A bit ago I introduced you to my new little friend. I thought it only fair to come back and tell you a bit more after test driving it for a while.
Straight up, I don't like to iron. I don't really know why. It's not difficult. I'd just rather be sewing.
I've had several irons over the past few years. I say several loosely, as they were really all the same iron, it just had to be replaced because it kept breaking. By breaking I mean puking. ALL. OVER. MY. FABRIC. You know, right? You are happily ironing that nearly completed quilt top and all of a sudden your iron sounds like a dragon breathing fire. You lift your "dragon" up and see brown streaks all over your top. Not cool.
Enough was enough.
Enter Oli-Sew Perfect.
I have found my iron-mate.
She is quiet. She doesn't breathe fire. Or SPIT! (very important for a lady) She also doesn't leave brown stains everywhere she goes! Oh, and she is this perfect shade of yellow. It's not so bright that you need to wear sunglasses, yet it's not so muted it looks cream colored. Also, it reminds me of pineapple flavoured Starbursts.
It's not your typical iron because you don't set it on it's heel. You leave it horizontal. When you touch it (even with just one finger), it lowers flat. When you let go, it raises back up. It's impossible to scorch your fabric. Unless of course you stand there holding the iron. This does take some getting used to. Five minutes, tops!
The first few times I turned around to my iron laying horizontal on my fabric, I ran in Lightning McQueen speed to prevent my house from burning down, all the while she sat there laughing at me. The fabric wasn't even hot. She's smart.
She also gives you perfectly flat seams. Front.
And Back! ( ** Swoon ** )
With my previous irons, I was under the misconception that the more holes in the plate, the better. So I got a Professional brand name iron that had recessed holes everywhere. Not good for quilting, I found out. That flat plate is what gives you those beautiful seams. It's difficult to press flat with so many holes. Plus it gives out too much steam. Oli-Sew Perfect has just the right amount of vents for quilters and they are not recessed like in typical irons. The entire plate is flat! Score!
She has a sense of humor, too. If you happen to set her on her backside, she will stick her tongue out at you!! Silly goose!
How does your iron stack up?
(the above photo has nothing to do with the iron but it's just so pretty. I thought I'd include some eye candy. You're welcome.)
So, if you're fed up. If you've had enough and you're tired of fighting that big bad dragon, head to the nearest store and grab up an Oliso smart iron.
You. Will. Love. It!
P. S. I actually kind of like to iron now.