Iron Addiction

Merriam-Webster defines addiction as this:

  : a strong and harmful need to regularly have something (such as a drug) or do something (such as gamble) NOTE: I don’t consider my quilting habit harmful. Unless you get in my way of getting sewing time in. Then it may be harmful to you. 

  : an unusually great interest in something or a need to do or have something

Anyone who knows me,  knows that “addiction” applies to me when it comes to fabric. I’m beginning to think I need to broaden it to include irons.

Granted I have several since I teach. You might think 2 would be enough as I only have 2 boards, well 4 if you don’t count the one in my trailer.

An iron is a tool and many times they have specific purposes, hence the need for more than one, or two or three…..

My current line-up:

Iron Post 3

More on the ones I use for what and why and how I like them in a later post.

How many irons do you have? Do you have a favorite?

Pressing ahead, on the journey, Jackie

  • Kathy Mathews

    You totally win! I have one for travel and one in my studio. Now I want a collection!

  • Kathy Mathews

    You totally win! I have one for travel and one in my studio. Now I want a collection!

    • Jackie

      I think that is why they call it an addiction. 🙂 What is sad, I’m already thinking of getting another one. Maybe I need an intervention. 🙂

      • Jaye

        No. Go buy an iron. It is not illegal.

  • Jaye

    WOW! Like Kathy said YOU WIN! I can understand, with students, why you need more than one iron. I have an Oliso. This is the first expensive iron I have purchased (curse you, Massdrop!) and it is fine. It is heavy and has good steam. I was just as happy with the $25 Panasonic I had for 3 years before the Oliso. Generally, I go and buy a cheap steam iron and use it to death. Sometimes my stepdad can resurrect them, but not always, so I go buy another. I probably wouldn’t buy an Oliso again just because I think cheap irons work fine for me.