Congratulations to the Arrow Sewing Cabinets Velocity Iron Giveaway winners: Ann Kelly Jessica Holton Elaine Benfield LeAnne Law Yes, there were lots of celebrities shown with the Velocity V50 in our video – but our prize winners will also be joining the ever-growing group of star quilters and sewers-just like you-who have embraced the patented Reliable iron technology.
Thanks to all participants and to Arrow Sewing Cabinets!
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Welcome to the world of steam where the battle for effective germ killing and dependable garment care has come to an end. Get out the popcorn and take in the latest exciting video releases from Reliable Pictures!
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or take a look at individual videos of interest with one click below:
Velocity Series Irons http://tinyurl.com/7f9job7
The Incredible Enviromateshttp://tinyurl.com/7cpyd6s
As suppliers of commercial irons and ironing tables for the sewing, dry cleaning and alterations world it’s only natural that the team here at Reliable would become an ironing resource for those using our home ironing products. As such, we are often asked ‘pressing’ questions. Here’s one:
“Why was the shirt that I ironed yesterday wrinkled when I took it off the hanger today?”
The simple answer lies in the balance between steam and heat. The steam from the iron will relax the fibers of the fabric making the pressing part easier. The key however, is to ‘dry’ the freshly steamed garment with the heat of the sole plate in order to ‘set-the-press’. If the garment is still damp with steam after you have pressed it the fibers will simply bounce back to their pre-ironed state while drying in your closet. It takes very little effort to press with a Reliable iron because of the steam quality that they produce (remember: no spitting! no leaking! no kidding!), and the placement of the steam holes at the tip of the sole plate (just like our commercial-grade irons). By placing the steam holes at the tip the remaining part of the sole plate takes on the job of setting the press. It’s that simple. The iron does the work so you don’t have to.
Find out more by reading 5 Reasons to Love Your Ironing and Ironing 101:
I’ve barely unpacked my bags from China, and here I am heading off again, this time to Houston for our annual pilgrimage. I’ve still got a pretty good dose of jet lag, but I’m sure that by next week the cobwebs in my head will be a little fainter.
China was great by the way. We met some amazing people saw some cool things, and of course we had food to die for. If you’re ever in Hong Kong, and you love crab, do yourself a favor and head straight for Under Bridge Spicy Crab. It is not to be missed. There must have been a pound of garlic with our crab. It was incredible.
So next week it’s Houston. If anyone out there knows of a great restaurant in Houston, I’d love to hear about it (no steak houses please). If you’re attending the show, we will have our wonderful new Digital Velocity V100 iron on display, and our full line-up of fabric care products. We’d love to see you, so don’t be shy.
Here’s another great “how-to” video done by Real Simple Magazine. A great watch if you have a couple of spare minutes and want to learn a few shirt ironing tricks. I’m sure I’ve seen that iron somewhere before!