Time is winding down and there are some definite quilting essentials I wanted for class. I decided to add a few more new items to my list of essentials. I upgraded my EQ quilting software to EQ7, I love being able to design my own quilt tops and scan in my own fabric to see how it will look and get measurements of each block and print my finished work. I also thought it was time to get a new iron, I had been using a Black & Decker Iron I had purchased at Target many years ago and that iron worked beautifully for at least 15 years, I have had several irons since then but none worked like my old Black & Decker. I decided to finally invest in a Oliso TG1600 1800-watt Pro Smart iron, it has iTouch Technology, which peaked my interest, the Iron lifts when you take your hand off the handle, which prevents scorching and burns. It has an extended cord and auto shut-off, a 12 foot cord with 360-degree pivot for greater range of movement, 30 minute shut off allows time to work while the iron stays hot. Tripleplay Xtremesteam and Pro-Press soleplate, that sounded exciting for a iron. Continuous horizontal and vertical bursts, bead blast chromium finish glides over fabric. It has a extra large side fill tank so you can fill as you work. iTouch technology definitely sounded a little high tech for me it almost sounds like all you need is a remote control and you be able to kick back in the recliner and let the iron do the work for you, just kidding no real quilter would ever consider it, the extra large side fill tank, chromium finish and the 30 minute shut off is a bonus. When your cutting, quilting and pressing your seams all these features are a true bonus and I must admit I love the yellow color. There are more essentials needs for a beginner not this extravagant of course but every quilter should own a good iron in there quilting life time.
See you at the cutting table.