for the ides

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  130. This iron needs to find it's way to me because mine leaks everywhere! There is nothing like a soggy ironing board cover! I am a wantobe, I am a follower here, and I follow Nan! My blog sponsor is Jane's Fabrics!
    Thanks to OLISO and Madame Samm!

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  131. Nan is awesome! She has such a great sense of humor and I really enjoy reading her blog. This tutorial was awesome. I'm definitely going to have to try it.

    I'm a quilter and I'm a follower of Nan's blog too.

    Thanks!
    Jen

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  132. I've become a follower at Nan's blog and of course, I'm a follower here! Why do I need this iron? Well, less than a year ago I bought a very expensive, supposedly reliable, no leak iron. I'd never paid so much for an iron. And it is reliable. I can count on it not to leak water. It streams water! I need a new iron. Thanks!

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  133. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. Blue is my favorite color though wouldn't turn down any color of a new iron! This post was so very funny - that may be the only Kaffe fabric iron cozy in the world! Thanks for tutorial. I follow Nan and SewWeQuilt...and am a blogless QUILTER signed up thru Linda at Stray Stitches. This post started my day off with a happy chuckle.

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  134. What a cool tutorial! I'm already a follower of Nan's blog. And I'm a follower here. My wantobe quilter sponsor is Jane's Fabrics! Would love to win a new iron! Thanks for another great giveaway! :)

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  135. I'm a quilter and a follower of both and would love a good iron!

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  136. Cute project, and great tutorial! Who doesn't need a new iron? Haven't had much luck with my last 3 Rowenta's so it might be fun to try an Oliso. Would really really really love to win! Following where I need to be. And registered with Amy over at Diary of a Quilter.
    jenn(dot)barclay(at)gmail(dot)com

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  137. I signed up to follow Nan's blog. She showed the cutest quilt with Christmas gift blocks and said she has a tutorial coming -- can't wait! I would love to have this iron because the iron I have is dying. My husband has done numerous re-wirings and such, but says he's running out of options. Of course, it's an iron that I have LOVED and is no longer made, or I'd buy half a dozen more for the future. I've heard good things about Oliso and would love to give it a try. The blue would match my ironing board -- extra bonus.

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  138. Nan thank you for the tutorial, I need a hairnet for my iron. Love the apple cake too. I have been a Nan follower for some time now. I am a Wantobe with Jane's Fabric & Quilts. Would love to win the iron and make a cozy for it.

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  139. This is my favourite tute so far, I am definitely making one of these! And I follow there and here and I'm a quilter that would love this iron! THANKS for the chance!
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  140. Every quilter needs another iron. Count me in.

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  141. Thnx for the tutorial. I SEW need this iron--I have a tendency to leave my iron down and have scorched my ironing board pad in several places.....

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  142. I am a QUILTER~Nan is so funny! She makes me laugh so hard. I sure hope she makes it to 1000 followers. I am now one of those followers. I week without laundry would be so cool. Her tut is great! Thank you ladies!

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  143. What a great idea! I am thinking I will also need a cozy for my straightening iron. Does anyone else, while travelling, have to wait forever for the straightener to dry before packing it?
    I am here from Ellison Lane Quilts, e.a.schroeder(at)gmail(dot)com

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  144. I am so making at least one of these (probably more, what a great gift they'd make!)

    Also, LOVE the iron! My current one is limping along after a nasty fall. So far the cracked case isn't causing me too many problems, but seeing the irons makes me think I'll be iron shopping soon!

    I'm following Nan & here. I'm a wantobe and my sponsor is Kelly @ IHAN

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  145. I am a quilter who now has to make a gorgeous iron cozy because Nan's is just the perfect thing to have! Thanks for the great tutorial!

    I'm a follower of Nan and, of course, Stash Manicure!

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  146. I'm already a follower of Pots 'n Pins (love it!) and I'm a follower here. This tutorial is awesome - such a cute idea! I'd love to be entered in the giveaway today. My sponsor is my mom, the ever-talented Linda from Stray Stitches.

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  147. What a prize! I'm following Nan to try and help her win her bet with her husband and I'm following you- or at least I'm showing up as following. This beautiful blue iron would be so appreciated. I have been needing a new iron for awhile but can't decide which one. This one would make ironing so much more fun... My partner is Corrie.

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  148. Loving the iron cozy!! And I love how you redirect the mister away from your projects. I am now a follower (hope you win the bet)
    I am a Wantobe quilter sponsored by Amy@Diary of a Quilter. I would love a cute blue iron. Thanks for the chance!

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  149. What a wonderful tutorial. I can sure use this. Thank you so much.
    And oh my gosh ~ are you kidding? Apple Cream Cheese Bundt Cake?
    YUM! I'll be saving that. Thanks again.

    Here's to hoping you will have a week off from that laundry room. Have you printed out a map yet for hubby so he won't get lost going to that part of your house? LOL
    I was worried I was already following your blog because I have been there many times in the past but I hadn't clicked that little button yet so I have helped to increase your number by one more.

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  150. After less than 18 months, my Rowenta iron (a Xmas gift from the kids) "died" after scorching my brand-new ironing board cover. Luckily it did not burn the nursing cover I was working on! I could really use that new blue Olioso!!!!

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  151. Great post Nan. I could use a new iron. I haven't replaced mine in years and every time I try to steam, it leaks. I am following Nan and helping her cause. Ellison Lane sponsors me.

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  152. Thanks Nan for the cute fun tutortial! I never thought about a cozy for my iron. I am a quilter, a follower of both of you and my sponser in Janes Fabric. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  153. I'm already following Nan and you! I'm a wantobe sponsored by SewCalGal. That iron would be a welcome addition to my home and heaven for my sewing projects! Have a marvelous day! :)

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  154. I'm all for helping her win a bet with her hubby. I have become her follower and love her site.
    Jan / sponsor Amy a quilted sheep

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  155. I must have missed this while I was gone, but who is Caesar Beezer The Wonder Dog? It must be great to have a dog that can help you do all this!
    Jan

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  156. I am a follower of Nan's. Iwould love to help her win a bet with her hubby. I got lucky with my hubby and he does the laundry so I dont have to worry about it. I would love to win this iron. My sponsor is Kathy at Its Only Natural.

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  157. I'm a wantobe quilter, just starting out. I have an old hand me down iron from my mom and this new iron would be perfect for my new obsession, lol. Clover and violet are my sponsor. I follow you and Nan!!!

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  158. Loved the tutorial and now I need a new iron to make the cover. I want Nan to win the bet and the mister do laundry. Just can't figure out how to get my hunk to do laundry.

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  159. i am a wantobequilter a follower of Nan's and a follower here. Sue@quilttimes is my sponsor

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  160. Very cute iron cozy and great tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  161. I am a quilter and am totally going to make this iron cozy! I would love this iron! Thanks so much!!

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  162. What a perfect tutorial for an iron giveaway! Thanks Nan, I'm your newest follower:>) I sure could use this iron, I have a cheapo that barely does the job and drips all over at unexpected intervals. Keeping my fingers crossed! Of course i'm a follower here too, and a quilter:>)

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  163. Great tutorial!! I would love to make one! All I need is an iron.... :)I am a wantobe quilter from Quilt Taffy, and a follower of you and Nan. Thank you so much for the opportunity.

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  164. Thanks for the tutorial on the iron cosy. Nan is so funny. I love reading her blog, and her recipes are also great. I'm a very loyal follower and if I could "follow" twice, I would. We wouldn't want the Mister to win the bet. Why should this iron come to my home? Because I've dropped mine so many times that it has just given up on me. I also follow you Madame Samm and my sponsor is lilypadquilting.

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  165. Wantobe Quilter here. I am a new follower to Nan's blog. Of course I follow this blog. I'd love to have a new iron. My husband is always taking my iron, wrapping it up, and putting it up high. He thinks it dangerous. Oh please, let me win a new iron. Melissa from Happy Quilting is my sponsor. I bet she would love a nice prize as well with that little one on the way soon!

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  166. What a great tutorial! Thanks Nan
    All I need now is a new iron!
    I follow you and Nan! and my sponsor is Dawn

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  167. I'm now following Nan - love her blog! Love the tutorial too! I've wanted an Oliso FOREVER. My cheapo iron is giving me fits - not coming on all the time.

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  168. I'm a follower of Nan's for sure now (that man sew needs to do his own laundry!), and a follower her. I need a new blue iron to use while I sewing an iron cozy listening to Bluesville.

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  170. A new iron! That would be a dream come true. I've been using the same Sunbeam iron for the last 30 years. It still works...kinda sorta...so I can't yet justify spending money on another one. But it would be so great to have an Olisa.

    Thank you for having the giveaway, and also for steering me to Nan's blog. So now I follow her blog as well as yours!

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  171. I've been a follower of Nan for a while now. My DH irons his work clothes (yes, all by himself!) so I need one for my craft room. How fantastic for it to be a beautiful blue one....maybe I'll add some pink stripes down the handle that say this one is mom's! :D

    wantobe quilter sent by Melissa @ Happy Quilting

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  172. I'm a quilter sponsored by Stray Stitches. My iron is not a pretty blue and it is not Smart - it is old! I would sew appreciate having this iron instead. I follow Nan already. Thanks for the tutorial, and my gratitude to Madame Samm and the sponsors.

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  173. I'm a quilter and need a new iron and this one would fit the bill, love Nans posts she is funny and talented, still need to make her sewing machine cover. Thanks :)

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  174. How cute is that????? I'm a wannabe sent by Stitchinbythelake, ms Marlene.

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  175. Hmmm. I've never thought about an iron cozy before.

    I'm following Nan and you of course! I've never had a fancy iron before....

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  176. What a great post! I need one of those irons since I have replace the covor on my ironing/cutting table 4 times due to leaving the iron down and walking away! My husband would be happier than me....he is the one redoing the top....lol
    Debbie

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  177. Blue is my color and pressing and sewing go together as I have learned the hard way. My sponsor is Stitching by the Lake. Thank you Madam Samm...I am learning this quilty thing thanks to you.agnes pat

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  178. such a good post! i'll make iron cozies for my favorite quilters on the go. i'm signed up to follow nan just as ai'm following this blog [through amy's 'diary of a quilter.'

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  179. I would love this IRON!! I have 5 kids and a hubby and I love to sew!!!

    suzannebake@gmail.com

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  180. Oh man, out of all the things you've given away (which omgosh has been a lot!!) I could use an iron the most!! I have my old travel iron from college (which was almost 20 years ago now...wow) which has been dropped so many times that now it smells like burning plastic when I turn it on. Uh oh!

    This tutorial is such a fantastic idea, thank you!

    Oh, and my sponsor is Staci at the Confused Quilter.

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  181. I am all for helping a friend in need - wonderful tutorial and thank you Oliso for being a wonderful sponsor. Following you and Samm everywhere you go. Judy C

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  182. Oh man, could I use that beautiful blue Oliso!! I love it! I'm a follower of yours and a new follower of Nan's. I'm sponsored by Farm Girl Transplanted. Thanks for the opportunity to win.=)

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  183. Attempt 3 to post. I'm sponsored by Nan so I'm actually already following! And here! way to rock Nan with the tutorial. Keep rocking out ladies. I'm a wantobe with a recently broken iron so you know i'm in the market!

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  184. Great tutorial, when I get a machine, you can bet I'll be taking classes to learn how to quilt, so I will need to make one of these for my iron.
    At first I couldn't think why you would NEED one, but it makes sense in the end, thanks!

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  185. I follow here and there and am a quilter. Would be a sew much better quilter with a new iron. Would love to have it in my sewing room. I'm signed up with Nan.

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  186. Love the iron cover. I know how it feels to be at a quilting day and have to wait patiently for the iron to cool down. I would love the blue iron as it would match my ironing board cover. Thanks for the great tutorial and giveaway.

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  187. This is great and makes the iron pretty enough to leave out on display :) Of course the iron that is the giveaway prize is pretty good looking too and would look great in my sewing room :) Thanks for the chance :) Hugs Vicki x

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  188. I totally enjoyed this post. The tutorial was great and I hope I find the time to make one soon. I am a wantobe sponsored by Shell at The Raspberry Rabbits.

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  189. I kind of like the iron imprint :) It;s like a car tattoo!

    My sponsor is A Stitch in Time

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  190. Now this is an idea I can wrap my head(iron) around! Thank you!!!

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  191. I already follow Nan, love her and her blog. Have even tried a few of her recipes. Of coarse I follow here. I have just bought a new iron at a local store. I could not get the interfacing I was putting on a bag I was making to stick yesterday. Was totally bummed. I need a wonderful iron, an iron that actually works!

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  192. I'm a quilter and a follower of SM and Pots n Pins already. My iron doesn't normally leave the ironing board but there's always some clod, be it human or feline, who manages to bump the board and knock the iron onto it so there's scorch marks. Thankfully I'm tuned in to the specific 'thump' that means the iron is hot side down so the ironing board cover hasn't suffered enough that it needs to be replaced yet. An Oliso smart iron would be ideal as then I could leave the iron on and sew happily knowing nothing would ignite! Meanwhile one of Nan's covers would be very handy for the existing iron :D! Hoping she wins the bet with her hubby.
    Cheers,
    Robyn

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  193. This is an entry for my wantobe 12yr old quilter and it’s a bit biased in my favour as if she wins the Oliso she can inherit my old faithful iron that she persists in ironing over jean pop rivets with instead of around them. *Sigh*
    Cheers,
    Robyn

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  194. Hmm...I am testing to see if this post shows up. I noticed today that the posts I have been leaving have not been appearing. Makes it much more difficult to enter!

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  195. Thank you Nan for the wonderful iron tutorial, I think they will make great little Xmas gifts to the sewing ladies in my family! I am now a follower of yours and I loved reading about you little smoker/BBQ party, how funny is that! I wish you the best of luck with all your followers and that your hubby gets to do his own laundry. I do have to recommend that you specify that he has to fold and put them away too, that is where mine goes wrong. I am a wantobe quilter and my sponsor is Angie with Summerfield Quilts. Good luck to everybody!

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  196. i have such a love/hate relationship with irons.... mostly hate though! just when i decide i love an iron, it starts to do something annoying, like spit water, or leak, or stain my fabric! right now i alternate between 3 irons - and i only actually like one of them, but it doesn't have steam because it's a cute little purple travel iron from the 50s. it's perfect for paperpiecing and looking cute on my shelf, but that's about it!

    i need a new iron that will actually work for everything i want to do with it! and if i win an iron, it'll actually benefit my entire quilt guild, because i'm usually the person who brings the communal iron to sew-ins and retreats - which is why i love this tutorial!

    i have the same problem of trying to bring home a hot iron, and i'd planned out an iron cozy using those silicone iron rest mats, but now i'm thinking that i'm going to combine it with this tutorial, and use the silicone instead of the insulbrite, and it'll be perfect! thank you so much for the awesome tutorial!

    i'm now following Nan, as well as here, and Jennifer at Ellison Lane as well (she's my sponsor).

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  197. How I would love to have a wonderful iron to use with my new want to be quilting projects. :)My sponsor is The Adventures of the Empress of the Universe.

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  198. I could use an iron! I signed up to follow Nan and I follow you already. I am a wantobe quilter sent by Lilypadquilting.

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  199. I am a new follower of Nan's now. Thanks for introducing me. :) And I NEED that iron for three reasons.
    1. It's BLUE. I adore all things blue... all shades of blue.
    2. It would compliment my eyes. lol
    3. I "borrowed" (read- pilfered, commandeered) my mom's iron a few years ago. She may (or may not after this amount of time) want it back. So, if I won this iron, I could return it to her and therefore actually BE borrowig it. :)
    I am sponsored by Jeni from In Color Order.

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