While quilters are still arguing whether to iron or just press their fabrics, there is no doubt that an iron is a very essential device for all quilters. The beauty of ironing or pressing your quilts is that it takes away creases, fixes the problem of shrinking fabric and also helps the final quilt appear more appealing. In addition, ironing keeps the fabric flat and evenly proportioned, which helps you achieve accurate cuts and to make perfectly straight stitches along hems and seams. Unfortunately, not all iron are right for quilting. There are factors you need to consider before purchasing an iron specifically for quilting, such as steam power, type of soleplate, weight, length off cord, heat settings and water tank capacity. Here are the best iron for quilters.
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Professional Grade 1700W Steam Iron by PurSteam
This steam iron is very powerful producing up to 1700 watts of power, which together with the Rapid Even Heat Technology enable it to smoothen any type of fabric with ease. It comes with adjustable temperature settings for different fabrics, such as cotton, silk, polyester, linen, nylon and other fabric blends. It also features a water tank and steam output adjustability to match the type of fabric you are pressing. The axial steam holes are strategically placed along the soleplate to ensure that every drop finds its way into the fabric. The stainless steel soleplate has a thick chromium finish that is scratch resistant, easily glides on all surfaces and is very durable. It includes three safety features: the automatic 3-way shut off system, Anti-Drip and the Anti-Calc that prevents mineral buildup.
Rowenta DW5080 1700 Watt Micro-Steam Iron
The DW5080 iron features a stainless steel soleplate with a pointed tip that allows it to access hard-to-reach areas of the fabric. The high power coupled with the smooth soleplate allows it to easily glide above all types of fabric, without a hassle. With more than 400 steam holes evenly distributed along the soleplate, it is able to distribute steam evenly on the fabric. It even features a thermostat control knob that allows you to control the steam output to match the fabric. The built-in anti-calcium and auto-cleaning systems prevent mineral buildup and also enable it to use tap water. The automatic 3-way shutoff system prevents accidents and burnt clothes.
Oliso TG1050 Smart iTouch Iron
This smart iron features the iTouch technology, which utilizes scorch guards that lower it down when you touch the handle and lifts it up when you let go, which helps prevent burnt clothes and accidents. It also features the automatic shutoff function that turns it off after 30 minutes of inactivity and 30 seconds when tripped over. It produces up to 1600 watts of power that will get rid of all creases and straighten the hem in seconds. The stainless steel soleplate features a mirror like finish that allows it to glide easily on the fabric and a detailer tip that penetrates pockets, pleats and other hard-to-reach areas easily. It has three steam settings: horizontal burst, vertical burst and continuous plus three steam levels: low, medium and high, which ensure the fabric is properly dampened to get rid of stubborn wrinkles.
BEAUTURAL 1800 Watt Steam Iron
The Beautural steam iron comes with 9 preset modes that allows you to select the type of fabric and the iron will automatically adjust to the right heat setting. It even features an LCD screen that takes away any guesswork and errors that may lead to scorching of the fabric. It has a double layer ceramic plate that is scratch resistant, very durable and provides even heating. The auto-shutoff feature turns the iron off after 30 minutes of inactivity, 30 seconds when tripped or laying flat and 8 minutes when in vertical position. With 1800 watts of power plus two steam settings: steam bursts and water spray, this iron may be the answer to the creasing problems on your quilts.
Oliso TG1100 Smart iTouch Iron
The TG1100 comes with the same features as the TG1050 (listed above), however it has been revamped with more power of up to 1800 watts. It also features the iTouch technology that lowers the scorch guards when you hold it and lifts when you remove your hand to prevent burning of fabric. The stainless steel soleplate is chrome plated to allow even distribution of heat and steam. It has three steam settings plus three steam levels and even includes a detailer tip that easily accesses hard-to-reach areas of the fabric. The auto-shutoff feature turns the power off after 30 minutes of idleness or after 30 seconds when tripped over.