If you're serious steam irons manufacturers about quilting you know that it's very important to have one or several reliable irons for your fabric and projects. As a quilter or garment sewer, what other tool do youuse as often as your sewing machine? Quilters use irons, and they get used a lot. Leaking, burning and dead irons within weeks to months are a recurring travesty of the iron industry. Below we walk through our top four recommendations for irons that will impact the quality of your experience as a quilter. In this post we will share with you the top rated irons and provide feedback from what we have gathered over the years of selling and using these irons within our very own quilt shop.
The goal is to provide you with education on an essential quilting tool to help you save time and frustration when working on your next quilting project. Wow have times changed in the availability and quality of an iron. The Oliso has been a go to for many in the quilting industry for some time and are known as the iron for quilters. At Stitchin’ Heaven a majority of our production staff use the Oliso Smart Iron because of its reliability, safety and smart features. Our favorite part is the automatic release feature. When you let go of the iron it automatically lifts itself up from the ironing mat.
Every year hundreds of countless fires are caused because people simply forget to turn off their irons. While you should continue to do this with the Oliso, there are some safety features added in that help with our forgetful nature. This iron can prevent the accidental burning of your materials, your ironing mat, and or your floor.The Panasonic Iron also provides some unique safety features with its auto shut-off feature allowing you peace of mind after 10 minutes of non-activity. You only need to wait 10-15 seconds to reheat the iron once it has shut off. Steam! This iron puts out steam.
The steam provides the perfect amount of heat and moisture to properly remove unwanted wrinkles, while preventing calcium buildup within the iron. The iron also contains steam settings for low-medium-high. You can also steam garments vertically. Quilters are travelers and enjoy coming together with other quilters. Oftentimes quilters are at retreats, quilting cruises and local quilt shop classes. If you have ever been to a Stitchin’ Heaven retreat, class or cruise you will see a majority of participants have brought their travel iron. While we carry a number of different travel or mini irons many customers rave about the Mighty Travel Iron. While it may be small, it has an effective ergonomic handle that allows you to work for hours and it comes with a non-stick sole plate providing a simple layer of protectionfor your fabric.