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Saturday, June 30, 2012

iPhone-o-gram! The iron I want!

Our classroom is stocked with the greatest irons ever--

Vintage looking babies straight from The Vermont Country Store!

These are dry irons--extra heavy, no auto shut-off, no vent holes on the bottom to snag your fabric! The are heavy weight, get hot and stay hot!

This is definitely on my want list!!

43 comments:

Joyce said...

The Vermont Country Store................ I love to give these as door prizes at Quilt Camp.

JaneB said...

Perfect. I'm getting one of these. Since I read your post awhile back about not putting any water in your iron, I've been doing that with great results.

Loris said...

How funny! I just ordered a tablecloth and some raisin biscuits for my mom from The Vermont Country store...will have to check out the irons :-)

Charlsey said...

I have been using mine for about 3 years. I love it. It is hot, and presses your pieces without stretching and distorting.

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

I love it. I am tired of all the little holes grabbing my corners lately. I don't fill my irons anyway, I use a squirt bottle, so this would be perfect too.

JaneB said...

Just checked with the Vermont Country Store. They are out of stock, but on order. No info on when they might get in. They suggested checking back with the website periodically.

Feather on a Wire said...

I have one but they are getting harder and harder to find here in England. Next time I see one I shall buy two at least. For some reason these are the only irons I manage o knock to the floor.

Kathaleeny said...

Amazon has a few. I ordered one. Didn't even realize they still made dry irons.

CindyB said...

I ordered several of the same brand iron here: http://www.always-free-shipping.com/electric-dry-iron.html

They make one of a kind, much appreciated, quilt gifts!

Anonymous said...

I have TWO my sister bought for me -- both are vintage, with red bakelite handles! Wonderful heavy irons. Whenever I'm in an antique store or a swap meet I keep my eyes open for another one. Good to know where I can buy a modern version!

donnadumouchel at aol dot com

Joan said...

Home Depot carries them online.

Barb Iliff said...

I received one similar to this 45 years ago as a wedding present. It still works wonderfully when all I need is a dry iron!

Toni Selman said...

Love that iron..have one in my sewing room, perfect for applique pieces!
Toni
www.lifeinapinkbunnysuit.com

Anonymous said...

I just checked and was going to order one, but they apparently do not carry it anymore. They had one just like it but it is a steam iron. Oh well, I'll keep looking.... TLF

Anonymous said...

Looks just like mine. But mine is really vintage. Just never could part with it works great.
Donna

Prairie Cricket said...

I've been using an iron like this for over a year. One of my better investments I must say. =)

Prairie Cricket said...

I bought mine on amazon for $25 for those that are looking.

Marj said...

Thanks for sharing the source, I haven't seen that type of iron for a long time. Perfect for quilting.

Crickets Corner said...

Vermont Country Store is out of stock but they expect them sometime within the next 30 days. Item #42277 - $29.95

Deb said...

Try Amazon....I just ordered 2 but they still had a few left.

Diana in RR said...

Have had mine for several years and love it!

Patchwork Penguin said...

How cool!! I didn't know they made flat plate irons. I just found them at Amazon for $19.99.... mine is ordered and on its way. Thanks for the info Bonnie!

Miriam said...

I have this iron from the Vermont County Store. I bought it several years ago for all the reasons you stated. The Vermont company also has lots of wonderfu and unusual items that are hard to find. Miriam in HOT Texas

JCnNC said...

This is the exact iron I bought from them and a spray bottle from Target - works better than any iron (I have tried them all) I have ever had. Go for it - Can't beat the Vermont Country Store. Judy C

Carolyn Sullivan said...

I like my iron, but I HATE getting burned on the steam. I'll be looking too.

Mia's Cottage said...

Had mine for a couple of years and LOVE it!!

Anonymous said...

I have my mothers old heavy weight iron at my camp. It's wonderful.
Sorry we missed seeing you in Vt. The show was great though.
Maryella

Machelle said...

Joyce, that is a great idea for quilt camp give away! Thanks everyone for passing along great information!

Nancy said...

I've had this iron for two or three years and love it...never realized how much distortion occurred using a steam iron, until I started using this one! Nancy

kim said...

I;m going to tell my DH that Bonie made me do it! OK?

Anonymous said...

I have two.. Just bought a Sunbeam Iron Master from a local consignment store.. It had the year 1953 on the tag, don't know if that is true or not but certainly looks old.. The other is a red handled GE and was given to my brother and his wife for a wedding present 47 years ago.. It even has "made in usa" on the bottom back.. I use mine a lot since I make wall quilts, etc. using fusible applique.. I can't tell you how many times I've knocked it off the ironing board and onto a hard ceramic floor and it keeps on working.. Something made in China would have quit working a long time ago..

CathyQuilts said...

I've purchased this iron in the past, It died about 1.5-2 years later.

pdudgeon said...

The Vermont Country Store is one of my favorite places to order from. i have three sets of their sheets, and a maple syrup sampler so far. they still have the stuff i loved as a kid and can't find anywhere else. Great people!

Liriopia said...

Bonnie, I know what you mean! I found a perfectly shiny 30+ year old Sunbeam in the trash at my local St. Vincent's Thrift store. Has the woven iron cord with the spring wrapped around it. I love it and wouldn't trade it for the world.

Liri

Anonymous said...

Thanks all! I have one of the Vermont Country Store dry irons and I love it. Glad to see I may get another online. Great idea to use as a door prize for quilt guild. Joyce

Anonymous said...

I have one that I inherited that is vintage and has the plastic water bottle that you attach to the side of the iron. I don't use the water bottle however but the iron is the greatest.

Judy
judyquiltz@comcast.net

Sheryl said...

No luck at the Vermont Store so I "googled" it - they are at The Home Depot!

Sue in Scottsdale, AZ said...

I just ordered one from Amazon. Yesterday they sold out but today they said they had 10 in stock so I grabbed one. It should be here Thursday.

Irene Onderweegs said...

Sew! This will be the start of another addiction? If by chance I can lay my hands on one of these, I'll ship it to you! One for the go, one for use at home, one as standby in case one of the others dies, and one to (dis-)play would be nice 8^} Be sure I'll get them from a thrift shop. No kidding, I really love dry irons, but thermostats are their weak points. Cotton is no problem, but when you notice those silk shirts shrunken and sticky sitting at the sole, regret is a meager word =^{.
In an hour I'll be heading out to our garden, as weeds are running wild and I love to see what veggies lurk from underneath...
Love from a sunny Amsterdam, Irene

The Vermont Country Store said...

This is Customer Service from The Vermont Country Store. There has been a lot of mention of our dry irons, and we just wanted to let you all know that we expect a shipment this month, and they should be available by the 3rd week in July 2012.
Thank you.

Sue Chamberlin said...

Ocean State Job Lot had them this summer for $10...$7.00 with online coupon. So I bought 2! They're great for my quilting projects!

barblr said...

I have one set up next to my chair, it is the old original and it still gets and stays hot, love it.

Carol Stearns said...

I just ordered one from Amazon. Free shipping if you are a Prime Member. I order quite a bit from Amazon and the Prime mbship has paid for itself in free shipping and then some. I never use steam and look forward to using this iron! That will give me 4 irons in the house and my husband will wonder why.